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Syletcus announces 'Driver Story' contest winners

The contest kicked off during National Transportation Week in May with participants submitting written online applications of up to 1,000 words through June 19, 2014.

The Trucker News Services

7/28/2014

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs Canada Inc., and a provider of web-based transportation management software, on July 26 announced the winners of its “Driver Story” contest during the 2014 Expedite Expo here.

The company recognized nine drivers across the U.S. and Canada for their exceptional story submissions in the humanitarian, uplifting and humorous categories.

“Drivers are the backbone of the trucking industry,” Stuart Sutton, president and general manager of Sylectus, said. “It’s an honor for us to highlight these heroes and reward them for their hard work day in and day out. We appreciate them sharing their touching and witty on-the-road stories with us.”

Three winners were announced in each category, as follows:

Humanitarian—Improving the Common Good

1st place — Mirel Botic, driver for Try Hours, for a story on his contribution to the Bosnian flood relief effort.

2nd place — Marian Popa, driver for Bolt Express, for a story on living the American dream.

3rd place — David Mayfield, driver for TST Expedited Services, for a story on an unforgettable Father’s Day

Uplifting—Assisting in Time of Need

1st place—Priscilla (PJ) Drew, owner operator with XPO Express, for a story on rescuing an orphaned kitten

2nd place — Christine Hall, driver for Try Hours, for a story on her support with the search and rescue dogs during the 9/11 terrorist attacks

3rd place — Vicki and Gerald Pike, drivers for Bolt Express, for a story on their power supply delivery efforts during Hurricane Sandy

Humorous—The Many Antics that Can Happen on the Road

1st place — Dan Stovell, driver for FF Express, for a story on his Duck Dynasty photo pursuit.

2nd place — Anthony Priborkin, owner operator with XPO Express, for a story on his love of a good conversation.

3rd place — Peter Groat, driver for Load One, for a story on an unexpected encounter with a Great Dane

The contest kicked off during National Transportation Week in May with participants submitting written online applications of up to 1,000 words through June 19, 2014. First place winners in each of the three categories receive an iPad, while the second and third place contestants take home an iPhone and iPod, respectively.

The winning stories can be viewed by clicking here.

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