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The following honors were presented at the recently held Manitoba Trucking Association's annual convention. At the MTA's annual Safety Luncheon on April 8, Eugene Allard of Canadian Freightways was a...


The following honors were presented at the recently held Manitoba Trucking Association’s annual convention.

At the MTA’s annual Safety Luncheon on April 8, Eugene Allard of Canadian Freightways was awarded the Volvo Trucks Canada 2000 Manitoba Driver of the Year Award. Primarily a straight-truck driver operating in downtown Winnipeg, Allard was recognized for his 22-year career with a perfect safety record, his dedication to customer service, and his strong work ethic.

Glen Babcock of Reimer Express Lines was awarded the J.O. Dutton Memorial Award. This award is presented to the Manitoba competitor who achieves the highest differential over the average score in his class at the Canadian Professional Truck Driving Championships, which were held last September in London, Ont. Babcock competed in the eight-axle Super B-Train class and placed second.

Bob Polson of Midwest Detroit Diesel-Allison received the 2000 Maxim Associate of the Year Award. Polson has been involved in the trucking industry for more than 40 years and has served on numerous MTA committees for many years.

Del Capnerhurst, president of Custom Truck Sales (Man.), was awarded the 2000 Manitoba Trailmobile Service to Industry Award. A long-time member of the MTA, Capnerhurst was honored for his many contributions to the trucking industry. n


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