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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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Outstanding driver achievement honored in Manitoba

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s most prestigious driver trucker awards were presented recently, including the province’s Driver of the Year honor.

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Manitoba biodiesel still not flowing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Apparently it takes more than the long arm of the law to turn on the biodiesel taps.

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MTA recognizes province’s top drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Trucking Association has revealed the final three winners of the MTA-Custom Truck Sales Industry Excellence Award for 2009.

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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 to dial up cell phone ban for drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — It’s becoming an increasing trend across Canada and it seems Manitoba will be the next province to crackdown on cell phone use by the motoring public.

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Manitoba’s north is open for business

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Residents of Manitoba’s north officially have access to the 2,200-km winter road system, which is opened to commercial trucks and other vehicles on Feb. 2.

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Biofuels will flourish as infrastructure diminishes: MTA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — While Manitoba pushes to become a national leader in biofuel production it will be a bumpy road for vehicles burning the fuel, including truckers, says the Manitoba Trucking Association.

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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.