STEINBACH, Man. — United Driver Training is hosting a charity truck show June 7, at its location just off Hwy. 12 in Steinbach, about 10 minutes south of the Trans-Canada Hwy.
The company is looking to raise money for the STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) air ambulance service. It’s expected that 14 local trucking companies will be participating, displaying STARS-liveried trucks and trailers. There will also be a trade show, featuring local dealers.
Organizers say there’ll be kids activities as well.
All proceeds will go towards the STARS Foundation. In 2013, STARS flew 2,686 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients, many of them victims of a road traffic accident. Since 1985, more than 26,000 missions have been carried out. An average flight costs $5,400 and a BK117 medically equipped helicopter is $5 million, so you can see that every penny helps.