Bandstra Transportation Trucker Named BC Driving Champ
Posted: June 26, 2015
LANGLEY, BC — Truck driver Kris Szigeti of Bandstra Transportation was named Grand Champion at the 2015 British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships on June 20, in Abbotsford, at Tradex, also known as the Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre.
Competing in the event were over 40 drivers, all vying for the coveted top spot in their class.
The Rookie of the Year was William Grant MacDonald of Overland West Freight Lines Ltd.
Dave Lighton of Air Liquide, won the Safety Award while the Team Trophy went to Tony Gomez, Evan Hirst and Rob Balan of Canadian Freightways, joined by Harjinder Sangha and David Stegg of Challenger Motor Freight.
Winners in each category are:
Third: Tony Gomez – Canadian Freightways
Second: Dean Grant – Agrifoods
First: Kris Szigeti – Bandstra Transportation
Third: Donald Tallon – YRC Reimer
Second: Evan Hirst – Canadian Freightways
First: Terry Loftus – YRC Reimer
Third: Pat Spence – CNTL
Second: Gord Foster – YRC Reimer
First: Rob Balan – Canadian Freightways
Third: David Stagg – Challenger Motor Freight
Second: Kyle McDonal – Comox Pacific Express
First: Murray Lipp – Overland West Freight Lines Ltd.
Third: Joseph McDonald – Dept. of National Defense
Second: William Grant MacDonald – Overland West Freight Lines Ltd.
First: David Lighton – Air Liquide
These drivers will represent British Columbia and compete against the other provincial teams at the National Championships to be held Sept. 11 through 13 in Regina, SK.