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Manitoba Trucking Association

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The Manitoba Trucking Association exists to develop and maintain a safe and healthy business environment for our industry members.

There are over 25,000 Manitobans directly employed in the truck transportation sector, and figures show that for every 10 jobs created in the trucking industry, seven jobs are created in associated industries.

The transportation and warehousing industry employs 5.7% of Manitoba’s labour force and consistently makes up to 6-7% of the provincial GDP

A Moment with Manitoba Trucking Association

Categories: Education, Post-Secondary, Skills x Trades, Employment Services x Training

Meet the Speaker

Danielle Ruttan
Outreach Coordinator

Contact Information
Danielle Ruttan
Phone: 204-632-6600

The Manitoba Trucking Industry

With the Manitoba Trucking Association

Five of Canada’s top 50 carriers are based in Manitoba. There are approximately 475 for-hire trucking companies headquartered in Manitoba. 95% of goods moved within Manitoba depend on Trucks.

For-Hire trucking, directly and indirectly, contributes more than $2 billion to Manitoba’s GDP. The trucking industry, directly and indirectly, employs approximately 4.6% of the Manitoba Labour Force. The Manitoba Trucking industry operates more than 15,000 power units and 20,000 trailers

Over 268,000 Canadians are truck drivers making it one of the top occupations of the country. Approximately 400,000 commercial trucks cross the Manitoba-US border each year. 80% of Manitoba’s merchandise trade with the united states is shipped by truck.

Whether you are a student, an apprentice, a journeyperson, a career counsellor, an educator, or even if you have just moved to the province, FIND MY JOB MANITOBA  will help you build your career and your future.

What We Offer

The Manitoba Trucking Association offers a number of training courses to members and non-members: Cargo Securement Course, Class 1 (MELT) Instructor Preparation Course, Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection Course, Hours of Service Course, In-Cab Coach/Driver Mentor Training, LCV Course for Drivers, Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC), Transporting Dangerous Goods Course, Train-the-Trainer (Facilitator Skills) Course and more!

What We’re Looking For

Are you honest? Full of integrity, punctuality, loyalty and compassion?

Do you have a license with no demerits, a Class 1 Driving Course, or a Technician Course under your belt?

Are you flexible? The trucking industry is 24/7, all day, every day.

Are you disciplined for the days when things go wrong? Do you have compassion for others in the industry, and on the road? The trucking industry takes planning and integrity, we do what we say we’re going to do.

Tips from the Manitoba Trucking Association

A day in the life of a truck driver looks like: Get up, check your truck and your load, eat, organize yourself for the day and the drive. We take breaks as needed but it’s mostly driving with a clear mind and focus.

The Province of Manitoba offers to fund for Truck Driver Training and you can find a school to register with and a company that will hire you.

COVID-19 brought to light just how essential the trucking industry is. We always knew truck drivers were heroes to all communities, and now everyone understands that.

Read the book – The History of Trucking in Manitoba for more information and relevant insight into our industry.


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