Alberta crowns top truckers at annual driving championships
July 3, 2012
CALGARY, Alta. -- Alberta’s top drivers from across the province descended on the Rosenau Transport yard Calgary to compete in the AMTA Truck Driving Champtionship June 16. The annual event, hosted by Alberta Motor Transport Association,...
Tandem Tandem division winner Paul Mills of Canada Safeway was also named Grand Champion at the AMTA Truck Driving Championship June 16.
CALGARY, Alta. — Alberta’s top drivers from across the province descended on the Rosenau Transport yard Calgary to compete in the AMTA Truck Driving Champtionship June 16. The annual event, hosted by Alberta Motor Transport Association, challenges each driver to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of rigourous tests. The drivers under went a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and driving skills test.
Finalists in each of five categories move on to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships which will be held in Moncton, N.B. later this year.
The event standings are as follows:
Straight Truck Division First Place: Keith Franklin – Canadian Freightways Second Place: Randy James Smith – Canadian Freightways Third Place: Kevin Corscadden – Sokil Express
Single, Single Division First Place: Calvin Briggs – Grimshaw Trucking Second Place: Darren Tychkowsky – Fed-Ex Freight Third Place: Kent Friesen – Canadian Freightways
Single Tandem Division First Place: Rick Ross – Canadian Freightways Second Place: Gordon Lowen – Grimshaw Trucking Third Place: Rob Pirzek – YRC Reimer Express
Tandem, Tandem Division First Place: Paul Mills – Canada Safeway Second Place: Rod Harrison – Canadian Freightways Third Place: Kevin Chapman – Orlicks Transport
B-Train Division First Place: Lonni Wilton – Canadian Freightways Second Place: Steve Calhoun – Canadian Freightways Third Place: Jim Pennington – Sokil Express
Grand Champion: Paul Mills – Canada Safeway
Rookie of the Year: Andre Roy – Bison Transport
Team Award: Canadian Freightways – Calgary
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