WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) held its sixth annual awards banquet last week, recognizing some of the industry’s most deserving members.
The event was held at The Gates on Roblin on Nov. 18 and featured guest Steve Ashton, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. Ashton was given a portrait commissioned by the MTA that was meant to represent trucking in the province from its rural roots through to the major economic role it plays today.
Awards included: Volvo Trucks Manitoba Driver of the Year, Bill Gagnon, Big Freight Systems; Payne Transportation LP Associate of the Year, Chris Fredrickson, Peterbilt Manitoba; MTA/Shaw Tracking Distinguished Member Award, YRC Reimer Express Lines; and MTA/RBC Royal Bank Service to Industry Award, Cameron Mayor, Goodyear Tire.
There were also two inductees into the Pioneer Club: R.J. Garroni, Garroni International Logistics; and Tom Stumpf, General Steam.
“We are delighted to be hosting this event for the sixth year now, and each year it becomes more difficult to pick just one recipient for these awards,” said MTA executive director Bob Dolyniuk. “With so many deserving members to choose from, the selection process is very tight. It’s great to see so many members out supporting this banquet tonight.”
The evening wrapped up with comedian Matt Falk.
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