Industry Excellence & Driver of the Year Awards

MTA- Inland/Custom Truck Sales Inc/Kenworth Truck Company Industry Excellence Award – Annually we recognize 10 professional drivers who epitomize excellence in the trucking industry. These drivers have demonstrated a commitment to the industry, safety, customer service and their communities. They may have performed acts of outstanding bravery or courage, they may have driven many years accident free or they may participate in events such as the Professional Truck Driving Championship or the Convoy for Special Olympics.


The recipients for 2018 are:

Lorne Griffin - Searcy Trucking Ltd.

Darren Cassan - Arnold Bros. Transport

Daryl Bateman - Arnold Bros. Transport

Robert Pigeau - Big Freight Systems Inc.

Rudy Kroeker - Hylife

Darrell Epp - Gladstone Transfer Ltd.

Ester Nameth - Bison Transport

Daniel Schneider - Bison Transport

Doug Gabb - Bison Transport

Werner Van Niekerk - Bison Transport

Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year Award – The Manitoba Driver of the Year Award is presented annually to one of the Industry Excellence recipients. These awards are given based on commitment to industry, safety, outstanding acts, and customer service. From the Industry Excellence winners, one recipient emerges to win the Manitoba Driver of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada.

Robert Pigeau from Big Freight Systems was the recipient for 2019