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Mission trucker wins B.C. title

Mission truck driver, Dale Scott, is this year
Mission truck driver, Dale Scott, is this year's top single-tandem driver at the BC Professional Truck Driving Championships.
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Mission trucker Dale Scott is one of the best drivers in B.C.

He placed first in the single-tandem category at the 2014 BC Professional Truck Driving Championships in Abbotsford last month, and was part of the the group that took the team trophy.

This is the fifth consecutive year he's picked up the single-tandem title.

"It's still tough competition," said Scott, noting there were 45 drivers in the contest this year. "All it takes is one point to win."

Contestants are scrutinized on their pre-trip inspection and driving skills, which includes manoeuvring, cornering, and distance judgment. There is also a written test.

To compete, drivers must have no preventable accidents in the 12 months prior to the championships. This includes even a minor occurrence such as a broken tail light on a trailer.

Scott is on his second million miles of safe driving.

Scott has been a professional driver with Canadian Freightways for 33 years and has been competing for 26 years. This year he was sponsored by Fountain Tire.

He will be going to the national competition in Montreal in September.

For more information about the BC Professional Truck Driving Championships, visit bctrucking.com.

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