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Manitoba IDs steps to enhanced drivers licence

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is introducing an enhanced identification card (EIC) as a less expensive alternative to a passport that will permit entry to the U.S. by land or water.

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Deteriorating conditions leave Manitoba truckers stranded

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WRONG LAKE, Man. — As the winter road season in Manitoba was cut short, so was the trek home for a number of truckers.

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On Third Thought, Let’s Maybe Ban Trucks From Provencher

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG – It’s still okay to drive your trucks along Provencher Blvd. in Manitoba’s capital city but don’t include the four-way main thoroughfare in any long-term planning.

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Manitoba awards industry best

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Clayton Gording of YRC Reimer was recently selected as the recipient of the 2009 RBC Royal Bank / MTA Service to Industry award for dedicating his working career to the trucking industry.

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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 ups speed limit on major route, fines as well

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — The speed limit on certain sections of twinned roadway in Manitoba will increase to 110 km/h on July 1, but so will fines for motorists caught speeding.

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Manitoba road improvements expand truck routes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Heavy truck loads will be allowed this spring in more areas of Manitoba as a result of upgrades to major highways and bridges.

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Northern Manitoba gets connected

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s 2,200-kilometre winter road system to northern and remote communities is now open to vehicles including commercial trucks.

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Sinkholes and Floods: Infrastructure Costs Everyone, MTA says

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – The 200 meter sinkhole that prevents trucks from getting around Highway 83 is only one infrastructure problem out of many, the MTA says.

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Manitoba hopes to get green trucks rolling

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Manitoba has revealed an Economic and Environmentally Efficient incentive program to the province’s trucking industry; that hopes to make adopting proven green technologies to fleets, more feasible.

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Manitoba truckers at the mercy of Mother Nature

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — The spring can be a difficult time for truckers in Manitoba.

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Prairie highways adjust to spring weather

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REGINA — Truckers traveling Saskatchewan highways re being advised to keep an eye on the province’s spring road bans, which are now in effect.

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Manitoba Looking at Increasing Biodiesel Mandate

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG – The Province of Manitoba is looking at a five percent increase in biodiesel mandate, but the MTA is worried that it will gum up engines.

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Manitoba truckers brace for flawed biodiesel rule

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — In just a few weeks Manitoba will become the first province in Canada to mandate biodiesel. And, not surprisingly, the region’s truckers are none too happy.

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Safety at forefront of Manitoba seminar

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Trucking Association recently teamed up with the Motor Carrier Division of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation to help promote safety for the province’s truckers.