TORONTO, Ont. — Stewart Finnamore, a Fredericton, N.B.-based driver with Atlantic Pacific Transport, has been named the 2009 CTA/Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year. Finnamore has driven six million collision-free kilometres in 40 years of commercial truck driving.
Finnamore was presented with the award, including a keepsake plaque and a cash prize, at an awards dinner held by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association in Moncton, N.B. Dec. 10.
“Stewart Finnamore exemplifies the outstanding truck drivers with whom Canadians share the road,” said David Bradley, CEO of Canadian Trucking Alliance. “It is a great honour to recognize him with this highly coveted award.”
Each year the award goes to a professional transport driver who has a collision-free driving record and is considered an exemplary truck driver both on and off the road. The recipient is selected by a panel of judges made up of representatives from Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Safety Council, Transport Canada, Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada, Erleigh Associates, and Canadian Trucking Alliance. The winner is selected from truck drivers who have been named provincial drivers of the year in their own province.
Finnamore is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including perfect log book audits, accident-free service awards, and fuel mileage and idle time bonuses. Finnamore, his wife Jeanette and their three children make their home in Fredericton.
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