Canadian Driver Takes Top Spot in Photo Contest

PLOVER, WI – A truck driver for New Brunswick’s Armour Transportation took home one of the top honors in the Women in Trucking association’s “I Heart Trucking” photo contest. 

Susan De Ridder won the “People’s Choice” award for her photograph entitled “Susie tearing up the blacktop from coast to coast” in this effort to promote a positive view of the trucking industry.

De Redder first became a truck driver in 1984 when she arrived in Ontario and has been with Armour since 2013.

The contest, which ran from June 23 to July 24, received three-dozen entries from industry professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Professional drivers and other trucking industry contestants, using their own cameras or phones submitted the photos. Judging was based on originality, composition, quality, and the “I Heart Trucking” theme.

Below is a complete list of winners. A link to each photo is on each title.

People’s Choice

Winner – “Susie tearing up the blacktop from coast to coast” by Susan De Ridder

1st runner-up – “Trucking Alaska” by Peggy Biro

2nd runner-up – “Living the truck experience” by Shantell Zuzueta

Judges’ Choice

Winner – “Rise and Shine” by Kim Grimm

1st runner-up – “The Beauty of Trucking” by Andrea Noto

2nd runner-up – “Car Hauler” by Martha Ibarra

Honorable Mention “May we NEVER forget” by Julie Matulle

The winners received a plaque during the Women In Trucking reception at the recent Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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