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REGINA, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is set to fight for a sizable increase to the $1,000-threshold for at fault accidents that would see the mark raised by 500 per cent.

The fleet group has already taken the matter up with representatives of the province’s Department of Highways and Transportation and received support from both the minister and at least one other high ranking official to see the maximum increased to $5,000.

In addition to the government, Terry Kostyna, chairman of the STA Carrier Profile Committee, reports a cross-Canada survey has been completed and that no Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) member organizations are opposed to the plan.

The STA says its next step will be to contact the CTA so a coordinated effort can be mounted to push for the change.

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