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APTA hosts truck driving championships


MASSTOWN, N.S. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) held its provincial truck driving championships over the weekend and has assembled its team to represent the region in the nationals this fall in Ontario.

The competition was held in Masstown, N.S. June 18. Forty-six drivers took part, including 11 rookies.

Winners included:

Straight Truck
1st place – Roy B Mattinson, Roy B Mattinson & Sons
2nd place – Art Burns, Connors Transfer Limited
3rd place – John Chambers, Armour Transportation Systems
Professionalism – Roy B Mattinson, Roy B Mattinson & Sons

Single-Tandem
1st place – Steve MacPhee, Day & Ross Transportation Group
2nd place – Herbert Peters, Day & Ross Transportation Group 
3rd place – Darren Cunningham, Armour Transportation Systems 
Professionalism – Herbert Peters, Day & Ross Transportation Group

Tandem-Tandem
1st place – Rod Wood, Island Gas Ltd.
2nd place – Jean-Marc Detraz, Keltic Transportation
3rd place – Norman Gallant, Armour Transportation Systems
Professionalism – Ken Swinamer, Connors Transfer

B-Train
1st place – Rob Stevens, Home Hardware Stores
2nd place – Glenn Fisher, Midland Transport
3rd place – Byron Tuttle, Home Hardware Stores
Professionalism – Glenn Fisher, Midland Transport

Rookie of the Year 
Doug Hirtle, Eassons Transport 

Team Award
Midland Transport


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