Roberts wins inspectors championship
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Richard Roberts, a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance-certified North American Standard Level I inspector from the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada, took top honors at the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) in New Orleans LA recently. He won the Grand Champion Award for his combined performances in six competition elements across North American Standard Level I Inspection and North American Standard HAZMAT/Transportation of Dangerous Goods Inspection.
North American Standard Level I Inspection winners include Todd Curtis (Utah), Roberts (British Columbia), and Lee Bretney (California). North American Standard Level V Passenger Vehicle Inspection winners include Roberts, Lorie Floyd (Wisconsin), and Mark Hall (Alabama).
North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection winners include Roberts, John Toto (Massachusetts), and Kevin Adkins (Montana).
For the second consecutive year, there was a tie for the John Youngblood Award. Alain Riendeau (Quebec) and Floyd received this award. The award is presented each year to the inspector who best demonstrates the qualities of congeniality, leadership, integrity, professionalism, and commitment.
A new Team Award recognizes the team that best demonstrates camaraderie and accumulates the highest point average. It was presented to Bretney, Michael Rader (Iowa), Adkins, Dale Steger (New York), Charles Bowser (Pennsylvania), Riendeau, Robert Hadden (Tennessee), and T J McQuagge (Texas). High points winners were Roberts, Adkins, and Armando Garcia (Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Mexico).
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