Monthly Archives: September 2016

2016 World’s Largest Truck Convoy

Join First Class Training Centre this coming Saturday, September 10th, as we cap off National Trucking Week by participating in the 2016 World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics.

A unique fundraiser, The World’s Largest Truck Convoy® is an international project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) working in conjunction with members of the trucking industry. Convoys take place in cities throughout North America in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes.

The Manitoba convoy has been the largest in North America on more than one occasion, and it’s quite a sight to behold!

Come and support our wonderful legion of Manitoba truckers, bring your friends and family, pick a spot along Winnipeg’s perimeter and witness over 200 trucks making a difference in the lives of Special Olympics Manitoba athletes.

The day starts with a pancake breakfast and registration at 8am at the Oak Bluff Recreation Centre. The Convoy gets going at 11am and the day concludes with a BBQ, silent auction, and awards ceremony for top fundraisers – a great day for a great cause!

First Class Training Centre Celebrates Canadian Truckers!

It’s been a busy summer full of successful graduates (check out our Facebook page for pics), but now we are gearing up for National Trucking Week and wanted to take a moment to recognize the significant contribution of Canada’s truck drivers to the Canadian economy and workforce.

National Trucking Week, celebrated September 4th thru 10th this year, is a great time to consider the truck driving occupation and the benefits it has to offer. Canada’s national trucking group, The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) launched National Trucking Week in conjunction with the provincial trucking associations, as a way to recognize the men and women who keep the country’s freight moving.

Today, there are about 400,000 truck drivers in Canada, representing over 1% of the population and 1.5% of the labour force – that’s a lot of coast-to-coast movement for one industry!

Check out what the Manitoba Trucking Association has planned for National Trucking Week.

First Class Training Centre will be capping off the week by participating in one of our favourite charity events – Special Olympics Manitoba’s World’s Largest Truck Convoy. The event takes place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, and this will be our fourth year of participation. We’re proud to be a sponsor of this very worthy cause, and will have trucks participating in the convoy, so look for us around the perimeter!