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Trucking Industry Leaders Recognized with Top Honors at the 2014 Manitoba Trucking Association Fall Awards Banquet
Nov 17, 2014
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(Monday November 17 2014 ‘“ Winnipeg, MB) –  The Manitoba Trucking  Industry came together to celebrate excellence in the industry at it’s fall awards gala on Friday November 14, 2014 at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg, MB.  This annual  event  is the opportunity to recognize the efforts and contributions of those members who have distinguished themselves among their peers.

Recipients of the Associated Trade Award, the Service to the Industry Award and the Distinguished Member Award were each highlighted during the event with a short video presentation.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

MTA Pioneer Club Inductee(s):  Julie Francis, of Arnold Bros. Transport.  Pioneers Club recipients are members of the Trucking Industry who have been continually employed in the industry for at least 25 years and are actively and directly engaged in the formulation, direction or execution of policy in a managerial capacity of an MTA member company at the time of nomination.

Gary Arnold accepting Pioneer Club Award on behalf of Julie Frances

Gary Arnold accepting Pioneer Club Award on behalf of Julie Frances

 

Payne Transportation LP / MTA Associated Trade Award:  Neil Cooke of Red River College.  Annually, one member is recognized for the contributions they make to the MTA.  A nominee must be an Associate member in good standing of the Association, having conducted themselves in such a manner as to have gained the esteem of their fellow members and have made a positive contribution to the programs or have contributed to the development of the Association.  Click here for the Associated Trade Award video presentation  

Assoicate of the Year Neil Cooke of Red River College with Pauline Wiebe Peters of Payne Transportation

Associate of the Year Neil Cooke of Red River College with Pauline Wiebe Peters of Payne Transportation

RBC / MTA Service to the Industry Award:  Norm Blagden of Searcy Trucking.  Recipients of this award exemplify the conduct that garners the respect and esteem of one’s peers and brought credit to our industry through their contributions.  Through these actions they are recognized by their peers in that they are nominated by the membership of the MTA. Click here for the Service to the Industry Award video presentation.

Service to the Industry Award Recipeint Norm Blagden of Searcy Trucking with Mike Witoski from RBC

Service to the Industry Award Recipeint Norm Blagden of Searcy Trucking with Mike Witoski from RBC

Shaw Tracking / MTA Distinguished Member Award:  Paul’s Hauling Ltd.  The Distinguished Member Award is bestowed upon an MTA Member Company deemed to have made a long term commitment and noteworthy contributions to the Manitoba Trucking Association, its Associated Trades Division, Vehicle Maintenance Council or the Manitoba trucking industry through on-going dedication, active participation and support of the MTA. Click here for the Distinguished Member Award video presentation.

Distguished member recipeint Pauls Hauling represented by Gordon Beazley with Steven Atnikov of Shaw Tracking

Distinguished member recipient Pauls Hauling represented by Gordon Beazley with Steven Atnikov of Shaw Tracking

Additional Awards presented during the event also included the 2014 Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year presented to James McKibbon, of Trappers Transport.

Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year James McKibbon (and wife) of Trappers Transport with Paul Kundla of Volvo Trucks Canada

Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year James McKibbon (and wife) of Trappers Transport with Paul Kundla of Volvo Trucks Canada

A new addition to the event this year was the Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year which was presented to Mark Tricco of Bison Transport.

Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year Mark Tricco (and wife) of Bison Transport with Paul Kundla of Volvo Trucks Canada

Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year Mark Tricco (and wife) of Bison Transport with Paul Kundla of Volvo Trucks Canada

‘œOn behalf of the board of directors it is my pleasure to congratulate all of this year’s recipients” says MTA President Greg Arndt”.  ‘œThese individuals have worked hard towards a better industry and have earned the respect of their colleagues and we’re proud to recognize them for their achievements”.

 

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For more information, please contact:
Laura La Palme, Marketing & Business Development
Manitoba Trucking Association
204-632-6600
llapalme@trucking.mb.ca
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