Manitoba Trucking Association has a long standing tradition of recognizing outstanding representatives of our industry by offering various industry awards, including service to industry awards for individuals, carriers, and members of the associated trades. We also recognize individuals with long-standing contributions to our industry with the Pioneer’s Club Award.
MTA-Red Coleman Service to Industry Award
Awarded annually to a member who has made significant contributions toward furthering the aims and development of the truck transportation industry.
2022: Bernie Driedger, Portage Transport
2021: Garth Pitzel, Bison Transport Inc.
2020: John Erik Albrechtsen, Paul’s Hauling Ltd.
2019: Paul Albrechtsen, Paul’s Hauling Ltd
2018: Gary Arnold, Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd
2017: Louie Tolaini, TransX Group of Companies
MTA-Payne Transportation Ltd Associate of the Year Award
Recognizes a member of the Associated Trades Division who has made a positive contribution to the programs and/or development of the Association.
2022: Kevin Teixeira, Fort Garry Industries
2021: Jim Devlin, Bridgetone Canada
2020: John Mauseth, Beaver Truck Centre
2019: Steve Atnikov, Omnitracs
2018: Tom Aldridge, IG Wealth Management
2017: Jim Campbell, First Class Training Centre
MTA-Omnitracs Distinguished Member Award
The MTA “Distinguished Member” Award is bestowed to a MTA Member Company deemed to have made a long term commitment and noteworthy contributions to the MTA, its Associated Trades Division, Vehicle Maintenance Council and the Manitoba trucking industry through on-going dedication, active participation and support of the MTA.
2022: TransX Group of Companies
2019: Len Dubois Trucking Inc.
MTA - Ocean Trailer Pioneers Club
This award recognizes members of the trucking industry who have been continually employed in the trucking business for at least twenty-five years, and have made positive contributions to industry during that time. Nominees are actively and directly engaged in the formulation, direction, or execution of policy in a managerial capacity as at the date of application. CLICK HERE for nomination forms.
2022 MTA-Ocean Trailer Pioneer Club Inductees:
-Howie Hildebrand, Searcy Trucking
-Jacqueline Mozil, Arnold Bros. Transport Inc
-Kurt Roesler, Bison Transport Inc.
-Lawrence Stewart, Trappers Transport Ltd.
-Mike Ludwick, Bison Transport Inc.
-Ron Jaques, Trappers Transport Ltd.
-Steve Zokvic, Bison Transport Inc.
-Wes Drake, Trappers Transport Ltd.
In 2020, in light of the global pandemic, the Pioneer Award was altered to the MTA-Ocean Trailer Salute to Industry. As Mack Keay of Ocean Trailer, says in the video: in 2020, we were all pioneers of the trucking industry as we faced the new frontier created by COVID-19.
MTA - Bridgestone Trucking Hero Award
The MTA – Bridgestone Canada Trucking Hero award will be open to anyone employed by an MTA member company: Carrier member, Associate Trades member, or Bulk Milk Hauler. The recipient may be anyone employed by an MTA member company in any job function; provided they are employed by an MTA member in good standing.
So, what do we mean by Hero? Heroism is defined as heroic conduct especially as exhibited in fulfilling a high purpose or attaining a noble end; often while putting someone else’s safety or wellbeing ahead of one’s own.
All acts, no matter how major or minor are significant! It’s important to recognize these acts and honor these individuals. Not only do they help someone in need, they can also inspire and encourage others to be better citizens. Let’s celebrate those among us who embody this caring spirit.
Nomination form for the 2023 MTA-Bridgestone Trucking Hero Award
2022: Jason Wagner, Jade Transport
2021: Navdeep Singh, CN Transportation Ltd.
2020: Devon Olafson, Portage Transport Inc.
MTA - RPM Safety Award
The RPM Award was created to recognize a Manitoba trucking company that has achieved outstanding safety performance over the last year and consistently made significant improvements to their safety program and practices. All Manitoba trucking companies who are SAFE Work Certified through RPM Trucking Industry Safety are eligible to be nominated.
Associated Trades Division Social Responsibility Award
The Associated Trades Division Social Responsibility Award was created in 2022 to recognize those members – individuals, groups, and companies – giving back to their community. Nominees can be recognized for their work in six categories: environmental issues, community service, innovation, diversity, sustainability, and philanthropy.
CLICK HERE to learn more and for nomination forms