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MTA Holiday Hours

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Manitoba Trucking Association will be closed from December 21st at 11:30 am.

Normal Business hours will resume on January 2nd, 2018.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you require immediate assistance please contact us at info@trucking.mb.ca

 

Notice of Road Closure PTH 110 (Brandon Eastern Access)

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Forwarded from Manitoba Infrastrucutre

Notice of ROAD CLOSURE

PTH 110 (Brandon Eastern Access)


Railway repairs at the CN railway crossing on PTH 110 (Brandon Eastern Access) between Richmond Avenue East and 17th Street East will result in lane closures for all vehicular traffic.

Both North and southbound lanes of PTH 110 (Brandon Eastern Access) are scheduled to close for two days starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Commercial vehicles (including vehicles transporting dangerous goods) will be able to detour around the closure using Richmond Avenue East and 17th Street East. Permitted oversized/overweight vehicles will be required to use alternate routes that have been approved by Manitoba Infrastructure.

Information and updates regarding the road closure will be available on the Highway Information ((Manitoba 511 - Road and Traveler Information) website, http://www.manitoba511.ca/en/ or by calling 204-945-3704 or toll free at 1-877-627-6237.

To discuss specific permit requirements/alternate routes, Permit Services may be contacted directly at 204-945-3961 or toll free at 1-877-812-0009.

Your anticipated cooperation during the required road closure is greatly appreciated.

 

MTA 86th AGM & Board of Directors Update

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Friday, April-6-18- Winnipeg, MB - The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) today held its 86th Annual General Meeting at the RBC Convention Center. This year’s President's report focused on carbon tax concerns, association policy work and community engagement. The AGM also saw the election of the new Board of Directors, they are as follows:

  • John Erik Albrechtsen Paul's Hauling Limited
  • Jeannie Arnold Arnold Bros. Transport
  • Brent Arnold Arnold Bros. Transport
  • Jasvir Singh Brar 4Tracks Ltd.
  • PJ Singh 4Tracks Ltd.
  • John Curcio Manitoulin Transport Inc.
  • Bruce Danylchuk E.B.D. Enterprises Inc.
  • Ed Dillon Kleysen Group LP
  • Bernie Driedger Portage Transport
  • Jason Dubois Len Dubois Trucking
  • Darrin Fiske Kleysen Group LP
  • Kyle Harris Harris Transport Ltd.
  • Scott Kinley Gladstone Transfer
  • Derek Lachaine TransX Group
  • Darren Lane Fast Lane Freight Services
  • Peter McDonald TransX Group
  • Thomas McKee Payne Transportation
  • Marc Meyer Meyer Bros. Trucking Ltd.
  • Ryan Mitchell Wildwood Transport Inc.
  • Jeff Odway Prairie International
  • Rob Penner Bison Transport Inc.
  • Kevin Small Agri-Fresh Transport
  • Dave Tyrchniewicz Turk Enterprises Ltd.
  • Pauline Wiebe-Peters Payne Transportation
  • Steve Zokvic Bison Transport Inc.
  • Ray Samaroo Gardewine
  • Howard Hildebrand Searcy Trucking Ltd.
  • Jim Devlin Bridgestone Commercial
  • Chris Fredrickson Peterbilt Manitoba
  • Gilles Durand Du-Vall Transport Inc.
  • Michael Mourant Agrifoods Group

Following the formal portion of the AGM there was a presentation from Stephen Laskowski, President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Pete Dalmazzi, President of Trucks for Change Network provided some insight into that charity and how Manitoba companies can get involved. Lou Smyrlis and Derek Clouthier of Newcom Media Inc. also moderated two panel discussions. The first a discussion on the image of the trucking industry included:

  • Bruce Duggan Buller Centre for Business Providence University College
  • Reg Wightman Manitoba Motor Carrier Division
  • Richard Cloutier CJOB Global News
  • Ward Keith Manitoba Public Insurance
  • Terry Shaw Manitoba Trucking Association

The second panel discussion was with Manitoba’s Top Fleet Employers and included:

  • Bill Friesen Keystone Western
  • Brent Arnold Arnold Bros. Transport
  • Thomas McKee Payne Transportation Ltd.
  • Rob Penner Bison Transport Inc.

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For more information, please contact:

Terry Shaw

Executive Director

204-632-6600

tshaw@trucking.mb.ca
 

MTA Office closed due to weather

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Please be advised the MTA office will be closed today, March 5th due to weather.

If you need immediate assistance please contact us at info@trucking.mb.ca

We apologize for any inconveniance.

 

Federal ELD Announcement

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Canadian Trucking Alliance

Media Contact: Marco Beghetto, VP Communications & New Media

(416) 249-7401 x 238 Marco.Beghetto@Ontruck.org

CTA Welcomes Fed ELD Announcement; Urges Uniform Support by All Provinces

(Brampton, ON, Dec. 18, 2017) – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s leadership in introducing language in Gazette I which mandates the use of electronic logging devices (ELDS) in the trucking industry.

The Alliance will now continue consulting with the provinces on a strategy to roll out these imperative safety devices across Canada as soon as possible.

“CTA knows Minister Garneau wants to see enforcement of this important safety regulation as soon as possible. During the comment period of the Canada Gazette I process, our sector will be working with all provincial stakeholders to support Minister Garneau’s safety vision,” said CTA Chair Gene Orlick, owner and president of Orlicks Inc. in Calgary, Alta.

Following the comment period, Transport Canada will publish the final rule along with the implementation date. CTA is urging governments across Canada not to stall nation-wide enforcement.

“Regardless of how long it takes to publish a final rule in Canada Gazette II, CTA would like to see all provinces introducing mandatory enforcement of ELDs as soon as possible,” said CTA president Stephen Laskowski.

Although much input has been provided into the Canada Gazette I process by CTA, provincial officials and ELD suppliers, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation is the only provincial transport minister to publicly support the mandatory introduction of ELDs. The lack of a similar declaration elsewhere in Canada to date could complicate the process and the publishing date of Canada Gazette II, says CTA.

“ELDs will ensure optimum compliance with the hours-of-service regulation, reducing commercial vehicle collisions related to fatigue and cognitive driver distraction,” said Laskowski. “At a time when every province is looking to reduce fatalities and collisions related to commercial fatigue and distracted driving, we believe every transportation minister should be sharing Minister Garneau’s commitment to see this important legislation take effect as soon as possible.”

To meet CTA’s desire to see this ELD rule implemented as soon as possible, CTA recently asked the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Road Safety to consider the following recommendations:

  • As soon as possible declare your support for an intraprovincial ELD mandate mirroring the proposed federal regulation. A clear public message of the expectations and timeframes needs to be sent to all carriers that would be subject to an ELD mandate.
  • Prioritize and accelerate the introduction of provincial regulations/legislation that adopts by reference the federal mandate (including any sectoral exemptions that exist within the federal standard).
  • Commence educational awareness and enforcement of the ELD mandate as soon as possible to ensure hard enforcement can begin as soon as possible.
  • Focus hours-of-service enforcement efforts as soon as possible on those carrier segments that will continue to rely on paper logbooks during the period up to the passage of the provincial regulations/legislation.

“The US’s experience in implementing ELDs has shown us that even with two years to prepare, there will be some in our sector that never choose to comply in time,” said Chair Orlick. “While we need to be respectful of the transition-time requirements of ELD implementation to businesses and governments, we also must not manage to the lowest common denominator and ensure everybody is fairly complying with the rules.”

CTA has produced two videos illustrating the impact of ELDs on the supply chain. The first video – The ABCs of ELDs (French version here) explains the transition issues fleets will face moving from paper logbooks to ELDS; while the second video (FR here) describes how carriers can better explain to shippers the role they play and how they affect operations in an e-log world.

CTA would like to thank Steve Ondejko of Windsor, Ont.-based Onfreight Logistics (Ontario Trucking Association chair); Gary Arnold of Arnold Bros. Transport in Winnipeg (Manitoba Trucking Association chair); Kenan Advantage Group’s Grant Mitchell of Edmonton (Alberta Motor Transport Association chair) for attending the event. Also, a special thanks to Kriska Transportation driver and OTA Road Knight, Louis Carette, for demonstrating ELDs to the minister Garneau; as well as Al Boughton and the Trailcon Leasing team for hosting the event.

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MTA 2017 Year in Review Video

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

Winter Seasonal Weights Allowed November 12 in Climate Zone 3

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

2017 Red Coleman Service to Industry Award Recipient: Louie Tolaini of the TransX Group of Companies

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

2017 Omnitracs MTA Distinguished Member Award Recipient: Kleysen Group Ltd.

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

2017 Payne Transportation Ltd. MTA Associate of the Year: Jim Campbell of First Class Training Centre Inc.

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

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