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MTA enjoys strong convention

WINNIPEG, Man. - Informative business sessions and interesting speakers highlighted this year's Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) convention."We had a fairly strong turnout ... The Associated Trades...


WINNIPEG, Man. – Informative business sessions and interesting speakers highlighted this year’s Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) convention.

“We had a fairly strong turnout … The Associated Trades Division deserves a lot of recognition for this event; without their support this wouldn’t be such a success,” says Scott Kinley, of Gladstone Transfer, convention chair.

One of the event’s key speakers – Don Norquay, assistant deputy minister of transportation policy and regulation with Manitoba Transportation and Government Services – praised the MTA for the choice.

“There is no question that Internet technology is revolutionizing the way everyone does business, including truckers,” says Norquay.

The event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Tim Ball, both entertained and informed with his somewhat rouge explanation of why the greenhouse effect is nothing more than an incorrect theory.

For the 28-year-old Kinley, the event marked his fourth year involved with the MTA’s board.

“I came from a smaller carrier with only about 10 trucks and at first I was nervous to be dealing with the bigger 300-truck operations,” he admits. “But the association, and convention, are great. You realize everyone – big or small – faces the same issues every day.” n


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