WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Provincial Truck Driving Championships is set for June 20, 2015 at Peterbilt Manitoba, Winnipeg, the MTA announced earlier this week.
The association said it is always trying to change things up and this year is no different as it has added a new rule to the provincial championships. This year, the MTA said, Manitoba instructors who hold a valid permit will be able to compete.
“For years instructors have been asking us why they couldn’t compete,” said committee chair, Darcy Olson. “We felt it was time to make a change and shake things up a bit. Although instructors can compete this year, they are currently unable to go on to Nationals, as there is no instructors category at that level of competition. As this is a first for the MTA, our hopes are to inspire the other provinces to do the same in coming years. Although everyone will be competing together, the instructors scores are compared to other instructors, not the competing drivers.”
The Championships will follow the same layout as the rest of the provincial championships. There will be one written test, one pre-trip inspection and an obstacle course. Drivers will be divided based on truck class.
The MTA is also urging people to start registering early.
“There are limited spots for competitors and Instructors, so to avoid disappointment competitors should register early,” added Olson.