FERGUS, Ont. — Despite the suspect weather, an annual rite of summer closed out the month of July as it has for several years running.
The Fergus Truck Show made its 2002 appearance on the industry’s radar screen and a number of fleets and owner/operators were rewarded for their diligence and attention to detail with trophies from one of Ontario’s largest show’n’shines.
Here’s a list of the big winners… The Best Truck of the Show – Public Choice: Steve and Mary Toole, Droh, Inc., ’98 Freightliner Best O/O Working Tractor: Dave Cowan, Walker Transport, ’01 Peterbilt Best Working Conventional Tractor without Sleeper: Steve Joyce, Sleeman Brewery, ’01 Freightliner Best Working Cabover Tractor: George Mercer, TNT, ’00 Kenworth Best 2002 or Newer Company Working Tractor: Jim Provost, Jim Provost Trucking, ’02 Peterbilt Best Pre-2002 Company Working Tractor: Chris Hall, Sleeman Brewery, ’99 Freightliner Best 2002 or Newer Working Tractor: Mark Poirier, Heritage Truck Lines, ’03 Peterbilt Best ’00 to ’01 Working Tractor: Dave Cowan, Walker Transport, ’01 Peterbilt Best ’98 to ’99 Working Tractor: Steve and Mary Toole, Droh, Inc., ’98 Freightliner Best ’94 to ’97 Working Tractor: Dennis Bradbury, Star Cruiser Transport, ’97 Peterbilt Best ’83 to ’93 Working Tractor: Phil Langevin, P.A. Langevin Transport, ’85 Peterbilt Best Pre-1983 Working Tractor: Adam Paruin, Dinsmale Trucking, ’78 Peterbilt Best Restored Non Working Tractor: Craig Hanson, Sunrise Equipment, ’81 Kenworth Best Paint Tractor: Craig Hanson, Sunrise Equipment, ’81 Kenworth Best Paint Tractor-Trailer Combination: Dan Lubberts, Lubberts Trucking, ’02 Peterbilt Best Mural Tractor: Steve and Mary Toole, Droh, Inc., ’98 Freightliner Best Mural Tractor-Trailer Mural: Bill Aylesworth, J.S. Crawford & Son, ’96 Freightliner Best Displayed Truck Area: Steve and Mary Toole, Droh, Inc., ’98 Freightliner Best Displayed Fleet: Keith Hall & Sons Transport Best Fleet (3-5 units displayed): Sleeman Brewery Best Fleet (6+ units displayed): J.F. Kitching & Son Ltd. Best Tractor-Tractor Reefer: Steve &Janine Woods, Brian Kurtz Trucking, ’00 Kenworth Best Tractor-Tractor Van: Chris Green, L.E. Walker Transport Ltd., ’00 Peterbilt Best Tractor-Trailer-Livestock: Jeff McLean, Schaus Transport, ’98 Peterbilt Best Tractor-Trailer-Feed: Ray Weber, B.J. Bear Grain Co. Ltd., ’98 Freightliner Best Tractor-Trailer-Float, Flat or Curtain Side: Robert Spear, Export Express Auto Carriers, ’01 Peterbilt Best Tractor-Trailer-Tanker: Neil Molenaar, Cooney Bulk Sales, ’85 Peterbilt Best Tractor-Trailer-Trains: Ray Weber, B.J. Bear Grain Co. Ltd., ’98 Freightliner Best Tractor-Trailer-Dump: Ian Greenwood, Greenwood Haulage, ’02 Peterbilt Best 2001 or Newer Dump: Mike Rynard, Luchka Float, ’02 Peterbilt Best Pre-2001 Dump: Ray Weber, B.J. Bear Grain Co. Ltd., ’98 Freightliner Best Straight Truck: Bennett Smoke, Transpo Freight Systems, ’97 Freightliner Best Service Vehicle: Shawn MacDonald, MacDonald Fuels, ’88 Mack Best Heavy Recovery Unit: Mike Caczur, Ken’s Towing, ’84 Kenworth Best Light-Duty Specialized Truck: Dale Wilson, Ken’s Towing, ’95 Chevrolet Best Highway Mini: Bill Millar, Lafarge Construction, ’76 Mini Best Unique Purpose, Alan Eadie, Comtow, ’00 Kenworth Best Flagship/Owners’ Mascot: Paul Lance, 1st Line Logistics, ’89 International Best Light Show-Single: Bill Briscoll, Paradigm Trucking, ’92 Kenworth Best Light Show-Fleet: O’Rourke Transport Best Exhibitor Display: Cambridge Mack
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