Rig of the Month

/Rig of the Month

June 2018 – Cynthia Tobin

June 2018 - Cynthia Tobin In the middle of a March snowstorm I entered this world in the bunk of an early 60’s Peterbilt. Born to a trucker who picked up a young pregnant teen about to burst, and then married her after we were born. It was somewhere outside Toronto I made my [...]

May 2018 – Leon Gano

May 2018 - Leon Gano Rig of the Month by: By Greg Evasiuk Photo’s by: Leon Gano In trying to find our rig of the month for May I was having coffee with my friend Leon and he was trying to help by going over all of the characters we know and have known [...]

April 2018 – Arthur Barrie

April 2018 - Arthur Barrie Hi, my name is Arthur Barrie, I’m a 60 year old truck driver, or as we used to say years ago, lorry driver, from Glasgow in Bonnie Scotland. I’ve held my licence for 36 years and I’m the only driver I’ve come across who holds an HGV Class 1 [...]

March 2018 – Allison Roff

March 2018 - Allison Roff If you read the letters to the editor then you already know that our Rig of the Month driver for this issue was nominated by our Rig of the Month driver for March of 2012, Blair Candy. For those who have not read the letters Blair wrote: “I was [...]

February 2018 – Greg Evasiuk

February 2018 - Greg Evasiuk About this time last year I was approached by a trucker who requested that we run his father as our Rig of The Month for May, as a surprise for his birthday. The driver did such a great job writing the article for his father that I asked him [...]

Dec2017/Jan2018 – Toby Doyle

Dec2017/Jan2018 - Toby Doyle Somewhere on the I-90 between Buffalo and Erie, Pennsylvania I heard, "Ok, ease off on the clutch, now keep her straight, shift, shift. That's it, you got it!" It’s been over 35 years and I can still hear my Dad guiding me through the gears the first time I [...]

November 2017 – Rafail Proios

November 2017 - Rafail Proios My name is Rafail Proios. I was born and raised in Alexandreia, a small town in the province of Imathia, in northern Greece. My father’s name is Nikos (Nick), my mother’s name is Kaliopi and I have an older brother, Aposolos and a younger sister, Sophia. I caught what [...]

October 2017 – Chris Rauch

October 2017 - Chris Rauch My name is Chris Rauch and I was born in Provost, AB, December 24, 1975, to Lorna and Herman Rauch. I’m the oldest of 3, I have two younger sisters and I have lived all over Alberta, from Wainwright to Drumheller to where I currently live in Edson. I [...]

September 2017 – Kylee Laird

September 2017 - Kylee Laird I received a phone call a while back from Kylee Laird, who wanted to donate a painting to Alberta Big Rig Weekend to raise money for Military Minds’, “Rolling Barrage.” The painting is 48”x 26” and was painted from a winning picture of the contest she held on her [...]

July 2017 – Aaron Lewis

July 2017 - Aaron Lewis Our July 2017 Rig of the Month driver is Aaron Lewis. He is originally from Merthyr Tydfil, a small mining town in south Wales, UK. He has been in Canada since January of 2013 and now lives in Surrey BC. Growing up in a small town was as how [...]