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Atlantic Truck Driving Championships this weekend

MASSTOWN, N.S. -- The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association's Safety Council will be holding the 2004 Atlantic Tr...

MASSTOWN, N.S. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s Safety Council will be holding the 2004 Atlantic Truck Driving Championship at Commercial Safety College in Masstown, N.S. on June 5.

Drivers from around the Atlantic Provinces will be competing for honours in several categories. These include the Five-Axle Class, Four-Axle Class, Straight Truck Class and B-Train Division. Awards will also be presented for professional conduct in each of the four categories. A Team Award and Rookie of the Year award will also be handed out following the event.

While the drivers are competing family members and the general public can check out the Truck Show and Shine, Ladies Roadeo using a Sport Utility Vehicle.

Organized by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Safety Council, the purpose of the Atlantic Driving Championships is to give recognition to skilful drivers and to encourage interest in skill, safety and courtesy on public highways. In order to enter the driving championship all contestants must have an accident free record for at least a one-year period. The first place winners from other regional driving championships held across Canada, including our own, will go on to compete in the National Driving Championship, this year being held in Manitoba.

The event gets underway at 8:00a.m. An Awards Banquet will be held following the event at the Howard Johnson Hotel & Convention Centre in Truro, NS.

For more details, contact the APTA at 506-863-4500.

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