Canada Cartage drivers take top honours at Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships

Professional drivers from across the GTA competed at the 2013 annual Toronto Regional Truck Championship. The Canada Cartage team was awarded top honours winning six out of eight major categories, including Team of the Year.

Online PR News – 10-July-2013 – Toronto, ON – The Canada Cartage driving team celebrated a champion performance on June 15th at the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championship, winning six out of eight categories.

The annual competition tests professional drivers from across the GTA with obstacles that simulate real-road situations, and a written evaluation on subjects such as brake adjustment, driving habits, and first aid. Seven different obstacles were used on the course to represent challenging driving scenarios, including: Right hand turn, Serpentine, Alley Dock, Offset Alley, Parallel Park, Diminishing Clearance, Straight line, and Stop Line.

Coached by Steve Duffy from the national safety team, Canada Cartage took top honours in the straight truck, single-single, tandem-tandem, grand champion, and rookie of the year categories, and was awarded "Team of the Year" for receiving the highest combined points total at the event.

Awards were handed out to the five professional drivers representing the Canada Cartage team:

Preetpal Nijjar
1st Place Tandem/Tandem, Grand Champion

Kevin Bradshaw
1st Place Straight Truck and Rookie of the Year

Marc LeFebvre
1st Place Single/Single

Adam Shields
3rd Place Tandem/Tandem

Conrad Douglas
Participant - Team of the Year

Team Canada Cartage
Team of the Year

Fresh off their success at the regional championships, the Canada Cartage team will look ahead to competing in the 67th annual Ontario Truck Driving Championships this July.

The Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships and the Ontario Truck Driving Championships are held annually and eligibility is open to any professional driver for public carriers, private companies, driver services, and owner/operators in the region.

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About Canada Cartage

Founded in 1914, Canada Cartage is Canada's largest provider of outsourced fleet solutions, providing dedicated equipment and drivers to both small and large firms. Canada Cartage also provides a complete range of supply chain and logistics services under its subsidiary companies including Direct Distribution Centres, Direct2Home and Freight Management Services.

For more information, visit http://www.canadacartage.com or see Canada Cartage's LinkedIn profile.

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Karen Hazan
Canada Cartage
Toronto ON
416 450 0446