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September 2015

Alberta Big Rig Weekend Proudly

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From the Editor’s desk... VOLUME 17, ISSUE 08 PUBLISHER/EDITOR John White john.protrucker@shaw.ca PRODUCTION/CIRCULATION Tori Proudley tori.protrucker@shaw.ca ADMIN/SPECIAL EVENTS Donna White donna.protrucker@shaw.ca ADVERTISING/MARKETING John White john.protrucker@shaw.ca Tori Proudley tori.protrucker@shaw.ca CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dave Madill • Mel McConaghy Ben Proudley • Scott Casey Ed Murdoch • Colin Black Tamara Weston PHOTOGRAPHY David Benjatschek • Ben Proudley Brad Demelo HEAD OFFICE Ph: 604-580-2092 Fax: 604-580-2046 Toll Free: 1-800-331-8127 Published eleven times a year by Pro-Trucker Magazine Inc., The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without prior written consent of the publisher. The advertiser agrees to protect the publisher against legal action based upon libelous or inaccurate statements; the unauthorized use of materials or photographs; and/or any other errors or omissions in connection with advertisements placed in Pro-Trucker Magazine. The publisher can and will refuse any advertising which in his opinion is misleading or in poor taste. The publisher does not endorse or make claim or guarantee the validity or accuracy of any advertisement herein contained. All materials submitted for publication are subject to editing at the publisher’s discretion. The act of mailing or e-mailing material shall be considered an expressed warranty by the contributor that the material is original and in no way an infringement on the rights of others.

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Truckers and the rest of the transportation industry have a long history of supporting their communities with fundraisers of various types. Congratulations to all the participants of the Chrome for Kids fundraiser held at Mission Raceways August 8-9. Cherie Spence from the Children’s Hospital tells us that a total of $75,000.00 was raised at the event. She said they were absolutely thrilled with the money and although not sure exactly John White what machine it would be used for, it will definitely be used to purchase equipment for the cardiology department. This year Alberta Big Rig Weekend was both interesting and awesome. We were swamped with trucks Friday night, parking well over double the normal number for a Friday. Then in the middle of the night a typical Red Deer storm moved in with heavy rain and wind. The next morning the wind had died down but the rain continued sporadically until early Saturday afternoon. After that it cleared and turned into a great show – many saying the best Alberta Show ever. The Best Lights competition was fantastic but then something very special happened. We noticed a slight glow to the north that soon turned into spectacular colours dancing across the sky. Brad Demelo, our photographer, realizing it was a once in a lifetime opportunity, grabbed his camera and over the next hour or so, took some amazing shots of the northern lights with trucks in the foreground. You can see many of those pictures in this issue. It is not often that we have a problem deciding which cover shot to use but not only did we have the northern lights pictures, we also had some other very special shots to consider. Alicia Cornish, daughter of Dean Cornish, (truck on page 31) approached Ben Proudley wanting to recreate a picture after the show that she had seen on a Facebook page. When Ben and Alicia let it be known what they wanted to do they ended up with 37 trucks in the adjacent parking lot. Not being able to agree on which picture to use on our cover, Tori came up with the idea of putting them on our Facebook page to let our readers decide. We had a great response and a clear winner. The 2nd place picture is on page 24. You can see many other great pictures in this issue, on our website, and on Alicia’s Facebook page: DieZel Photography. We would like to say a special thank you to all the drivers and companies who came out to our Big Rig Weekends as well as to the many other truck shows that were held across Western Canada this year. You do not have to drive a customized truck - when any clean and polished truck is seen on the highway it raises the esteem of all truckers in the eyes of the public.

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Best In Show

Owner Operator

Trophy Sponsored By: McLean & Shaw Insurance

John Welburn Cruzin Corp 2005 Peterbilt 379 1st Place: Sleeper Unit - 2004 - 2009 Trophy Sponsored By: New West Freightliner Calgary

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Best In Show Company Truck

Trophy Sponsored By: National Tank Services

Larry & Kim Dyck, Jade Transport - 2007 Peterbilt 379 1st Place: Company Truck - Bob Tail Trophy Sponsored By: Key Towing and Storage 1st Place: Company - Best Paint Trophy Sponsored By: Howes Lubricator 1st Place: Company - Best Interior Trophy Sponsored By: Howes Lubricator SEPTEMBER 2015

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James Welburn, Cruzin Corp. - 1988 Peterbilt 379

1st Place: Show Truck - Non Working Trophy Sponsored By: First Truck Centre 1st Place: Non Working - Best Paint Trophy Sponsored By: Boychuk Ventures 1st Place: Non Working - Best Lights Trophy Sponsored By: Glen West Express 1st Place: Non Working - Best Interior Trophy Sponsored By: Cliff’s Towing

Justin Morton, Randa Transport - 2002 Peterbilt 379

1st Place: Owner Op - Truck Trailer Trophy Sponsored By: Continental Cartage 1st Place: Owner Op - Best Paint Trophy Sponsored By: Freightliner of Red Deer 1st Place: Owner Op - Lights - Truck Trailer Trophy Sponsored By: Peterbilt Southern Alberta PAGE 8

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Non-Commercial

Trophy Sponsored By: N.P.P. Northern Provincial Pipelines

Debra Gee, Gibsons - 1955 Mack B61 1st Place: Stock Antique - Non Working Trophy Sponsored By: Al Hoffman SEPTEMBER 2015

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Kodi Ferguson, Titus Transport - 2015 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place: Owner Op - Truck Trailer Trophy Sponsored By: All Weather Windows 2nd Place: Owner Operator - Best Paint Trophy Sponsored By: TransX 2nd Place: Owner Op - Best Interior Trophy Sponsored By: AMTA

Dean Hastie, Hastie Hauling - 2015 Peterbilt 389

2nd Place: Sleeper Unit - 2010 - New Trophy Sponsored By: Kevin Lennie 1st Place: Owner Op - Best Lights Trophy Sponsored By: Guy’s Freightways PAGE 10

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Ryan Hastie, Hastie Hauling - 2015 Peterbilt 389

1st Place: Sleeper Unit - 2010 - New Trophy Sponsored By: All Weather Windows Ltd. 2nd Place: Owner Op - Best Lights Trophy Sponsored By: DRB Mechanical

Dean Cornish, D.W. Cornish Trucking - 1980 Kenworth W900A

2nd Place: Stock Antique - Non Working Trophy Sponsored By: Clifford R. Smith Trucking Co. Ltd. 2nd Place: Non Working - Best Lights Trophy Sponsored By: Y-Lee Trucking SEPTEMBER 2015

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Luke Randa, Randa Transport - 2007 Peterbilt 379L

2nd Place: Company Truck - Bob Tail Trophy Sponsored By: Daimler Trucks Canada 2nd Place: Company - Best Paint Trophy Sponsored By: Rosenau Transport

Peoples Choice

Axel Nossack, Nossack Transport - 1993 Peterbilt 379 Trophy Sponsored By: Trailer Wizards Calgary PAGE 12

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Jonathan Dyck, Jade Transport 2007 Peterbilt 379

Kevin Lennie, Lennie Trucking 1989 Mack R600

2nd Place: Company - Best Interior Trophy Sponsored By: Royal Truck Lube Calgary

1st Place: Day Cab Trophy Sponsored By: TransX

Brandon Twerdy, Twerdy Heavy Transport 1978 Peterbilt 359

Carson Mugford, Favel Transportation 2014 Peterbilt 389

1st Place: Specialty Truck Trophy Sponsored By: Wowtrucks.com

2nd Place: Company - Best Lights Trophy Sponsored By: Motor & Lil’ Rig Rosenau

Randy Wiebe, Inline Industries 1987 Peterbilt 379

Brian Hainsworth, Excalibur Transport 2007 Kenworth W900B

2nd Place: Sleeper Unit - 2003 - Older Trophy Sponsored By: K & P Drever Transport

2nd Place: Owner Op - Lights - Truck Trailer Trophy Sponsored By: Skiddd Wheel Indicator

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Monty Harder, Sundre Contracting 1958 Chevrolet 50 Viking

Jackson Meekes, Cliff’s Towing 2006 Peterbilt 378

2nd Place: Specialty Truck 2nd Place: Tow Truck - Tandem Axle & Up Trophy Sponsored By: RC Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair Trophy Sponsored By: Clifford R. Smith Trucking Ernie Erickson, Roll On Trucking 2000 Kenworth K100

Lynda & Bob Richardson 1988 Kenworth T600

1st Place: Cab Over Trophy Sponsored By: Feather River Transport

2nd Place: Show Truck - Non Working Trophy Sponsored By: Cruzin’ Corp

Colin McLean, Jamie Davis Motor Truck and Auto 2015 Western Star 4900 SB

Mason Edwards, Randa Transport 2000 Peterbilt 379L

1st Place: Tow Truck - Tandem Axle & Up Trophy Sponsored By: Dawn Gordon Tractor Service

2nd Place: Company - Truck Trailer Trophy Sponsored By: Great West Kenworth

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Rob Urquhart 2008 Kenworth T-800

Allan Hoffman, R-Bee Crushing 2015 Kenworth W900L

2nd Place: Day Cab Trophy Sponsored By: Freightland Carriers

1st Place: Company - Best Lights Trophy Sponsored By: Glen West Express

Robbie Ryan, Rosenau Transport 2004 Peterbilt 379

Jake Roelofsen, Roelofsen Transport 2007 Kenworth W900

1st Place: Owner Operator - Mural/Graphics Trophy Sponsored By: The Yellowhead Inn

2nd Place: Sleeper Unit - 2004 - 2009 Trophy Sponsored By: Rosenau Transport

Mike Balaz, Randa Transport 1995 Peterbilt 379

Alvin Breitkreutz, Spectra Trucking ltd. 1981 Peterbilt 352H

1st Place: Sleeper Unit - 2003 - Older Trophy Sponsored By: M. Pidherney Trucking

2nd Place: Cab Over Trophy Sponsored By: Y-Lee Trucking

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Guy Huta, Auto Rescue 2010 Dodge 5500

Gary Randa, Randa Transport 1997 Peterbilt 362

1st Place: Tow Truck - Light - Medium Duty Trophy Sponsored By: Hertz Equipment Rentals

1st Place: Company - Truck Trailer Trophy Sponsored By: Metalstrip & Coating

Andrew Warrack, Exile Services 2015 Peterbilt 389

1st Place: Owner Operator - Best Interior Trophy Sponsored By: Randa Transport

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THANK YOU OUR MAJOR SPONSORS:

Howes Lubricator • Glen West Express • Butterworth’s Transport Peterbilt Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge • Hertz Equipment Rentals Clover Towing • Britco • Fountain Tire • Hiway Refrigeration Bayview Towing

SHOW AND SHINE JUDGES: Jason Pit, Vic Bossio, Darren Johnson, Allen Bailer Don Henley, Dan McCormack

SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS JUDGES: Jason & Eva Pit, Vic Bossio, Joanna Pit, Allen Bailer and Dan McCormack

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Brad Demelo

OUR VOLUNTEERS: Shane White, Cindy Rushinko, Judy Dirks, Jen Dueck, Ken Clarke, Heather Fraser, Brad Demelo David & Donna Benjatschek, Cory Rathburn, Cindy Whyte, Tiffany Rathburn, Andrew Wesa ... and finally, thank YOU! Congratulations to all of you who come out year after year and have a great time!

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