East Coast Truckers vie for Spot in Nationals on Home Turf

Professional drivers from the East Coast Atlantic provinces competed last weekend to earn a spot in the National Professional Truck Driving Championships, which this year will be hosted by their home association.

Winners in the provincial competition included: Roy Mattinson, Roy Mattinson and Sons, two-axle; Steve MacPhee, Day & Ross Transportation Group, four-axle; Robert Richard, Midland Transport, five-axle; and Shawn Pieschke, TDL Group, B-train.

Midland Transport won the team award while Michael Gaudet of Day & Ross was named Rookie of the Year.

A total of 48 drivers took part in the competition and category winners will comprise Team Atlantic at the nationals to be held Sept. 6-9 in Moncton.