OTA extends deadline for Ontario Driver of the Year award

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TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and Volvo Trucks Canada have extended the deadline for 2010 OTA/Volvo Trucks Canada Ontario Driver of the Year nominations to Oct. 22.

The award honours a professional truck driver who has been regularly employed for the past five years and encountered no preventable collisions during that period. The award program is open to company drivers and owner/operators contracted to OTA member companies.

According to award officials, judges also value evidence of the following:

-Active participation in highway safety programs and initiatives;

-Truck driving championships;

-Driver training programs;

-First-aid courses;

-Examples of unusual courtesy extended to other road users;

-Customer commendations; and

-Acts of bravery or kindness arising out of highway incidents.

The Ontario Driver of the Year receives a keepsake plaque engraved with the recipient’s name and a cheque for $500 courtesy of Volvo Trucks Canada. The prize also includes a trip to the OTA Convention in Toronto for the driver and a guest where the award will be presented.
Nominations forms are attached to this story under the “Documents” heading.

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