Truck News


  • MTA and Volvo Trucks Canada name provincial Driver of the Year

    June 20, 2017 4:50PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ronald J. Rodych of Gordon Food Service has been named the 2017 Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada’s Driver of the Year. Rodych has been a driver with Gordon Food Service for more than 28 years, and

  • MPI puts brakes on its driver training program

    June 19, 2017 8:10PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitobans looking to have Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) cover their tuition for the Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program will soon reach a dead end, as the program will conclude June 30. Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)

  • Bison raises over $162,000 for CancerCare Manitoba

    June 16, 2017 12:56PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport raised more than $162,000 through corporate fundraising, a charity barbecue, and personal initiatives in support of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The company took part in the 10th annual Challenge for Life, with 114 employees and

  • New inland port to be built in Southern Manitoba

    May 10, 2017 12:05PM by Truck West

    LETELLIER, Man. – Mid Canada Transload Services is planning the construction of a new inland port and rail siding in Southern Manitoba, which will be one of the largest privately-owned inland ports in the province. The port will be located

  • Manitoba ups weight allowances to increase competitiveness

    January 30, 2017 2:44PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba truckers have been permitted heavier weight allowances by the province in an effort to improve competitiveness for the local industry. Changes to the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highway Regulation were announced Jan. 27

  • Manitoba joins New West Partnership

    November 18, 2016 11:31AM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba premier Brian Pallister announced yesterday (Nov. 17) that the province has joined the New West Partnership Trade Agreement. With Manitoba now part of the agreement, which commits each province to enhance trade, investment and labor mobility,

  • MTA continues work to introduce weigh scale bypass program to province

    November 4, 2016 6:01PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is looking for some of its members to volunteer to participate in a joint industry/government working group to move toward implementing a weight scale bypass program in the province. The MTA said

  • Report predicts Manitoba to soon face dire labor shortage

    July 13, 2016 7:06PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says its province will face a dire labor shortage with a shortfall of 10,000 drivers by 2026, and government must step up to fund training and help fill the gaps. The MTA

  • News Equipment

    Beaver Truck Centre adding new Brandon location

    July 10, 2015 12:59PM by Truck News

    BRANDON, Man. — Beaver Truck Centre has announced the opening of a new location in Brandon. The new Volvo dealership will be managed by Patrick Southall and Norm Verboom, the company announced. Southall will serve as operations manager and Verboom will

  • Manitoba driving champs, safety award winners named

    June 22, 2015 8:09PM by James Menzies

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Denis Roberts of TST Overland Express was named Grand Champion at the Manitoba Provincial Truck Driving Championships held June 20 at Peterbilt Manitoba. Roberts also won the tandem-tandem division. Other category winners included: Bill O’Neil, GFL Environmental,

  • News Equipment

    Peterbilt Manitoba adds third dealership

    November 17, 2014 2:24PM by Truck News

    SPRINGFIELD, Man. — Peterbilt Manitoba has added a third dealership to its group with the opening of Peterbilt Manitoba-East, a parts and service facility in Springfield, just east of Winnipeg. “We’re pleased to add a new location to our network

  • Manitoba Provincial Truck Driving Championships set for June 21

    May 12, 2014 11:05AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Provincial Truck Driving Championships has been scheduled. Designed to showcase the best professional drivers in the province, the day-long event will take place on June 21 at Peterbilt Manitoba starting at 8 a.m. Competitors will