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.