Reimer drivers place at truck driving championships

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WINNIPEG, Man. — Five Reimer Express Lines drivers placed at the Canadian Truck Driving Championships held in Lethbridge, Alta. Sept. 18, 2004.

Nine individual drivers represented Reimer on four of the provincial teams that went on to compete in the annual event. It was also the largest contingent of qualifiers by any common carrier, or fleet owner based in Canada. At the Nationals, competitors completed a written test, personal interview, pre-trip inspection and a driving maneuverability competition.

Reimer driver Harvey Gording of Regina placed first in the single tractor-tandem trailer competition. During his 33-years as an employee with Reimer Express, he has attained many safety awards, including the prestigious one million mile accident free status. Harvey is well known at these competitions, winning or placing high in his class on several occasions and being named the Grand Champion in 1993 and 1999.

Other top finishers for Reimer Express were John Klassen of Winnipeg — second place in the step van category; Larry Radons of Regina — second place in the straight truck class; Gary Good, of Winnipeg — second place in the single tractor-single trailer event and Trevor Mulder of Winnipeg — third place in the tandem tractor-tandem trailer competition.

"We are so pleased that our drivers participate in this competition. To be named to a provincial team is an enormous achievement, considering that these drivers need to be accident-free for 12 months, as a pre-requisite for even competing in the provincial tryouts,” said Allan N. Robison, President and CEO of Reimer Express Lines Ltd.

"Reimer Express drivers are very well known throughout Canada for their pride and professionalism. Their outstanding achievements in the field of highway safety is celebrated by all Reimer Express employees."

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