Updated: Charities hit Truck World for a good cause

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maxine Shantz says all it took was one year of volunteering with the Special Olympics Convoy and she was hooked. The Home Hardware employee took on tasks with the GTA branch of the project six years ago and has been more involved every year since. Including spending a day in the charity’s Truck World booth recruiting drivers, selling raffle tickets to raise money for the cause, and raising awareness. Shantz says the booth at the biennial convention brings good exposure to the cause, forming a sense of community for drivers around the event and shines a light on the good things drivers do in a climate where they are often portrayed in the media as the bad guys after incidents on the road.

‘Dear Sask. truck driver’ shows support for trucker in Humboldt crash

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – “Dear Saskatchewan Truck Driver.” So begins a note penned to the driver of the truck involved in a tragic collision that took the lives of 15 people in rural Saskatchewan, April 6. The truck collided with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team on their way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Sask., killing 15 passengers and sending 14 more to hospital with injuries. The truck driver was briefly detained at the scene but walked away with no reported physical injuries. The letter offering support

STA 80th awards banquet has glitz and glamour

REGINA, SK - The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) celebrated its 80th anniversary Saturday with a gala dinner featuring the gilded glamour of the year it was founded - 1937. In a banquet hall adorned with twinkle lights the association honored its members who have shown exemplary service. Scholarships were given to students entering post-secondary with connections to the industry. The top award of $3,000 went to Dylan Mcleod. Mcleod wasn't the only young person receiving accolades during the evening. At just 26-years-old Kristin Finch was given the Driver of the Year award.