Canadian is top inspector

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A Canadian won the North American Inspectors Championship, a contest representing jurisdictions in the United States, Mexico and Canada. James Trombley of Alberta received the honor in Minneapolis upon completion of the Aug. 20-26 competition.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance-certified North American Standard Level I inspector won for his combined performances in six competition elements. The CVSA manages the championship, which is funded partially by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Fifty-four CVSA inspectors competed in the 15th annual championship: two from Mexico, seven from Canada and 45 from the United States. The following honors were announced:

  • Highest Points, United States: David Rios of Oregon;
  • Highest Points, Canada: James Trombley of Alberta;
  • Highest Points, Mexico: Jacobo Garcia;
  • North American Standard Level I Inspection winners: Todd Brooks of Kansas, Adrian Armpriester of New York, James Trombley of Alberta;
  • North American Standard Level V Passenger Vehicle Inspection winners: John Toto of Massachusetts, Donald Woodal of Maryland, Adrian Armpriester of New York; and
  • North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packaging Inspection winners: Brent Grice of Ontario, Donald Woodal of Maryland, David Rios of Oregon.
  • In addition, David West of Mississippi won the John Youngblood Award, presented annually to the inspector who best demonstrates congeniality, leadership, integrity, professionalism and commitment.