Manitoulin Transport Eases Logistical Load for Yukon Quest

Monday, December 21, 2015

Manitoulin Transport will help ensure mushers and their dog teams are well taken care of during the 2016 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race.

As an Official Supplier, Manitoulin will provide a reefer trailer for the race’s logistics team, in order to distribute food bags and straw to Pelly Crossing and Dawson City on the Yukon side of the race trail. The Whitehorse yard also provides a storage container on their site year-round for all Yukon Quest trail needs.

“Any musher will tell you the importance of having their food bags ready when they reach each checkpoint, as well as straw to bed down their dog team,” said Natalie Haltrich, Yukon Quest Executive Director – Yukon. “It’s a lot of work for our logistics team to transfer all of those materials from Whitehorse to Pelly and Dawson before the race start, and the reefer trailer from Manitoulin Transport is a huge asset that makes their job much easier.” 

Haltrich adds that having the use of a storage trailer at Manitoulin year-round is a big bonus, helping the race team keep everything organized.

“The Yukon Quest has been an important part of the community for over 30 years, and Manitoulin is proud to be an Official Supplier,” said Bill Cole, Manager of Central & Western Arctic at Manitoulin Transport. “Transporting food and straw up the trail certainly makes us feel like part of the team. We’d like to wish all mushers and their dog teams good luck during the 2016 race.”

With over 50 years experience, Manitoulin has the most extensive transportation network in North America. Visit www.manitoulintransport.com for more information on their wide array of trucking services.

The 33rd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race starts February 6, 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska. For up-to-date information and news about the race, visit www.yukonquest.com