HyLife Driver Brings Home Double Awards, Including Best in Manitoba Win

June 4, 2024
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Mario Bulacso, one of our dedicated livestock drivers has achieved an exceptional milestone by winning two prestigious awards: the 2024 MTA-Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year Award and the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Inland Industry Excellence Award.

These awards recognize professional truck drivers who have demonstrated exceptional performance, commitment to the industry, safety, and community service. This double recognition underscores Mario’s unwavering dedication to his profession, animal welfare, and safety standards.

“It is always a tough choice for Driver of the Year, but Mario is an excellent choice this year. He prioritizes safety and animal care, is a cheerleader for the industry and a great ambassador. His efforts to support other drivers are what trucking is about: helping each other and working together to get the job done safely. He embodies everything we talk about as key components of our industry: safety, community, care, and professionalism,” said Aaron Dolyniuk, Executive Director, Manitoba Trucking Association.


With more than 18 years of experience in the Hog Industry, Mario has fostered a tight-knit community on the road, offering guidance, support, and camaraderie. For the past two years, he has also served as a HyLife Driver Representative, a role he proudly embraces.

“I was very surprised,” said Bulacso. “I like to help new drivers hauling livestock every day. My wife opened the letter, and she was very happy. She said, ‘You deserve that!’ I said, ‘Maybe I do.’ She knows how hard I work every day answering the phone and helping drivers.”

Mario’s passion for driving radiates through his work ethic. HyLife leadership applauds these accomplishments.

“He exemplifies what it means to be a dedicated ambassador for livestock driving, tirelessly advocating for the industry and its potential. In the past year alone, Mario has referred nine drivers who now work for HyLife; this is unprecedented and highlights his ability to connect with people and share the opportunities available in this field,” said Ron Schellenberg, Chief Supply Chain Officer, HyLife.

Mario Bulacso’s exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication to his profession make him a deserving recipient of both awards. His impact on the trucking industry, commitment to safety, and outstanding acts of service have set a high standard for all drivers.

Mta Award Mario And Transportation Team
Mario with the HyLife Transportation Team.

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