The Industry


  • Five of Canada’s top 50 carriers are based in Manitoba
  • There are approximately 475 for-hire trucking companies headquartered in Manitoba
  • 95% of goods moved within Manitoba depend on trucks
  • For‑hire trucking directly and indirectly contributes more than $2 billion to Manitoba’s GDP
  • Manitoba’s for-hire trucking carriers have a total gross expenditure impact on Canada of more than $3.07 billion
  • The trucking industry directly and indirectly employs approximately 4.6% of the Manitoba labour force
  • The Manitoba trucking industry operates more than 15,000 power units and 20,000 trailers
  • Manitoba is 3 % of the Canadian population while the Manitoba trucking industry represents 5.1% of the Canadian industry
  • Over 268,000 Canadians are truck drivers making it one of the top occupations in the country
  • Figures show that, for every 10 jobs created in the trucking industry, seven jobs are created elsewhere (i.e. suppliers, service industries, road departments, etc)
  • A typical tractor‑trailer raises about $45,000 a year in federal/provincial taxes and fees
  • Approximately 400,000 commercial trucks cross the Manitoba‑US border each year
  • $8.87 billion of Manitoba’s exports are to the United States
  • $12.46 billion of Manitoba’s imports are from the United States
  • 80% of Manitoba’s merchandise trade with the United States is shipped by truck
  • Canada and the United States trade $662 billion in goods and services every year. More than 75% of the goods and services traded travel by truck

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