Big Freight trucker wins Manitoba’s Driver of the Year award

Ed Dueck of Big Freight Systems has won the Manitoba Trucking Association and Volvo Trucks Canada’s Manitoba Driver of the Year award.

Dueck is an industry veteran with millions of miles and more 40 years driving experience. Since Dueck began with Big Freight in 1976, he has not had any preventable or non-preventable accidents.

Dueck has experience with both longhaul and city driving, including work with dry vans, flat deck work and tandem and Super-B configurations.

Currently, he primarily drives in the northern US states and central Canada, averaging over 100,000 miles annually.

Dueck has also received extra training in cargo securement, defensive driving, and fall protection, while both his dispatch team and customers have praised his professionalism and his ability to go above and beyond expectations.

The award, sponsored by Volvo Truck Canada, was presented to Dueck at the MTA’s annual Driver Awards Banquet, which followed the 2012 Manitoba Professional Truck Driving Championship. The award is chosen from a pool of entrants that the MTA receives through its Industry Excellence program.