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COVID-19 & The Trucking Industry

- by Michael Thiessen

An update regarding the evolving Coronavirus situation:

All presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba have been lab confirmed, for a total of seven lab-confirmed cases. Public health officials are strongly advising all Manitobans, including health-care providers, to cancel or postpone any non-essential international travel. In addition, public health officials are recommending all international travellers self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to Canada.

Transportation industry partners needs to ensure all companies are made aware of important considerations with respect to essential cross-border crossings. At this time, public health officials are not mandating drivers to self-isolate after crossing the border to ensure essential services continue. However, all companies should make sure drivers are not showing respiratory symptoms before crossing the border and take the necessary measures if they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. This includes calling Health-Links Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 to speak to a health practitioner and requesting the affected driver to self-isolate until they are assessed. Also, at a press conference earlier today, Prime Minister Trudeau said that at this time, new border controls will not apply to trade and commerce in order to keep Canada's supply chain open.

While the MTA and RPM offices will remain open during this time, it will be with reduced staffing in place. We have requested that most of our staff work remotely from home for the next two weeks. We are logged into our email in order to serve our members; however, we will be postponing any meetings and member visits. As well, the MTA and RPM course schedules are currently in the process of being revised as we are cancelling/postponing any classes scheduled during the next two weeks. Our websites will be updated today to reflect these changes. We will be reviewing the situation on March 29 and will update members accordingly.


Certificate of Recognition

- by Michael Thiessen

RPM Trucking Industry Safety and the Manitoba Trucking Association are proud to announce that beginning today we will be using the langauge Certificate of Recognition in relation to our SAFE Work Certified Programming for the Trucking Industry in Manitoba. This action is in response to requests from our memers who have faced challenges when such a certificate is required to work on certain jobs.


Website Updates

- by Michael Thiessen

We've just reorganized and freshened up the content on the site. The Education tab is now renamed to Courses & Training Schedule, here you will find a large calendar which highlights upcoming courses simplifying registration and planning. Have a look around the new format, we hope it makes things easier and more concise. If you have any feedback, or cannot find something in the new arrangement, email us.

We hope you enjoy the revised look!


3rd Annual Speaker Series on Health & Safety

- by Michael Thiessen

Our friends at Safety Driven, The Trucking Safety Council inB.C. have asked us to let you know about the 3rd Annual Speaker Series on Health & Safety. If you or someone from your organization will be in the Prince George area on September 12th you should definitely attend this great day of speakers.

Register Online at www.safetydriven.ca/SpeakerSeriesPG


Join RPM at The Safetys

- by Michael Thiessen

In 2017, a brand-new and very successful one-of-a-kind gala was created to celebrate individuals and businesses who are committed to workplace safety in our province called The Safetys!

The Safetys is a fall gala event where RPM, Trucking Industry Safety and 7 other Manitoba safety organizations present awards to individuals and organizations for their achievements in workplace safety and health.

The date for this year’s gala has been set for Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

Last year’s event sold out at 360 attendees and this year, we have increased the venue size to accommodate up to 500 guests, an attendance goal we feel extremely confident we will attain.

The cost to attend is $60 for individual tickets or $600 for a table of 10.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate Manitobans who are making our workplaces healthier and safer.

Be sure to secure your seat at The Safetys today by visiting www.thesafetys.ca


Fast Lane Freight Achieves Big Things

- by Michael Thiessen

RPM loves working with companies of all sizes. We’re especially excited when smaller operators achieve big things. Fast Lane Freight passed their Safe Work Certified audit thank to the hard work and dedication of Darren, Kali, and the whole team. A heartfelt congratulations to all!


Burbank Express Joins the Ranks of SAFE Work Certified

- by Michael Thiessen

After a year of hard work and dedication to safety, Burbank Express of Portage la Prairie has achieved SAFE Work Certification. A big thanks and congratulations go out to Jeff, Rachel and the whole team! Great job folks!


Arnold Bros Transport Featured in Safety Champions Article.

- by Michael Thiessen

Arnold Bros Transport, who recently acheved SAFE Work Certification, has been featured in a new article from SAFE Work Manitoba. https://www.safemanitoba.com/News/Pages/Safety-Cha...

To learn more about Arnold Bros. Transport visit: https://www.arnoldbros.com/

To find out how you can take the next step towards achieving safety excellence for your business with SAFE Work Certified, visit: https://www.safemanitoba.com/safe-work-certified


Arnold Bros. Transport

- by Michael Thiessen

Arnold Bros. Transport is the latest company to acheve SAFE Work Certification. A huge congratulations goes out to the whole team! Way to go everyone!


Another SAFE Work Certified Company by RPM

- by Michael Thiessen

A big congratulations to the team at Paul's Hauling for becoming the newest SAFE Work Certified Manitoba trucking company though RPM.


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