The precisely calculated and highly skilled maneuvers coming from the cab of an A. Duie Pyle tanker in the midst of one of the nation’s most challenging obstacle courses recently won a West Chester-based truck driver the title of national champion.
Twelve-year Pyle driver Brian Singelais claimed the coveted top spot in the Tank Truck Division at the 2015 American Trucking Association National Truck Driving Championship in St. Louis after expertly steering through a written exam, personal interview, pre-trip inspection test and the road test.
“The National Truck Driving Championship is known as ‘the super bowl of safety,’ as drivers have to be accident-free for at least one year prior to the competition, and therefore we’re always proud to have our drivers compete in such an event,” COO Randy Swart said.
Singelais, as well as fellow Pyle driver John Forgione, who competed in the four-axle class, are also Pyle Truck Driving Academy instructors. In addition, Rich Lopardo represented A. Duie Pyle in the four-axle class too. The annual competition featuring the best professional truck drivers from state and regional qualifying contests across the country spanned three days in mid-August.