Top B.C. drivers advance to nationals

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SURREY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has crowned a new driving champion, following their annual professional truck driver championships in Surrey.

John Broker of Martin Brower of Canada, will be clearing a spot on the mantle for his grand championship trophy.

Other winners included Hans Wettstein of Canadian Freightways in the straight truck category; Gilbert Lapierre of Reimer Express Lines in the single tractor-single trailer area; Gord Foster of Reimer Express in the single tractor-single trailer category; Broker took top honors in the tandem tractor-tandem trailer class; George Vanderdeen was the B-train winner; rookie of the year honors went to James Sandberg of Martin Brower; the safety award was presented to Gary Siu of London Drugs and the team trophy went to Canadian Freightways.

Winners will be competing in the national championships, to be held on their home turf in Surrey, B.C. this September.

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