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2014 A Good Year for MTA: President Greg Arndt

April 13, 2015 by Peter Carter

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s truckers are more competitive than they used to be, the regulatory environment has been tweaked in their favor recently and the association representing them-the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)-is bubbling with new members. 37 in fact. Membership is the highest it has been in 20 years.

There remain lots of issues to tackle, MTA President Greg Arndt told members in his opening remarks to the 2015 Annual General Meeting held in the Hotel Fort Garry here Friday, but he said he is optimistic his second year will continue with the same momentum.

“Over the course of the past year, we saw many positive regulatory changes for our industry, all of which the Manitoba Trucking Association has been advocating for on behalf of our industry for a significant period of time.

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Manitoba to jump-start trucking safety program

December 17, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

WINNIPEG, MB- The Manitoba Trucking Association wants to establish an industry‐based safety program to provide relevant safety and health services targeted to the needs of our work environment, which would help trucking companies save on Workers’ Compensation Board premiums.

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Pink truck & trailer = 75-ft. signal that trucking’s good

December 11, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

ST ANDREWS, MB – Trucking has been good to Dave Tyrchniewicz, president of Manitoba-based Turk Enterprises. So he’s sharing that good news in a very loud way: With a flashy pink rig, decked out to call attention to the fight against cancer.

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Peterbilt Gets Third Manitoba Location

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

SPRINGFIELD, MB – Peterbilt Manitoba has expanded its network by opening Peterbilt Manitoba-East, a parts and service facility located in Springfield, Manitoba.

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Manitoba Driver Hurled by Tornado Thankful to Be Alive

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

THURMAN, IOWA – Driver hurled by tornado thankful to be alive.

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Tanker Trucks Bring Emergency Fuel to Manitoba Residents

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY, MB – Tanker trucks are rushing to the aid of thousands of chilly Manitoba residents with emergency supplies of CNG after a pipeline explosion left them with no heat.

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Manitoba shifts into economic sweet spot

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — The Canada West Foundation has released its latest economic profile and forecast for Manitoba, and the future looks bright.

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Manitoba chips in to salvage rail link

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — A short-line freight railway line in southern Manitoba is getting a $615,000 boost from the provincial government to help ship grain and other regional commodities.

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Manitoba cell ban starts in July

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — In mid-July, drivers in Manitoba will have to use hands-free devices to talk on their cell phones while driving, or face a $200 fine.

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MTA recognizes the best of 2008

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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

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$100k Gift Gets Maxim To Front of Class

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Red River College named one of its classrooms for Maxim Truck & Trailer, who has donated $100,000 to the Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre in 2012.

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Manitoba’s inland port is open for business

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s inland port initiative has taken a major step forward with the announcement of the first-ever board of directors for CentrePort Canada.

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Final leg of Brandon road project underway

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BRANDON, Man. — The final leg of the Brandon Eastern Access project is underway with a target for completion set for 2011.

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Headingly Manitoba? Kiss Congestion Goodbye!

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG – “The Headingly bypass will make a huge difference for the trucking industry,” Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Steve Ashton told this province’s trucking association during their annual meeting Tuesday.

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Rain can’t dampen Manitoba championships

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Neither wind, nor sleet, nor snow… OK, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but truckers in Manitoba sure didn’t let the weather get in the way of showing off their stuff.