PITTSBURGH, Penn. — An Ontario commercial vehicle inspector took top honours at the recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC).
Alex Bugeya, a CVSA-certified North American Standard Level I inspector from Ontario, was presented with the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award for his performance, which include seven competition elements including level one and HazMat inspections.
The competition included 44 inspectors from jurisdictions throughout North America, including five from Canada.
“I am so very proud of the men and women who put on a uniform and badge every day and dedicate their lives to commercial motor vehicle safety,” said Stephen F. Campbell, CVSA’s executive director. “They are the ones making highways safer for everyone who drives alongside commercial motor vehicles and this championship recognizes them for their contribution to highway safety.”
Bugeya also took home top honours in the High Points Canada division, while finishing first in the North American Standard Level 1 Inspection category and the North American Standard HazMat/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packaging category.
Bugeya was also a member of the winning team in the Team Award.
Other Canadians receiving a nod were Rick Smith from Alberta, who finished second in the North American Standard Level I inspection category as well as the North American Standard Level V Passenger Vehicle (motor coach) category and Pierre Grimard of Quebec who finished third in the HazMat/dangerous goods category.
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