East Coast truckers vie for spot in nationals on home turf

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MASSTOWN, N.S. — Professional drivers from the Atlantic provinces competed last weekend to earn a spot in the National Professional Truck Driving Championships, which this year will be hosted by their home association.

Winners in the provincial competition included: Roy Mattinson, Roy Mattinson and Sons, two-axle; Steve MacPhee, Day & Ross Transportation Group, four-axle; Robert Richard, Midland Transport, five-axle; and Shawn Pieschke, TDL Group, B-train.

Midland Transport won the team award while Michael Gaudet of Day & Ross was named Rookie of the Year.

A total of 48 drivers took part in the competition and category winners will comprise Team Atlantic at the nationals to be held Sept. 6-9 in Moncton.

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