Industry Awards

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-Payne Transportation Ltd Associate of the Year Award

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.

2023: Searcy Trucking

2022: TransX Group of Companies

2021: Tétrault Transport

2020: Bison Transport Inc.

2019: Len Dubois Trucking Inc.

2018: Redline Transport

2017: Kleysen Group LP

2016: E.B.D. Enterprises

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 2024 MTA-Bridgestone Trucking Hero Award

2023: Mario Tyszuk, Bison Transport

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.

2023: Sysco Foods

2022: Jade Transport

2021: C.W.S. Logistics

2020: Bison Transport Inc

2019: Fast Lane Freight Services

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.  Nominations for 2024 close August 31.

2023: RBC

2022: HyLife