ESTEVAN - The Saskatchewan Trucking Association will be hosting an appreciation barbecue at the Estevan weigh scale on July 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The association wants to thank all professional drivers who keep the provincial economy rolling.
They will be handing out free hamburgers and hotdogs to the truck drivers going through.
Jordan Ewart, manager of policy and government relations with the Sask. Trucking Association, said it will be the first time for them to host an appreciation barbecue in Estevan. They’ve done one in Regina before.
“Coming out of COVID, it's a good time to just get out and say thank you to all the drivers,” Ewart said. “Trucking really does touch every part of our province. And they make sure that the people in this province have all their essential goods, and food, and medicine and whatnot. So, we just want to get out and say thank you to all the professional drivers who keep our economy rolling. So, we'll be at the Estevan weigh scale on Highway 39, and we look forward to talking to a number of drivers.”
The event is put on by the STA and their membership and Dunn Transport out of Carlyle is sponsoring the food.
While the barbecue is aimed at showing appreciation to the truck drivers passing through the weigh scale, if the public wants to come, show their appreciation and have a lunch, they are welcome to join.