The Manitoba Trucking Association held their 90th Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg earlier this month.

A spokesperson for the group said in an email, they elected their Board of Directors on April 1st.

Aaron Dolyniuk, MTA Executive DirectorAaron Dolyniuk, MTA Executive Director

"The key issues for the industry from 2021 included trucking as it relates to COVID-19, the driver shortage, and environmental issues.  We have a strong membership who are invested in the industry and association, and we greatly appreciate their contributions – time, industry knowledge and expertise – to the association.  We also appreciate the contributions of stakeholders such as the Province of Manitoba to the association and Manitoba’s trucking industry," says Susan Green, communications manager for the MTA. "For the new year, we will be focusing on the driver shortage and environmental concerns as our two main priorities; however, we will also continue to address issues such as road safety, ELD mandates, Driver Inc, and supply chain shortages."

Doyle Piwniuk, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure spoke at the meeting, as did guest speakers from the Canadian Trucking Alliance and Trucking HR Canada, who gave an update on national issues facing the trucking industry.

Doyle PiwniukDoyle Piwniuk, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

Members of the MTA's Board of Directors for the upcoming term include:

Bernie Driedger, Portage Transport Inc.
Jason Dubois, Len Dubois Trucking Inc.
Jeffrey Odway,  Prairie International Container & Dray Services Inc.
Pauline Wiebe Peters, Payne Transportation Ltd.
Brent Arnold,  Arnold Bros. Transport Limited
Ryan Mitchell,  Wildwood Transport Inc.
Trent Siemens, Kleysen Group Ltd
Gilles Durand, Du-Vall Transport Inc.
Réal Tétrault, Tétrault Transport
Scott Kinsman, Maxim Truck & Trailer
Shawn Graydon,  Rempel Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Dale Derksen, YRC Freight Canada
Darrin Fiske,  Kleysen Group Ltd.
Dave Tyrchniewicz, Turk Enterprises
Derek Lachaine, TransX Group of Companies
Jake Peters,  New Hope Transport
Jasvir Brar, 4Tracks Ltd.
Jeremy Messner, Steve’s Livestock Transport Ltd.
John Curcio, Manitoulin Transport Inc.
Mark Pawlik, Big Freight Systems Inc
Peter McDonald, TransX Group of Companies
PJ Singh, 4Tracks Ltd.
Rachelle Baker, Searcy Trucking Ltd.
Rob Penner, Bison Transport Inc.
Ryan Johnston, Gardewine
Jeannie Arnold, Arnold Bros. Transport Limited
Scott Kinley, Gladstone Transfer Limited
Steve Zokvic, Bison Transport Inc.
Terry Shaw, Gardewine
Thomas McKee, Payne Transportation Ltd.

MTA Past President's include

Al Lepp,  Redline Transport Alvin Lepp Ltd.
Gary Arnold, Arnold Bros. Transport Limited
Gil Tétrault, Tétrault Transport
Greg Arndt, Jade Transport Ltd.
John Erik Albrechtsen     
Norm Blagden, Searcy Trucking Ltd.
Tom Payne Jr.,  Payne Transportation Ltd.
Members of the Executive Committee of the MTA's Board of Directors include Jason Dubois (President), Jeffrey Odway (1st Vice President) Pauline Wiebe Peters (2nd Vice President), and Bernie Driedger (Past President), as well as Executive Members-At-Large Brent Arnold, Ryan Mitchell, and Trent Siemens.

Honourary Lifetime Directors for the MTA are George Engel and Gerald Reimer.