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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.

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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.

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Harper Nurtures Winnipeg’s Role as Transport Hub

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG-Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the completion of a new four-lane expressway in Winnipeg that will connect CentrePort Canada, Manitoba’s inland port, to the core national highway system.

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Manitoba eager to join the ranks of early bio-users

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Both Alberta and B.C. have revealed plans to require renewable content in their diesel supply by 2010, but it appears Manitoba might try and beat them to it.