Top East Coast drivers crowned at APTA championships

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DIEPPE, N.B. — The top drivers in Atlantic Canada have earned their place in the national championships, after besting their respective fields in this weekend’s regional competition.

Winners in the June 4 Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) Provincial Driving Championships included: Roy Mattinson, Roy Mattinson and Sons, straight truck; Steve MacPhee, Day and Ross Transportation Group, Single-Tandem; Richard Patriquin, Prince Freight Lines, Tandem-Tandem; and Shawn Pieschke, the TDL Group, B-Train.

Prince Freight Line’s Patriquin was named Rookie of the Year while Day and Ross earned the Team Award trophy.

Professionalism Awards went to: Chris Underwood, Armour Transportation; Herb Peters, Day and Ross; Gary Miller, Midland Transport; and Douglas MacDonald, Bison Transport.

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