CTA names Driver of the Year

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O.K. FALLS, B.C. — B.C. driver, Terry Patrick Lyver, has been named the Canadian Trucking Alliance/Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year.

Lyver, a driver with Penticton-based Berry & Smith Trucking, has accumulated 6.2 million accident-free kilometres over his 40 year career. He’s spent 23 years of that career with Berry & Smith.

"Terry Lyver’s outstanding driving record, and his dedication to excellence exemplify the commitment to road safety made by Canada’s professional truck drivers," said David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. "But it is in the way he goes about his day-to-day work, both on and off the road, that makes him stand out."

Lyver has won a trip for two anywhere in Canada, $1,000 in cash and a trophy courtesy of Volvo Trucks Canada.

"We are proud to honour Terry Lyver as a representative of our industry. The fact that he is from B.C. is a bonus," said Paul Landry, president & CEO of the B.C. Trucking Association.

Lyver spends most of his time driving throughout Western Canada and the U.S. Throughout his career, he’s come to the aid of other motorists several times. In one instance, he was able to pull two women from a car that had driven over an embankment.

He enjoys riding his Harley Davidson in his spare time and raises money for charity through motorcycling events. He lives in O.K. Falls, B.C. with his wife, Lana, and two children.

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