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Two Arkansans took top honors at the National Truck Driving Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. Corporal Derek Canard of the Arkansas Highway Police District 2, was named North American Grand Champion after a stellar performance at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Championship during the NTDC. This competition is the only international event dedicated to recognizing and rewarding commercial vehicle inspector excellence.


"Corporal Canard is to be commended for this accomplishment and the commitment he has made to commercial motor vehicle safety and security in Arkansas," says Chief of Arkansas Highway Police, Ronnie Burks. Corporal Canard competed among 52 of the best roadside inspectors from across North America. His award was based on his combined performances in six competition elements.
"The contestants' enthusiasm and passion goes a long way in advancing commercial vehicle safety and saving lives. What's more, the information, techniques and experience they will share with others help improve uniformity in the enforcement of highway safety standards throughout North America," says Stephen A. Keppler, CVSA's Executive Director.
FedEx Freight driver, Larry Rhein, placed second in the Flatbed Class at the NTDC. Rhein is from Harrison, Arkansas, and has been with FedEx Freight for 22 years. Rhein has logged more than 2 million miles of accident-free driving.

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-3462 | Phone
(501) 376-1810 | Fax

Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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