MONCTON, N.B. — The recently held Atlantic Truck Show again featured a top notch show and shine as part of the festivities, which help to make it one of the best attended truck shows in Canada.
The People’s Choice Award went to Tony Brooks’ working 1999 Kenworth T-800 dump truck, Brooks Underground Services, based in Woodstock, N.B.
“This is a great honor,” says Brooks. “I spent a day and a half cleaning the truck up, in fact I had to work so late Friday night I told my wife, ‘that’s it we’re not going.’ The mosquitoes were eating my alive.”
Fortunately for Brooks, his wife talked him into finishing his prep work and the owner/operator took home the prestigious honor — as well as the award for top dump truck.
Other winners included:
— Daryl Blakney, with Jerry’s Excavating out of Moncton, N.B. Best Dump Trailer;
— Lloyd Charlton, with Brookville Carriers out of Hoyt, N.B. Best Highway Tractor for a 2001 379 Peterbilt;
— Jim Sherwood, with Valley View Farm out of Midland, N.B. Other Heavy Industrial for a 2001 Peterbilt 330;
— There was a tie between Barb Charters’ 1999 Ford F150, with Midland Transport, and Charles Austin’s 1996 GMC Jimmy, with Austin Pilot Car, for Best Service Truck;
— And, the Best Engine Awards went to Lloyd Charlton for Best Detroit; Daryl Blakney for Best Cat; and Best Cummins went to Tony Steeves, Prosser Enterprises, out of Riverview, N.B.