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  • Much has changed since 1958 when founders Frank and Gerry Arnold saw an opportunity to expand the family farm with the transportation of grain. “It’s exciting to see Arnold Bros. reach the 60 year mark,” stated Gary Arnold, Executive Vice President. Incorporated in August 1958, this family business now employs five generations with the youngest employee being 21 years old and the oldest over 80.

  • For the eighth year, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and driver training company, CarriersEdge have recognized Winnipeg-based Bison Transport as one of the ‘Best Fleets to Drive For.’

    Bison is among 20 for-hire trucking companies across North America that are recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional drivers and employees. Only four

  • More and more carriers are looking to expand or relocate to the CentrePort Canada, the country’s largest inland port. According to CentrePort, around 70% of Manitoba’s trucking companies are located there – and the number is growing.

  • CentrePort Canada Inc. has announced the appointment of David Filmon as chair, Mike Pyle as vice-chair, and Kevin Hooke as a director of the corporation’s board of directors.

  • Subject to regulatory review by the Competition Bureau and Transport Canada, CN Rail has purchased Winnipeg-based TransX in a mega-deal targeting intermodal transportation. TransX has 2,600 employees
    across North America (600 are based in Winnipeg) and its assets include about 1,500 trucks and 1,000 intermodal containers. The company has annual revenues of approximately $500-million.

  • The Manitoba Trucking Association annually provides over $10,000 to hard-working young Manitobans. This money is given in the form of either scholarships or support for apprenticeship programs. We would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 MTA Scholarships, and we wish them well in their future endeavours!

  • The province is working on legislation to pave the way for testing driverless vehicles on Manitoba provincial highways, perhaps as soon as the fall. With the first autonomous vehicles heading to Canadian car lots later this year, Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler met with his counterparts from across the country Monday to prepare.

  • An agreement has been struck between the province and CentrePort Canada that has cleared the way for the inland port to finally get started on the development of a unique industrial rail park.

  • The MTA is pleased to announce that after much contemplation, discussion, and planning, turnpike doubles will now be a competition category in the PTDC.

  • At the end of 2017, representatives from the MTA attended two forums in Montreal and brought up industry concerns. At the first, the CVSA North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum, shipper responsibility was a hot topic among attendees. At the second, The National Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Policy, one of the topics of discussion was lift-gates.

  • The Manitoba Trucking Association’s 87th Annual General Meeting will take place April 5 at the Manitoba Club, 194 Broadway in Winnipeg. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m., with proceedings beginning at 9:00 a.m.

  • The MTA welcomes Aries Trucking Inc., Canhua Transport Inc., Lo-Pel Manufacturing Inc., and New Hope Transport Ltd. as new Carrier Members, and A.D. Rutherford International, CSS Group of Companies, JEBL Ltd., Myers Weinberg LLP, National Truck Training Centre, Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America Inc., Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club Inc., Doepker Industries, ISAAC

  • The MTA welcomes PVS Transport as a new Carrier Member and Alan’s Driving School, Continental Tire Canada, Coughlin Insurance Brokers, Evotrux, Supremex Inc. and Transtax Services as new Associate Trades Division Members.

  • On Jan. 11, the MTA hosted member companies and representatives from the Manitoba government to discuss new driver training funding opportunities within the province. Over the past five years, through the Skills Development Program, Skills and Employment Partnerships has supported (on average) over 150 trainees/year at a cost of over $900, 000/year. However, after consultations with

  • With 216 golfers, the MTA ATD Golf Tournament was a clear success! The Associated Trades Division sponsors this worthwhile and fun event every year as a way to raise funds for the MTA scholarship program. Annually, the MTA provides over $10,000 in scholarships to deserving young Manitobans in both academic and apprenticeship programs. Funds raised through the ATD Golf

  • On April 16, Red River College (RRC) announced its purchase of a property to continue preparing future employees for the city’s aviation and aerospace industry; RRC had been leasing the hangar since 2002 for its aviation classes.

  • The MTA welcomes new Carrier members Able Concrete and Building Products & Concrete Supply, along with Associate Trade Division members Baldwin Filters, Dayco Canada Corp., and Wakefield Canada Inc.

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