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Register for OWMA truck driving championship

The Ontario Waste Management Association is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual WASTE INDUSTRY (ONTARIO) TRUCK...

The Ontario Waste Management Association is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual WASTE INDUSTRY (ONTARIO) TRUCK DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP Competition will be held at Challenger Motor Freight facilities, 300 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge on Saturday, June 11th, 2005.

The OWMA is very pleased to once again offer a Vacuum Truck category for drivers to participate in. This category is open to all Vacuum Truck Drivers (straight tandem or tri-axle). Also, to assist in the organization of the Truck Driving Championship and ensure that the scheduled activities are completed, the individual categories will be assigned start times. The OWMA can provide a list of start times to interested individuals and confirmation will be available for downloading at the OWMA website at

The 2005 Truck Driving Championship will consist of the following categories:

Special Services (single axle recycling trucks; boom trucks; side loaders)

Tandem Axle Rear Loader

Front End Loader

Roll Off

Vacuum Truck (straight tandem or tri-axle)

A driver can only compete in one category. Multi-division companies are permitted to enter a slate of contestants from each division, two per category, (limit of 8). The entry fee is $133.75 ($125.00 + 8.75 GST) per driver. Make your cheque payable to "OWMA" and submit it with your application before June 10th, 2005. Full payment must accompany all registrations. There will be absolutely no on-site registrations.

The winners of each category in each section will be awarded a plaque that will hang in the company offices for a year and have the opportunity to participate in the Ontario Truck Driving Provincial Competition and receive the awards as follows:

1st Place – Keeper Plaque plus $200.00;

2nd Place – Keeper Plaque plus $100.00;

3rd Place – Keeper Plaque plus $50.00

The overall competition winner will be awarded the Doug Bell Memorial Trophy in remembrance of Doug’s long-standing commitment to the waste industry. A "Rookie of the Year" award will be awarded to the first-time entrant with the highest overall point total.

Be sure to note on the contestant application form if your driver is a first-time entrant. Enclosed is a poster that we would ask you to display in your shops and offices and the encourage your drivers to participate in the OWMA competition. The top three drivers from each category are eligible to participate in the Ontario Trucking Competition that is being held in July of 2005.

Note: The competition will commence with a written test at Challenger Motor Freight Facilities, 300 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge, Ontario. Following the driving course competition, the awards luncheon will also be held at the Challenger Motor Freight facility.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s Truck Driving Championship. It is an excellent competition and a superb way to recognize the professionalism that you receive from your drivers.

Eligibility requirements and an application form are available from OWMA. ALL APPLICATIONS, TOGETHER WITH FULL PAYMENT, MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE JUNE 10TH, 2005 TO:

Michele Goulding
Ontario Waste Management Association
2005 Clark Blvd., Unit 3
Brampton, Ontario
L6T 5P8

For more information contact Michele at 905-791-9500 or fax 905-791-9514.

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