Jeff Byers of the Colorado Port of Entry took top honors at the North American Inspectors Championship as the winner of the Grand Champion Award for his combined performances in the multiple elements of the competition.
The North American Inspectors Championship is organized by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and was held August 18 — 23 in Columbus OH.
Forty-eight CVSA-certified roadside inspectors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico competed in the 11th annual championship.
Other winners include: Level I Inspector Award (sponsored by Yellow Transportation) — Jeff Byers (first place), Colorado Port of Entry; Lorie Floyd, Wisconsin State Patrol (second place); and Eric Vautour, Ontario Ministry of Transportation (third place).
HazMat and Cargo Tank Inspection Award (sponsored by the National Tank Truck Carriers) — Eric Sundby, Minnesota State Patrol (first place); Ivy Woods, Louisiana State Police (second place); and Darren White, Washington State Patrol (third place)
High points winners were Jacabo Garcia-Arias, Mexico; Maurice Steen, Canada; and Jeff Byers, United States. Jay Thompson of the Arkansas Highway Police received the John Youngblood Award, presented each year to the inspector who best demonstrates congeniality, leadership, integrity, professionalism, and commitment.