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Trucking Association Presents Ashton with Painting

December 17, 2010 7:00 AM | News

From left to right, Greg Arndt of Jade Trucking, Susan Snyder of Searcy Trucking, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Steve Ashton, MTA President Tom Payne Jr. of Payne Transportation LP and artist Glenn Hayes at the Manitoba legislature on Thursday, December 16, 2010. (HANDOUT)

The Manitoba Trucking Association presented Transportation Minister Steve Ashton with a meaningful work of art on Thursday.

The MTA commissioned local artist Glenn Hayes to create the depiction of a transport truck titled “Driven to Succeed.”

The illustration honours the roots of trucking in Manitoba, incorporating elements of the industry from the past and looking forward to the future. It captures how Manitoba is the place where east meets west, urban meets rural and the past meets the present.

The painting will hang in the minister’s office to serve as a reminder of the economic role trucking plays in the province.