Eddy Dueck, a professional driver with Big Freight Systems Inc. in Steinbach was among several professional drivers recently recognized by the Manitoba Trucking Association with an award of excellence.
At a special event on May 10, Dueck was among a group of seven drivers recognized for their contributions to the industry at the special event. Dueck was presented with the MTA-Custom Truck Sales Inc./Kenworth Truck Company Industry Excellence Award for being a long-time industry member with an excellent driving record.
MTA President Norm Blagden says the award looks at the commitments drivers make to the industry.
“The driver is the face of our industry. They are the people who deal face-to-face with customers, who manoeuvre their way through traffic on a daily basis, who sacrifice time at home with their families and friends to ensure that the freight in this country moves,” stated Blagden. “The drivers play a huge role in keeping the economy moving, and we sometimes forget how big their role is in what we do. This is one way that we can thank them for their contributions.”
Recipients of the MTA-Custom Truck Sales Inc./Kenworth Truck Company Industry Excellence Award receive a jacket, plaque and cheque. This award is given out annually and is open to all companies.
Gary Coleman and Earl Coleman owners of Big Freight Systems Inc congratulate one of their drivers, Eddy Dueck (center) for receiving a MTA-Custom Truck Sales Inc./Kenworth Truck Company Industry Excellence Award.