KING CITY, Ont. – At the annual Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) conference, two special drivers were inducted into the Huron Services Group-sponsored Hall of Fame For Professional Drivers.
The Hall of Fame honours drivers from PMTC-member companies who have exceptional safety records with superior road performance over an extended period of time.
This year, Tony Young of Tim Hortons and Allan Cresine of Home Hardware Stores were the lucky inductees.
Young has been driving for Tim Hortons for 16 years without a incident to report. When he arrived at Tim Hortons he had a nine year record of being accident-free, making him an accident-free driver for a quarter of a century.
Young is a certified company driver trainer and has been a volunteer firefighter in the Kingston area for almost 20 years.
Cresine started his career with Home Hardware in 1980 after driving for seven years. He has logged more than 3.5 million accident-free kilometres in his 34 years with Home Hardware. He is also a member of the Home Hardware Driver Safety Committee and participates in defensive driving seminars.
“The skills of professional truck drivers are evident to all road users, and are especially valued by their employers,” said Bruce Richards, PMTC president. “These professionals compile safe driving records that are beyond amazing, considering all the adverse conditions they face everyday, but only a select few can equal the caliber of the drivers in the Hall of Fame. The industry salutes these individuals and we are pleased to honour them here today.”
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