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Top Manitoba driver honors military roots

September 4, 2019 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba’s 2019 Driver of the Year, Big Freight’s Robert Pigeau, draws on a military background and a commitment to serve his community.

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How Terry Shaw became Manitoba’s voice of trucking

May 2, 2019 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, Man. — Terry Shaw, the executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA), isn’t a truck driver by trade. But he’s playing a key role in shaping the future of those who sit behind the wheel in Canada’s centermost province.

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UPDATED: Diesel prices rise, carbon tax questions remain

March 28, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Federal carbon taxes were tacked onto fuel prices in four provinces April 1 – and they came with the threat of a $2,000 fine for affected carriers who failed to register with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Updated: Prairie provinces look to mandate training

April 27, 2018 by John Smith

REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan is joining Manitoba in a move to mandate training for entry-level truck drivers, following the bus and truck crash in Humboldt that killed 16.

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Engagement key to attracting millennials: panel

April 11, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – Human Resources (HR) departments that want to recruit and retain millennial-aged workers may want to refocus their traditional strategies as they compete for the increasingly valuable pool of employees.

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Manitoba panel tackles challenge of new tech

April 11, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – Technology is often developed to make a process simpler, more efficient or safer, but staying up to date with the trucking industry’s latest advancements can often leave carriers frustrated. As technology continues to rapidly develop, fleets have to educate themselves on new technological capabilities but also look deeper into what the technology will do for their company.

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MTA names new board

April 11, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has unveiled its latest board of directors, following its latest Annual General Meeting.

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Time To Put Fuel Taxes Into Highways, Says MTA

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Governments should redirect 100 percent of fuel taxes back into infrastructure, the Manitoba Trucking Association says.

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Manitoba’s Roads Promised $100-Million Repair Job

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba’s provincial government today announced they will invest an extra $100 million to build and repair roads in 2014.

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Manitoba Gov. Announces Highway 75 Upgrades

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Manitoba Trucking Association welcomes the provincial government’s announcement of upgrades to Highway 75.

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Manitoba’s Driver of the Year Goes to 40 Year Veteran

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Driver Ed Dueck of Big Freight Systems Inc., took home the Manitoba Trucking Association’s Volvo Driver of the Year Award last Thursday when the association took time to honour its own.

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Manitoba Snow-Clearing Cuts Raises Eyebrows

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – The new improvements to Highway 10 came as good news for the Manitoba Trucking Association, but were soon disappointed to hear the Province of Manitoba announced its plans to cut the snow-clearing budget for this year.

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Manitoba Truckers Elect Bison’s Norm Blagden as President

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG – Greg Arndt of Jade Transport Ltd.and Gary Arnold from Arnold Bros. Transport also take seats.

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Dolyniuk’s Retiring; Shaw Will Take Reins in Manitoba

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG – After 17 years as Executive Director of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Bob Dolyniuk is retiring at the end of April.

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Manitoba Trucking Association’s “Seat of the Pants” Leader

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG – Greg Arndt is the new President of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA).