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-Red Coleman Service to Industry Award

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.

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

2016: Lori Cumming, MPI

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

CLICK HERE to learn more and for nomination forms