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Truck-driving championships in Abbotsford

The 2014 BC Professional Truck Driving Championships take place at Tradex in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 21.

The competition runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is designed to showcase the skills and professionalism that set the industry’s best drivers apart from their peers.

It has three separate components – a written exam; a vehicle inspection, during which drivers must find a series of planted defects; and a driving competition, which simulates the everyday skills of maneuvering, cornering and judging distance on an obstacle course.

There are five separate classes of competition, based on the configuration of the trucks: straight truck, single axle tractor and trailer, single axle tractor and tandem trailer, tandem tractor and tandem trailer, and B-train.

To be eligible for the competition, drivers must have been actively employed and accident-free for the 12-month period prior to the championships.

For more information, visit bctrucking.com.

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