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Following the President’s Report by outgoing President Gary Arnold, and other general business items, the AGM saw the election of the MTA’s new Board of Directors: 

• John Erik Albrechtsen, Paul’s Hauling Limited 

• Jeannie Arnold, Arnold Bros. Transport 

• Brent Arnold, Arnold Bros. Transport 

• Jasvir Singh Brar, 4Tracks Ltd. 

• PJ Singh, 4Tracks Ltd. 

• John Curcio, Manitoulin Transport Inc. 

• Bruce Danylchuk, E.B.D. Enterprises Inc. 

• Ed Dillon, Kleysen Group LP 

• Bernie Driedger, Portage Transport 

• Jason Dubois, Len Dubois Trucking 

• Darrin Fiske, Kleysen Group LP 

• Kyle Harris, Harris Transport Ltd. 

• Scott Kinley, Gladstone Transfer 

• Derek Lachaine, TransX Group 

• Darren Lane, Fast Lane Freight Services 

• Peter McDonald, TransX Group 

• Thomas McKee, Payne Transportation 

• Marc Meyer, Meyer Bros. Trucking Ltd. 

• Ryan Mitchell, Wildwood Transport Inc. 

• Jeff Odway, Prairie International 

• Rob Penner, Bison Transport Inc. 

• Kevin Small, Agri-Fresh Transport 

• Dave Tyrchniewicz, Turk Enterprises Ltd. 

• Pauline Wiebe-Peters, Payne Transportation 

• Steve Zokvic, Bison Transport Inc. 

• Ray Samaroo, Gardewine 

• Howard Hildebrand, Searcy Trucking Ltd. 

• Jim Devlin, Bridgestone Commercial 

• Chris Fredrickson, Peterbilt Manitoba 

• Gilles Durand, Du-Vall Transport Inc. 

• Michael Mourant, Agrifoods Group 

After the formal portion of the AGM there was a presentation from Stephen Laskowski, President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Pete Dalmazzi, President of Trucks for Change Network provided some insight into that charity and how Manitoba companies can get involved. Lou Smyrlis and Derek Clouthier of Newcom Media Inc. also moderated two panel discussions. The first a discussion on the image of the trucking industry included: 

• Bruce Duggan, Buller Centre for Business Providence University College 

• Reg Wightman, Manitoba Motor Carrier Division 

• Richard Cloutier, CJOB Global News 

• Ward Keith, Manitoba Public Insurance 

• Terry Shaw, Manitoba Trucking Association

The second panel discussion was with Manitoba’s Top Fleet Employers and included: 

• Bill Friesen, Keystone Western 

• Brent Arnold, Arnold Bros. Transport 

• Thomas McKee, Payne Transportation Ltd. 

• Rob Penner, Bison Transport Inc. 

Immediately following the AGM, the MTA Board of Directors elected a new MTA Executive Committee. It is as follows: 

• John Erik Albrechtsen (President), Paul’s Hauling Limited 

• Bernie Driedger (1st Vice President), Portage Transport 

• Ed Dillon (2nd Vice President), Kleysen Group LP

• Jason Dubois (Member at Large), Len Dubois Trucking 

• Jeff Odway (Member at Large), Prairie International 

• Pauline Wiebe-Peters (Member at Large), Payne Transportation 

John Erik Albrechtsen was elected MTA President. Prior to being elected the MTA’s 39th President, John Erik served as an MTA Board and Executive Committee member for decades. 

Bernie Driedger and Ed Dillon were then confirmed as 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents of the association. 

Gary Arnold of Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd., MTA President for the last two years, now assumes the role of Immediate Past President. 

With Gary assuming the role of Immediate Past President, Greg Arndt of Jade Transport Ltd. moves out of that role after having generously served as an MTA Executive member for over
10 years. 

On behalf of the MTA members, board and staff, congratulations and THANK YOU to these individuals (and the other Board members) for their commitment to serve the Manitoba trucking industry and the MTA.  

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