Rig of the Month

/Rig of the Month

May-June 2021 – Sean Leatherland

May-June 2021 - My name is Sean Leatherland, and I was born in 1969 in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. I have been interested in trucks and trucking for as long as I can remember. The main reason is I grew up around trucks. I am a third-generation driver as both my father and grandfather were [...]

March-April 2021 – Kalyn Tibbits

March-April 2021 - My name is Kalyn Tibbits, and I was born in 1992 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. My family left Edmonton when I was a year old, and over the next few years, we moved all over Alberta and B.C. That went on until I was in grade 6 when we [...]

January-February 2021 – Jay Palachuk

January-February 2021 - My name is Jay Palachuk. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, and, unlike a lot of you, I’m a first generation truck driver. I first became involved in trucking when I was laid off from my job in 1979. At that time, Unemployment Insurance offered to send me to school [...]

November-December 2020 – Joe Sinclair

November-December 2020 - My name is Joe Sinclair, and I was born in a small town in Southern Alberta, known for its beautiful coulees and the highlevel train bridge. Lethbridge was a small town in 1985 and home to lots of farmers and truck drivers. Naturally, like most southern Alberta boys, some of my [...]

September-October 2020 – Spencer Stewart

September-October 2020 - My name is Spencer Stewart and I am 24 years old. I was born, and currently live in Kamloops, BC. I haul logs under my company name, SS Logging. I was raised in Merritt, British Columbia, where I became interested in logging at a very young age. I can remember scrubbing [...]

July-August 2020 – John Maywood

July-August 2020 - Our Rig of the Month for July/ August 2020 is John Maywood owner of Ulster Transport in Abbotsford BC. I first met John at our very first BC Big Rig Weekend some 20 years ago. He drove in with the beautiful truck that you see here. It is hard to believe [...]

May-June 2020 – Kelly Malanik

May-June 2020 - Kelly Malanik is our May/June Rig of the Month. She was nominated by our writer Myrna Chartrand. Kelly has a great attitude and is an excellent example of why women drivers are so valuable in our industry. This is her story: I'm not much for storytelling, but I can certainly tell [...]

March 2020 – Mike Boisvenue

Mar-Apr 2020 - Our March/April Rig of the Month is Mike Boisvenue from Carleton Place, Ontario. I first met Mike at Alberta Big Rig Weekend in 2018, where his beautiful Western Star took home the 2nd place trophy for Truck Trailer Combination. His new truck looks like it will be a contender at [...]

January-February 2020 – Stofer and Amy

January-February 2020 - This month the rig of the month is a big truck that is built to overachieve, Unit 402, a big C500 that can bed some fantastic sized loads. It’s owned by Fox Transport, and the truck was designed by one of the company’s owners, Stofer James. While we normally showcase the [...]

October 2019 – Brandon Muir

October 2019 - Brandon Muir A letter we printed in our September issue was from a young driver named Brandon Muir who lives in Telkwa BC. He told of going to the truck stop with his Dad when he was a kid and always getting a Pro-Trucker Magazine when, as he put it, “I [...]