Manitoba trucking companies to hold charity truck-pull competition

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WINNIPEG, Man. — Six Manitoba-based trucking companies are competing in a friendly truck-pull competition to raise money for the United Way this afternoon.

Bison Transport, Beaver Trucks, Dr. Hook, Maxim Truck and Trailer, Payne Transportation and Sysco Foods have each assembled teams of 10 that will compete to pull a truck 150 ft in the shortest amount of time.

To participate, each team raised a minimum of $500, with 100% of funds going to the United Way.

This is the second year that Manitoba trucking companies have held a truck-pull competition to raise money for the charity.

“There are over 400 for-hire trucking companies headquartered right here in Manitoba so it is important for our industry to show continued community support and leadership which is why the MTA is a proud supporter of this event,” said Terry Shaw, manager of the Manitoba Trucking Association.

Other event supporters include Polo Park Shopping Centre, Guardian Traffic Services, and Maxim Truck and Trailer.

The competition will take place in the parking lot at Polo Park Shopping Centre near the corner of St James Street and Portage Avenue in Winnipeg at 5 p.m. CDT today. For more information, contact Laura Lapalme of Bison transport at 204-712-5244.

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