Manitoba trucking firms raise thousands for United Way

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WINNIPEG, Man. — Six Manitoba-based trucking companies have raised $3,000 for the United Way after taking part in a friendly truck-pull competition Oct. 13.

The six companies each assembled teams of 10 that competed to pull a truck 150 ft in the shortest amount of time.

Taking first place was Dr. Hook, with Bison Transport coming in second “by milliseconds,” according to event organizers. Rounding out the list in order were Sysco Foods, Beaver Truck Centre, Payne Transportation and Maxim Truck and Trailer.

“I would sincerely like to thank you and your teams for your participation and the donation of the trucks in the Local Industry Truck Pull competition,” said Laura La Palme of Bison Transport. “Your involvement in the truck pull, answered our challenge to help show support for our community and raise money for 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.

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