The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) recognized Stephane Landry, a long time truck-driver admirer at its annual awards dinner.
Landry, 36, is known to many Atlantic truck drivers, as he is frequently seen on Trans-Canada Highway exit 446 photographing passing trucks. Landry is a truck enthusiast who would often wake up early to get the perfect shot. Both Landry’s father and brother are truck drivers in the Maritimes.
Landry was diagnosed with Hemolytic-uremic syndrome after contracting an E.coli infection when he was just a baby. Doctors were not hopeful for his recovery, but Landry survived, despite suffering brain damage.
Landry was given a standing ovation and a die-cast of his favourite truck, a Volvo, by the association. Landry was also offered the chance by Day & Ross to be a passenger on an international haul.