2016 PROVINCIAL TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The popular AMTA Truck Driving Championships will take place on June 25 in Red Deer (Westerner Grounds) with top drivers from across the province competing for prizes and honorary titles. This annual event, hosted by Alberta Motor Transport Association, is regarded by many as the Olympics of trucking.
The competition challenges each driver to demonstrate his or her driving and inspection skills, knowledge and professionalism through a series of rigorous tests. The drivers under go a written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and finally, the most visible – the skills test.
Finalists in each of five categories will move on to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships which will be held in Ontario later this year
2016 Driver Roadeo Entry Form
2016 Driver Kit
2016 Driver Kit (French)
2016 Provincial Roadeo Sponsorship Form
The Sheraton Red Deer Hotel offer special
rates for rooms the weekend of the Driver
Championships. The Championships Banquet on Saturday night
will also be held at the Sheraton.
Link to Hotel Registration
Looking for a fun way to get involved with an event
regarded as the Olympics of professional truck driving where
Alberta’s top drivers compete for fun, prizes and bragging
The 2016 organizing committee of the AMTA Professional Truck Driving Championships is looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of positions, including judges.
Experience is not required. Instruction is provided onsite and volunteers are paired with experienced personnel.
The time commitment is just one-day – the competition day (Saturday June 25). Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided. Volunteers are also invited to attend the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forty-five of the province’s top professional truck
drivers, many with millions of kms of collision-free
driving, participated in the Alberta Professional Truck
Driving Championship on June 20 (Westerner Park, Red Deer).
The exciting, day-long competition closed with an awards
dinner attended by over 240 competitors, their families, and
Red Deer’s Westerner Park was where contestants competed in five classes (straight truck, single-single, single-tandem, tandem-tandem and B-train) and were tasked with completing a written knowledge exam, a pre-trip inspection and took their turn on the driving course behind the wheel.
The day got underway with a pancake breakfast and then competitors were off to complete evaluated tasks in three different areas.
Each competitor completed a written exam that tests drivers’ knowledge of regulations, legislation, safety, security, and first aid. They participated in a pre-trip inspection conducted under the watchful eye of an examiner.
Competitors also had a turn behind the wheel as the
driving portion of the event got underway. Each entrant
demonstrated their driving skill as they completed seven
obstacles that tested their ability to maneuver the vehicle
in simulations of some of the toughest conditions drivers’
cope with on the road.
As competitors took turns showing offer their talent and skill, stadium stands filled with family, friends and fans who cheered them on.
The day wrapped up with an awards banquet attended by 250 guests where all participants were celebrated and final placings announced.
Thank you! AMTA extends thanks to participants, event volunteers and sponsors who made the day possible.
Video of Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ2GBRKRuag
Alberta - Participants who clinched first place in their
respective competition category now form Team Alberta. The
new team will be off to the National Truck Driving
Championships (Regina, Saskatchewan, Sept 11 & 12) where
they will face off against teams from other provinces. This
year’s Team Alberta members are:
Straight Truck Division
First Place: Keith Franklin - Canadian Freightways
Second Place: Kevin Pasini - Sokil Express Lines
Third Place: Alex Smith - H&R Transport
Single, Single Division
First Place: Darren Tychkowsky - Fed-Ex Freight
Second Place: Shaun Thompson - Grimshaw Trucking LP
Third Place: Daren Hodgkins - Bison Transport
Single Tandem Division
First Place: Rick Limoges - Merry Shack Trucking
Second Place: Dave Lowe - Bison Transport
Third Place: Dan Arych - H&R Transport
Tandem, Tandem Division
First Place: Rod Harrison - Canadian
Second Place: Curt Phillips - Safeway Sobeys West
Third Place: Tim Bingley - Lac La Biche Transport
First Place: Ron Johnstone - Canadian Freightways
Second Place: Curtis Mann - Bison Transport
Third Place: Brenda Stewart - H&R Transport
Grand Champion: Rod Harrison - Canadian Freightways
Rookie of the Year: Daren Hodgkins - Bison Transport
Team Award: Bison Transport
Thanks to our 2015 sponsors!
AMTA thanks the following organizations for their generous sponsorship of this year’s championship: Capilano Truck Driving, CVE –Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Duckerings Transport, FGI- Fort Garry Industries, General Teamsters Local 363, H & R Transport, HI-Way 9, Husky Energy, Inland Cement, Kids Safe, Lethbridge Truck Terminal, Old Republic Insurance, Orlicks Inc., Prairie Bus Lines, Red Arrow Motor Coach, Rosenau Transport, SLH Transport, Safeway/Sobeys, Calgary Stampede, Workers’ Compensation Board, Partnerships In Injury Reduction, Alberta Transportation, Partners In Compliance, Rogers Insurance, Richard Warnock Transportation Consulting Ltd.