Today's Trucking

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.


Maxim fined $48,000 after employee burned

April 24, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) has fined Manitoba-based Maxim Transportation Services nearly $50,000 after an employee suffered burns in a workplace incident in 2014.


MTA, Manitoba to work on interim safety rating policy

April 10, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB — Manitoba Infrastructure will be working with the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) over the next two weeks to establish an interim policy for the province’s Carrier Profile System (CPS) and safety ratings — and address an existing model that has reportedly caused Manitoba fleets to lose business opportunities.


Peterbilt’s Winnipeg facility earns excellence award

September 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WINNIPEG, MB – Peterbilt Manitoba’s Winnipeg facility has been awarded the company’s Canada Region First Class Service Excellence Award for 2016.


Manitoba association looking for memorabilia

August 22, 2016 by John Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Trucking Association is calling on its members to help highlight the province’s trucking industry in a special display to be featured in its renovated offices.


Manitoba election candidates make final pitch to trucking

April 11, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WINNIPEG, MB – Ahead of Manitoba’s April 19 election, three party leaders detoured from the campaign trial Friday for a last-minute policy pitch to the province’s trucking industry.


Manitoba Upgrading Major Roadways

October 14, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB — The Manitoba government is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial roads.

It will invest $1.4 million on provincial roads across Manitoba including $750,000 for improvements and repairs to PR 384, also known as Moose Lake Road; and $250,000 improving PR 392, PR 393 and PR 395 near Snow Lake.

“Through this important partnership, the province is repairing the roads that companies use to haul loads above weight limits to improve their productivity,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “The fund enhances flexibility for companies, promotes economic development and creates efficiencies for regional businesses. It also ensures that a portion of cost savings to industry are reinvested in the roads that are worn in the process.”


Manitoba Trucking Association Setting Up Safety Group

September 9, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Trucking Association announced it will establish a safety association to help reduce worker injury and illness in the province’s commercial transportation industry.


Manitoba Amends Vehicle Weight, Dimension Regulations

August 31, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — Regulatory changes have taken place in Manitoba when it comes to the province’s vehicle weights and dimensions.


Beaver Truck Centre Opening New Location

July 21, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba-based Volvo and Hino dealership, Beaver Truck Centre, will soon open a new location in Brandon and have an open house.


Researchers Need Your Help to Tackle Truck Driving Vibration

July 15, 2015 by sehui

WATERLOO, ON — Now is your opportunity to take part in a research study that aims to address a serious problem truckers face everyday, vibration in trucks and the seats drivers use. A collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo, along with the MFL Occupational Centre and the Manitoba Trucking Association, is looking for both fleets and drivers that will allow them measure the vibration in trucks along different Manitoba roadways while comparing different types of seats. There is clear evidence that long-term seated exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) leads to low back pain and disability, according to Nicolette Carlan, project coordinator at the University of Waterloo.


Canadian Trucking Moving Toward ‘Sustained Mobility’

June 25, 2015 by sehui

LAVAL, QC — Canada’s trucking industry is making progress toward what one tire manufacturer calls “sustainable mobility.” The reason, according to Michelin Canada, is three provinces now have load parity legislation in place following the recent move by Manitoba to adopt new regulations, allowing wide base single heavy truck tires to operate at the same weight limits as conventional dual tires.


TransX Trucker Named Manitoba Driver of the Year

June 23, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Trucking Association and Volvo Trucks Canada announced this year’s Manitoba Driver of the Year is Murray Slack of the TransX Group of Companies during the Truck Driving Championships Awards banquet on Saturday at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg.


Pschulski Named Director of Manitoba Trucking Safety Program

May 21, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Trucking Association announced on Thursday Ed Pschulski has been name the director of the Manitoba Trucking Safety Program.


Legislation Would Make Truck Driving Certified Occupation

May 11, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG — A new certified occupations act has been introduced in the Manitoba legislature with the aim of providing better training and skills development for workers in the province, starting off with truck drivers. According to the Economy Minister Kevin Chief, the plan would ensure Manitoba workers in certain industries would be able to receive certification in their occupation from on-the-job training as well as classroom training from accredited providers.
“Manitoba businesses have many specialized jobs that people new to the job market need to know are an option for them,” he said. “We have the youngest and fastest growing demographic in Canada, as well as many newcomers and others who are just looking for a chance to put their abilities to use in a new occupation. This proposed act is about giving them a tap on the shoulder to show them the possibilities available.”