Thursday, July 4, 2013

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

July 4th, 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.

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 or see Canada Cartage’s LinkedIn profile.