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B.C. gears up for championships

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - For the first time since the 1980s, a female trucker will compete in the British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships, scheduled for May 27 at the Tradex Centre in...


PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – For the first time since the 1980s, a female trucker will compete in the British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships, scheduled for May 27 at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford, B.C.

Competition classes range from straight truck through to B-trains, while winners of each class will compete at the national championships to be held this September in Laval, Que.

John Broker of Port Coquitlam, Dean Grant and George Vanderdeen of Abbotsford, and Hans Wettstein and Maurice Thompson of Surrey will all be defending their 1999 titles.

The competition will include a written test on general knowledge, a circle check and driving competition that covers maneuvering, cornering and judging distance.

Competitors have to be accident free for the 12 months prior to the championships.

The driving portion of the competition will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. n


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