Atlantic champs ready to move on

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MASSTOWN, N.S. — Following the 2001 APTA Professional Truck Driving Championships the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is recognizing the top truckers in the east.

The honors in the five-axle class (3-axle tractor and 2-axle trailer) went to Dean Porter of Nackawic, N.B. who drives for Sunbury Transport.

The top driver in the four-axle class (2-axle tractor and 2-axle trailer) was Herb Peters of Moncton, N.B. employed with Day & Ross.

The premiere driver in the two-axle class (straight truck) for the second year in a row, was Roy Mattinson of Roy B. Mattinson Trucking, Pugwash, N.S.

This year’s event saw 35 professional truck drivers from across the Atlantic Provinces use precision driving skills to navigate through a time-limited obstacle course at Commercial Safety College in Masstown, N.S.

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