Judges watch as Lorne Roadhouse of Surrey moves through the Serpentine in B-Train event at the BC Professional Truck Driving Championships at Tradex on Saturday.

Judges watch as Lorne Roadhouse of Surrey moves through the Serpentine in B-Train event at the BC Professional Truck Driving Championships at Tradex on Saturday.

Truck driving championship at Tradex in Abbotsford

Up to 70 professional drivers compete on Saturday, June 22 from across the province.

The 2013 B.C. Professional Truck Driving Championships take place in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 22 at Tradex.

The competition attracts as many as 70 of the best professional drivers from across the province, an equal number of volunteer judges from the industry, and several hundred industry spectators throughout the day and evening.

There are five classes of competition ranging from Straight Truck to B-Train. The competition consists of three tests of knowledge and skill: a written exam, which tests the drivers’ general knowledge of the industry and equipment; a vehicle inspection, during which drivers must find a series of planted defects; and the driving competition, which simulates the everyday skills of maneuvering, cornering and judging distance on an obstacle course.

The driving portion of the contest will take place from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on June 22. Spectators are welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.

The National Championships will also be held in B.C., at Tradex, this year from Sept. 19-21.

For information visit bctrucking.com.