Mission driver wins provincial trucking competition

Dale Scott earned first place in the single-single category, and the Team Trophy as part of the Canadian Freightways team

Mission's Dale Scott

A Mission professional truck driver has once again proved his skill behind the wheel.

Dale Scott, a multiple-time winner in provincial and national driving competitions, earned first place in the single-single category at the 2012 B.C. Professional Truck Driving Championships, held in Langley June 23-24. Scott drives for Canadian Freightways and was also a member of the company group that won the Team Trophy.

The competition consists of a written test that challenges drivers’ knowledge of the industry and equipment; a pre-trip inspection, which approximates a regular vehicle inspection, and; the driving competition, which simulates the everyday skills of manoeuvering, cornering and distance judgment.

To be eligible to compete, each driver must be free of preventable accidents for the 12 months prior to the championships. A preventable accident could include even a minor occurrence such as a broken tail light on a trailer.

Scott’s single-single victory qualifies him to attend the 2012 national championships, held Sept. 6-9 in Moncton, NB.