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Canadian champions inspectors competition

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- For the second year in a row, a Canadian captured top honours at the North American Inspector...

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — For the second year in a row, a Canadian captured top honours at the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC).

Commercial vehicle inspectors representing nearly every state, jurisdiction and province from the US, Canada and Mexico competed in Minneapolis at the NAIC in August.

James Trombley, a CVSA-certified North American Standard Level I inspector from Alberta was awarded the Grand Champion Award for his combined performances in six competition elements across North American Standard Level I Inspection and North American Standard HAZMAT/Transportation of Dangerous Goods Inspection.

We are proud to recognize the thousands of men and women throughout North America enforcing commercial vehicle safety laws every day, said Stephen F. Campbell, executive director of CVSA. With every inspection, these fine individuals are making the roads safer for everyone and saving lives.

Fifty-four CVSA-certified North American Standard Level I roadside inspectors competed in the 15th annual Championship: seven inspectors represented Canada (Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan); two inspectors represented Mexico-SCT; and 45 representing the US.

In addition to the Grand Champion award, the following were also presented:

High Points US – David Rios, Oregon
High Points Canada – James Trombley, Alberta
High Points Mexico – Jacobo Garcia , SCT

North American Standard Level I Inspection winners include: Todd Brooks, Kansas; Adrian Armpriester, New York; and James Trombley, Alberta.

North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection winners include: Brent Grice, Ontario; Donald Woodal, Maryland; and David Rios, Oregon.

The John Youngblood Award, presented each year to the inspector who best demonstrates the qualities of congeniality, leadership, integrity, professionalism and commitment, went to David West of Mississippi

The Team Award, recognizing the group that best demonstrates camaraderie and accumulates the highest point average, was presented to: Chuck St. Martin (Team Leader), Dexter Huber, B.C.; Brent Moore, Georgia; Fertano Jackson, Louisiana; John Sherven, Nevada; Mark Halter, Ohio; David Thompson, South Dakota; and Dan Slick, Wisconsin.

I want to thank commercial vehicle safety inspectors everywhere for the important role they play in keeping the traveling public safe on America’s roads and highways, said John H. Hill, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Their dedication and commitment to safety is unparalleled, and has its own special niche within the broader scope of all our activities at FMCSA.”

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