Truck News


  • New COO takes over at Big Freight

    January 9, 2020 3:48PM by Truck News

    STEINBACH, Man. – Manitoba’s Big Freight Systems has promoted Rod Miron as its chief operating officer. In the trucking industry for more than 30 years, Miron launched his career as a driver prior to embarking on several successful management positions

  • Manitoba Trucking Association to promote SmartWay program province-wide

    January 9, 2020 2:26PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) has entered into a partnership with Natural Resources Canada through its SmartWay initiative. The program, which promotes environmentally-friendly efforts in the trucking industry, links manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and logistics service providers with

  • Rosenau and Freightliner contribute to CentrePort’s record year

    December 19, 2019 11:09AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CentrePort Canada had a record-breaking year of activity, with over $117 million in development and building permits in 2019, including from prominent trucking companies like Rosenau Transport and Freightliner Manitoba. More than 725,000 sq./ft of industrial space

  • Report says oversight of Manitoba’s trucking industry inadequate

    December 18, 2019 7:18PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Auditor General has concluded that provincial oversight of commercial vehicle safety is inadequate, including insufficient safety fitness program practices, management gaps for on-road inspections, and weak planning and performance measurements. The less-than-glowing review was released today

  • Maxim raises money for Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg

    December 9, 2019 11:58AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Maxim Truck and Trailer flipped a lot pancakes Dec. 5, raising $27,202 for the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg. With over 450 Manitobans attending the annual charity event, not only did people open their wallets, they also

  • Michelin and Denray Tire expand services in Western Canada

    December 5, 2019 8:03PM by Truck News-West

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Denray Tire is joining Michelin Retread Technologies as a franchisee manufacturing commercial truck retreads, servicing Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A family-owned and operated company in Western Canada, Denray Tire has been in business since the early ‘70s and

  • J&R Hall Transport to open facility at CentrePort Canada

    November 1, 2019 3:14PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CentrePort Canada welcomed nine new companies at its Winnipeg, Man., location, including trucking company J&R Hall Transport. Companies have either established operations or are in the process of building new facilities in the Brookside Business Park, a

  • Celebrating the industry during National Trucking Week in Western Canada

    August 30, 2019 12:30PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – With National Trucking Week right around the corner, several western trucking associations will be showing love to drivers and the industry across the country. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will host five driver appreciation days, starting

  • Manitoba carriers awarded for their safety culture

    August 28, 2019 1:51PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. –A pair of Manitoba trucking companies received some hardware recently, with Fast Lane Freight the winner of the RPM Award and Bison Transport getting SAFE Work Manitoba’s Safety Culture Award. The Manitoba Trucking Association’s (MTA) RPM Award recognizes

  • Strong showing for Canadians at SuperRigs

    July 28, 2019 6:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba driver gets second place finish in Classic Working Truck category

  • Western Canadian drivers represented at SuperRigs show

    July 25, 2019 8:21PM by Derek Clouthier

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Deep in the heart of Minnesota, two Manitoba truck drivers have brought their rigs to the Shell Rotella SuperRigs show to take part in a competition that honors the best of the best in truck transportation.

  • Fort Garry purchases Pinwood Truck Parts

    July 10, 2019 11:44AM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Winnipeg, Man.-based Fort Garry Industries (FGI) has acquired Pinwood Truck Parts. Fort Garry purchased all the outstanding shares of Pinwood, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary as of June 2. “The addition of the Pinwood stores under

  • Founder of Paul’s Hauling passes away

    July 9, 2019 2:38PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Paul Albrechtsen, founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based trucking company Paul’s Hauling, died July 7 at the age of 88. A philanthropist who donated to several causes over his life, including a $5 million donation to St. Boniface Hospital

  • CITT awards students, recognizes members

    June 24, 2019 6:08PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT) awarded a pair of students and recognized its Certified Logistics Professionals (CCLP) during an annual ceremony June 20. Esnart Shepande of Red River Collage received the Walter Kenneth Morris

  • Manitoba’s top drivers awarded

    June 18, 2019 6:34PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) announced the winners of the Provincial Truck Driving Championship, which was held June 15 in Winnipeg, Man. First place winners make up Team Manitoba and include Bruce McKechnie of Bison Transport (single/tandem);