Crete driver wins TCA photo contest

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K. Colin Robertson of Lincoln, Neb., a Crete Carrier driver, is the winner of the Truckload Carriers Association’s eighth annual Truck Driver Photo Contest.

Robertson’s winning photo shows his red and white Crete truck in front of a fall landscape capped by a vivid blue sky. The color contrast between the truck and its surroundings impressed the judges. Robertson will receive a check for $1,000.

The contest recognizes professional drivers who also are amateur photographers.

Second place and $750 went to Dean Coffman of Bellingham, Wash., who drives for Holland Enterprises of Fargo, N.D. He took a photo of a local landmark in Groom, Texas, one of the largest crosses in the world.

Third place and $500 went to Sandy von Cords, a driver for Western Distributing Transportation of Denver. Her photo shows a sunset reflected in her truck mirror.

Fourth place and $100 went to Gerry Harker of Wyoming, Mich., who drives for Van Eerden Trucking of Byron Center, Mich. His photo shows fall foliage reflected in his truck bumper.

Fifth place and $100 went to John DeMaria of Fairplay, Colo., who drives for Ronadero. His photo shows a truck hauling a tank at Wilson Arch on U.S. 191 in Utah.

Sixth place and $100 went to Ryan Avenarius of Dubuque, Iowa, who drives for Simon’s Trucking of Farley, Iowa. His photo shows his truck on a bridge with lush trees and a barn in the background.

Four honorable mentions won $50 apiece:

  • Bryan Elam of Richmond, Texas
  • Brian O’Leary of Fort Collins, Colo.
  • Kim Wells of Cartersville, Ga.
  • Shelly Frew of Mallorytown, Ontario