Nation’s best to take part in driving championships this week

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OTTAWA — Truck drivers from across Canada will be heading to Ottawa this week to compete in National Professional Truck Driving Championships.

The three-day event gets underway Sept. 11, with members of the public invited to attend the skills competition at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.

The competition, hosted this year by the Ontario Truck Driving Championships, is comprised of six competitive classes, including step van, straight truck, single-single, single-tandem, tandem-tandem and train.

Held annually since the 1980’s the National Professional Truck Driving Championships have attracted upwards of 500 direct stakeholders from the trucking industry, as well as interest from the general public.

For more information about the event, contact Penny Rabishaw of the Ontario Truck Driving Championships at 905-693-0660 or Rob Jackson, also of the OTDC, at 416-312-5706.

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