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National Trucking Week a huge success in Manitoba

MTA and RPM staff took part in this year’s successful National Trucking week celebrations, which included the VMC golf tournament, BBQ at the Headingley weigh station and the United Way truck pull at Assiniboine Park. The BBQ at the Headingley weigh station provided hotdogs, chips, drinks and a swag bag to all drivers from 10am to 2pm.

Last mile – a term used in supply chain management and transportation planning to describe the movement of people and goods from a transportation hub to a final destination in the home. (Wikipedia)

The last mile, though vital in the age of ecommerce, is a precarious mission. The journey of product between distribution centres and the consumer is fraught with unpredictable customers, porch pirates, traffic congestion, and sky-high expectations. However, the last mile is a constant in the age of online-demand. Consumers want convenience – now.

With over 350 attendees at the 2018 MTA Fall Awards Gala on November 2, the event celebrated the best of the trucking industry. Three new members were inducted into the MTA Pioneers’ Club: Cheryl Black (Bison Transport Inc.), Rod Miron (Big Freight Systems Inc.), and Rob Cooper (Big Freight Systems Inc).  


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