Find Your Opportunity in Manitoba's Trucking Industry
Want to travel? Like to work with your hands, or do numbers and spreadsheets appeal to you? Are you good with people and sales, or prefer to work behind the scenes?
Trucking is an industry where you can be your own boss, climb the corporate ladder, and explore the world.
There’s a role that will fit you now and grow with you in the future, so find your opportunity in Manitoba’s trucking industry.
How Driven Are You?
If you feel that there’s no better place to be than behind the wheel, then a driving career may be for you.
When considering driving or driving related positions, there’s a lot to think about: family considerations, desire to travel, and more.
There are three separate categories of driving. Which suits your lifestyle?
- Local Pickup and Delivery
You drive within 160 km from home and return every night
- Short Haul
Your destinations are at most one day away, may require some nights away from home
- Long Haul
You will be away for up to two weeks (or more) at a time, driving across Canada and/or the United States
Trucking serves almost every aspect of our lives. Drivers have the opportunity to work independently while learning something new and meeting new challenges every day. Truck driving is a profession open to both men and women who have the aptitude, the attitude and are physically fit.
Video: Driver Recruitment
Website: Trucking is Driving Change
Interested in a career as a professional driver? Funding may be available to help cover the costs to attend school, as well as help employers with costs associated with onboarding new employees. Visit Trucking HR Canada to learn more.
Like to keep things moving?
If you enjoy being hands on and fixing things, then one of these positions may be perfect for you:
- Truck and Transport Mechanic
- Transport Trailer Technician
- Parts Person
- Wheel and Tire Technician
- Auto Body Repairer or Painter
- Maintenance Helper
- Service Personnel
Beyond these careers, opportunity exists to move beyond the shop floor in to the role of Shop Supervisor/Foreman or Maintenance Manager, among others. With the advent of new technologies, repair techniques and an evolving range of tools, there’s never been a more exciting time to get into truck repair and maintenance.
These positions are eligible for apprenticeship scholarships, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba for additional details.
Truck and Transport Mechanic & Transport Trailer Technician careers are in high demand in the Manitoba trucking industry and across Canada.
Interested in employment as a heavy duty technician? There may be funding available to help with the costs of training. Visit Trucking HR Canada to learn more.
The Manitoba Trucking Association offers financial awards to those working as Truck and Transport Mechanic Apprentices and Transport Trailer Technician Apprentices for MTA member companies. Visit this page to learn more.
Have what it takes to work in operations?
As part of the operations team at a trucking company, you’ll be responsible for making sure that your company is a success.
You’ll manage, organize and coordinate every facet of the business and make sure that everything is, well, operating smoothly.
OPERATIONS – TRUCKING SPECIFIC
- Safety Officer
- Freight Claims
- Traffic Manager
- Risk Management
- Sales and Fuel Tax Administrator
- Rate Clerk
- Transportation / Pricing Analyst
OPERATIONS – BUSINESS
- Information Technology
- Human Resources
- Sales / Customer Service
Interested in working in operations? Funding may be available; visit Trucking HR Canada to learn more.
The Manitoba Trucking Association is pleased to support the future of our industry. Every year, the MTA, through the generous support of the Associated Trades Division and Vehicle Maintenance Council, offers $16,000 in awards and scholarships to deserving individuals. CLICK HERE to learn more about our scholarship program.
Is health and safety top of mind for you?
Occupational health and safety is a dynamic field with daily challenges. If you enjoy learning and working with a team towards a common goal, a career in health and safety may be for you.
Roles and responsibilities typically include the following:
- Achieving and maintaining health and safety certifications and standards
- Providing incident management
- Communicating with regulators
- Analysing data to determine trends
- Developing health and safety practices and procedures
- Conducting risk assessments and inspections
- Training (program development and maintenance)
- Record keeping
There are many advancement opportunities within the health and safety field as you grow and improve your skillset. Specific attributes employers are seeking include:
- strong communication skills
- attention to detail
- desire to learn
Occupational health and safety careers are not independent to the trucking industry, although there are significant opportunities in trucking.
Collectively, the trucking industry has identified and prioritized health and safety standards to improve safety management systems through the RPM: Trucking Industry Safety SAFE Work Certification. Having an effective management system for workplace health and safety improves the health and safety of workers, the longevity of organizations, the success of business, and the protection of the environment.
Common roles in the trucking safety and healthy industry are:
- Health & Safety Director
- Health & Safety Manager
- Health & Safety Supervisor
- Health & Safety Coordinator
- Health & Safety Administrator
- Health & Safety Compliance Officer
|Funding Provided by:
|Financement fourni par :
|The Government of Canada The Manitoba Government
|Le gouvernement du Canada Le gouvernement du Manitoba
Manitoba Trucking Association is located in Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory.