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MTA recognizes the best of 2008

Posted: August 1, 2014

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Trucking Association presented Manitoba Driver of the Month awards to seven professional truck drivers at a ceremony in Winnipeg.

The seven drivers honored for the months of January to July 2008, together have contributed more than 163 years and 20 million kilometres of driving.

Driver of the Month for January 2008 is Evan Lounsbury. He has 21 years experience and in that time has driven over 2.1 million accident-free kilometres on highway, rural and city roads in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Lounsbury drives for Earle’s Transfer.

Driver of the Month for February 2008 is Peter F. Wiens. A city and local driver for over 40 years, Wiens has logged over 3.2 million accident-free kilometres in the Steinbach – Winnipeg area. Wiens drives for Penner International.

Driver of the Month for March 2008 is Jeffrey Dales, a professional driver for 6 years. In that time he had accumulated over 3 million accident-free kilometres of highway driving in Canada and the U.S. Dales drives for Len Dubois Trucking.

Driver of the Month for April 2008 is Dennis Barkman. In more than 27 years as a professional driver, Barkman has logged over 4 million kilometres on city, highway and winter roads, all accident-free. Barkman drives for Penner International.

Driver of the Month for May 2008 is Max Pieper, a professional driver for 20 years. Pieper has covered nearly 2 million career kilometres, accident-free for 19 years. Since 2007 he has driven throughout Canada and the U.S. for Bison Transport.

Driver of the Month for June 2008 is Leonard Swedick. A professional driver for over 32 years, Swedick has driven over 4.5 million accident-free kilometres on city and rural roads, highways and winter roads. Swedick drives for Penner International.

Driver of the Month for July 2008 is Russ Toperoski. A city driver for 16 years, Toperoski has covered over 1 million kilometres on Winnipeg roads and has been accident-free for five years. Toperoski drives with Reimer Express Lines.

Driver of the Month Awards recognize professional drivers whose careers demonstrate excellent driving skills, exemplary safety records, outstanding customer service and dedication to the profession.

Since 1979 MTA’s Driver of the Month awards have recognized outstanding Manitoba professional drivers for their safety and their career contributions to the trucking industry.
 

With 40 years of driving Peter Wiens is the most
experienced among a pretty good bunch of drivers.

Driver of the Month for March 2008 is Jeffrey Dales, a professional driver for 6 years. In that time he had accumulated over 3 million accident-free kilometres of highway driving in Canada and the U.S. Dales drives for Len Dubois Trucking.

Driver of the Month for April 2008 is Dennis Barkman. In more than 27 years as a professional driver, Barkman has logged over 4 million kilometres on city, highway and winter roads, all accident-free. Barkman drives for Penner International.

Driver of the Month for May 2008 is Max Pieper, a professional driver for 20 years. Pieper has covered nearly 2 million career kilometres, accident-free for 19 years. Since 2007 he has driven throughout Canada and the U.S. for Bison Transport.

Driver of the Month for June 2008 is Leonard Swedick. A professional driver for over 32 years, Swedick has driven over 4.5 million accident-free kilometres on city and rural roads, highways and winter roads. Swedick drives for Penner International.

Driver of the Month for July 2008 is Russ Toperoski. A city driver for 16 years, Toperoski has covered over 1 million kilometres on Winnipeg roads and has been accident-free for five years. Toperoski drives with Reimer Express Lines.

Driver of the Month Awards recognize professional drivers whose careers demonstrate excellent driving skills, exemplary safety records, outstanding customer service and dedication to the profession.

Since 1979 MTA’s Driver of the Month awards have recognized outstanding Manitoba professional drivers for their safety and their career contributions to the trucking industry.
 

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