Manitoba Trucking Association Celebrates National Trucking Week

Sep 7, 2011 | Corporate Member News

The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is happy to continue the tradition of celebrating National Trucking Week, which is currently held across Canada from September 4-10, to acknowledge the 400,000 Canadian men and women who keep the country’s freight moving in our country every single day.

This year marks the 12th consecutive year the MTA, along with the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), all the rest of the provincial trucking associations, and industry members, have joined together to make this week-long celebration a national one. Breakfasts, barbeques, and various other activities, and tokens of appreciation, are some of the ways industry employees are honored by their employers.

“Look around you – from food and clothing to the furniture and vehicles you drive – it was all brought to you by truck,” explains MTA President Tom Payne Jr. “This week allows us to give back to those in the industry who make it what it is, from the drivers to the operations and maintenance teams.”

Here in Manitoba, it truly is a reason to celebrate. The truck transportation industry is vital to Manitoba’s economy. More than 30,000 Manitoba residents are directly or indirectly employed by our industry. This represents approximately 5% of the Manitoba labor force.

National Trucking Week also gives the public an opportunity to learn valuable information about the industry, such as road safety, and to gain an appreciation for the industry.

One event the MTA has planned, among others, is a BBQ at the MTA on September 7. On hand were representatives from the Government of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Police Service. Speeches from President Tom Payne, S/Sgt. Mark Hodgson and Assistant Deputy Minister of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation John Spacek took place at noon. 

The Manitoba Trucking Association exists to develop and maintain a safe and healthy business environment for our industry members.

For more information contact:

Bob Dolyniuk
Executive Director
Phone: (204) 632-6600
E-mail: [email protected]

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