The Manitoba Trucking Association would like to extend thanks to our members, and the trucking industry at large for yet another successful celebration of National Trucking Week.
Taking place this year from September 4-10, National Trucking Week is a week dedicated to the recognition of the trucking industry in Canada, as well time to celebrate the contributions of those who work in trucking.
As part of National Trucking Week, the Manitoba Trucking Association held several events for our members and their employees. The first event was a Bar-B-Que last Wednesday. Over 80 industry members joined the MTA at our offices for lunch, and were treated to greetings and remarks from John Spacek, Assistant Deputy Minister of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, MTA President Tom Payne, S/Sgt. Mark Hodgson of the Winnipeg Police Service and Stephan Seckenski of Goodyear Canada.
On Thursday, September 8, members of the MTA staff visited the truck weight stations in Headingly, MB and West Hawk Lake, MB to hand out coffee, donuts and other assorted gifts to truck drivers. This event was an excellent opportunity to honour the backbone of our industry and dole out tokens of appreciation. The drivers staff met with were all very appreciative of our scale-stop initiatives.
“National Trucking Week allows us to recognize the contributions of those working in the trucking industry as well as the contributions trucking makes to the economy of Manitoba and Canada as whole,” says Bob Dolyniuk, Executive Director of the MTA, “with so much economy activity in this province related to trucking, National Trucking Week is an important celebration for us.”
Approximately 95% of all goods moved in and out of the Province of Manitoba are carried by truck.
For more information contact:Bob Dolyniuk Executive Director Phone: (204) 632-6600 E-mail: [email protected]