Two drivers honored by Canadian trucking organization

OTA driver of the year at podium
Ontario Trucking Association

The Ontario (Canada) Trucking Association recently honored two drivers, including one posthumously. 

Don Dunbar was named the 2022 OTA-Volvo Trucks Canada Truck Driver of the Year at the OTA’s annual convention. The Tandet Group driver is a 40-year veteran of the road, with nearly 3 million kilometers under his belt and no preventable collisions.

The OTA also honored Ashish Patel, a driver for Bison Transport, who was killed in July of 2021 as he helped rescue occupants involved in a serious collision on I-81 in West Virginia. His wife Shilpa Patel accepted the Ontario Trucking Association-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award. 

Another trucker, Adam Miller of Hagerstown, Maryland also died at the crash scene.

Dunbar worked in the oil industry before becoming a professional trucker. He served as an OTA Road Knight in 2015.