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TORONTO, Ont. -- On Sept. 8, hardworking Canadian drivers demonstrated their skills in a three part competition to...


TORONTO, Ont. — On Sept. 8, hardworking Canadian drivers demonstrated their skills in a three part competition to claim the title of best at the Canadian Food Driving Championship 2001.

In the 22-foot straight truck division winners were Ed Penner of Flanagan Foodservice with first place, Bart Maxey of Lumsden Brothers Ltd. with second place, and Pierre Gourgon of Summit Foodservice Distributors Inc. securing third place.

In the 28-foot single tandem division Patrick Walsh of Lumsden Brothers Ltd. secured first place, Joseph Raffaele of Gordon Food Service, came in second place, while David Willison of Summit Foodservice Distributors Inc. took third place.

In the 53-foot tandem tandem division, John Meade of Thomson Terminals Ltd. took first place, Larry Withyman of G.A. Love Foods, secured second place, while Anthony Scime of Ippolito Transportation Inc., took third place.

All contestants demonstrated their skills in a three-part competition including written examination, pre-trip vehicle inspection and a driving obstacle course.


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