Registration open for BC Professional Truck Driving Championships

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Dozens of BC drivers will be putting pen to paper, inspecting their rigs with a fine tooth comb and then jumping behind the wheel to demonstrate their skills at maneuvering their trucks, all in the name of competition.

The drivers will all be contestants in the 2014 BC Professional Truck Driving Championships, which is are behind held in Abbotsford, B.C. on June 21.

The competition, which is designed to showcase the skills and professionalism that set the industry’s best drivers apart from their peers, has three separate components:

  • a written exam, to test the drivers’ general knowledge of the industry and equipment;
  • a vehicle inspection, during which drivers must find a series of planted defects;
  • a driving competition, which simulates the everyday skills of maneuvering, cornering and judging distance on an obstacle course.

There are five separate classes of competition, based on the configuration of the trucks: straight truck, single axle tractor and trailer, single axle tractor and tandem trailer, tandem tractor and tandem trailer, and B-train.

To be eligible for the competition, drivers must have been actively employed and accident-free for the twelve-month period prior to the championships. A fee of $225 covers the driver’s entry, and pays for the driver’s breakfast, lunch and a single ticket to the awards banquet being held that evening at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, B.C.

The hosts of the event, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) and SafetyDriven (TSCBC), have planned for “family entertainment” and concession stands to be part of the event. The organizers are also looking for volunteers to help run the event.

To register or for more information, go to or e-mail Glenda Dressler.

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  • A professional for 32 years,i am so suprised to hear it is a $225.requirement! Good luck to all participants!.. Cheers.