WINNIPEG, Man.–September 4th to 10th is National Trucking Week and the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) will be involved in a number of different activities to celebrate the industry. The purpose of the week-long celebration is “to recognize the important contributions made by the 400,000 Canadians who keep the country’s freight moving. The trucking industry plays a vital role in Manitoba’s economy, and there are over 25,000 Manitobans directly employed in the truck transportation sector,” the association said.
“We are excited to join with our fellow provincial trucking associations to show appreciation and raise awareness for our industry and how significant of a role it plays in our nation’s economy,” said Terry Shaw, Executive Director, MTA.
Events planned for this week include:
Flag Raising Ceremony
Tuesday, September 6th
City Hall, Winnipeg
The MTA, along with Mayor Brian Bowman, will be raising a special National Trucking Week flag to show the City of Winnipeg’s appreciation for the industry.
Annual Vehicle Maintenance Council Golf Tournament
Wednesday, September 7th
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Kingswood Golf and Country Club, La Salle, MB
The tournament takes place in support of MTA Scholarships, which help to fund education for young people who are the future of the industry.
BBQ in Recognition of Manitoba Truckers
Thursday, September 8th
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Headingley Weigh Station, PTH #1 West
Drivers are welcome to join us and Maxim Truck and Trailer for food and refreshments.
Annual Truck Pull for United Way
Friday, September 9th
5:00 to 7:00pm
Polo Park Shopping Centre
Let’s show our support and leadership by raising funds and creating awareness for this worthwhile cause. Last year’s truck pull raised $7,000 – let’s see what we can do this year!
World’s Largest Truck Convoy
Saturday, September 10th
11:00am to 3:00pm
The Truck Convoy is a celebration of the trucking industry and their support of Special Olympics Manitoba. The MTA is thrilled that the trucking industry in Manitoba has embraced this event, and we’re extremely proud to be the presenting sponsor!