WINNIPEG, Man. — The Canadian Truck Driving Championships were held in Lethbridge, Alta, on Sept. 18th, and Reimer Express Lines Ltd. was well represented by placing nine individual drivers on four of the provincial teams that went on to compete in the annual event.
It was also the largest contingent of qualifiers by any common carrier, or fleet owner based in Canada. At the Nationals, competitors completed a written test, personal interview, pre-trip inspection and a driving maneuverability competition.
Harvey Gording of Regina placed first in the single tractor-tandem trailer competition. During his 33-years as an employee with Reimer Express, he has attained many safety awards, including the prestigious one million mile accident free status. Gording is well known at these competitions, winning or placing high in his class on several occasions and being named the Grand Champion in 1993 and 1999.
Other top finishers for Reimer Express were John Klassen, Winnipeg – 2nd place in the step van category; Larry Radons, Regina – 2nd place in the straight truck class; Gary Good, Winnipeg – 2nd place in the single tractor-single trailer event and Trevor Mulder, Winnipeg – 3rd place in the tandem tractor-tandem trailer competition.
"We are so pleased that our drivers participate in this competition. To be named to a provincial team is an enormous achievement, considering that these drivers need to be accident-free for 12 months, as a pre-requisite for even competing in the provincial tryouts", states Allan N. Robison, President and CEO of Reimer Express Lines Ltd.
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