Canuck crowned top North American inspector

MINNEAPOLIS — For the second straight year, a Canadian commercial vehicle inspector captured first place top honors at the North American Inspectors Championship, organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

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.

The competing inspectors represent nearly every state, jurisdiction and province from the U.S, Canada and Mexico.

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

“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.”

Brent Grice, Ontario was also a top inspector in the North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection category.

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, British Columbia.

Last year, Richard Roberts of Vancouver was named CVSA’s top cop in North America.

NAIC is the only event dedicated to recognizing and rewarding commercial vehicle inspector excellence and has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as an event that “Advances America.”

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