PMTC honours two new Hall of Fame inductees (June 19, 2006)

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) has inducted two drivers into its Hall of Fame.

Dick Jansen of Praxair Canada and Larry Sedgwick of Advantage Personnel (driving for Hbc Logistics) were recognized for their achievements at the PMTC’s annual general meeting. The Hall of Fame, sponsored by Cancom Tracking, recognizes excellent over-the-road performance by drivers who work for PMTC member companies. It can be viewed online at

“Canada is blessed with a core of Professional commercial truck drivers who accumulate safe driving records that are absolutely amazing, considering all the adverse conditions they face every day,” said PMTC president Bruce Richards. “But only a select few match the caliber of the drivers in the PMTC Cancom Tracking Hall of Fame. We are very grateful for the interest and support shown by Cancom Tracking that helps us sustain this Hall of Fame and celebrate the achievements of these drivers.”

Jansen operates tractor-trailers in tandem, tridem and b-train configurations for Praxair, delivering liquid carbon dioxide from Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. to Edmonton and other Western Canadian destinations. He’s been on the road for 29 years with no accidents and has received Praxair’s million mile award.

Jansen has racked up more than two million miles without a collision and boasts a clean abstract. He’s also active in the company’s training program, helping guide new drivers and teaching them how to safely handle and quality test carbon dioxide.

Sedgwick has been driving trucks for 35 years and was recently recognized with a safe driving award from the Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario. He began driving with Simpson’s in 1970 and has been hauling for Hbc since 1985.

His employer says he’s a ‘go-to’ guy that other drivers turn to for advice on company procedures and customer requirements.

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