Darcy Knowles ASC

CTA names ASC driver Canada’s best for 2023

Dec. 21, 2023
Alchemist Specialty Carriers driver Darcy Knowles earns Canadian Trucking Alliance’s prestigious title of 2023 National Driver of the Year

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Volvo Trucks Canada recently named Alchemist Specialty Carriers (ASC) driver Darcy Knowles the 2023 National Driver of the Year during the BC Trucking Associations’ Christmas party.

Knowles boasts more than 30 years of experience in trucking, including 11 accident-free years.

“People are the heart and soul of any organization and when you have people like Darcy Knowles working within your company, you know you are doing something right,” Glen Parsons, ASC owner and president, told Bulk Transporter. “Darcy lives and breathes ASC and looks after it as if he is an owner. We are also very fortunate to have a large contingent of drivers that are the same caliber and should all be named ‘Drivers of the Year’ and we are thankful for all of them.

“We understand what makes ASC successful and proudly display it on our trailers: ‘Our drivers—our success.’”

Knowles previously collected British Columbia’s top driver award last year. He emerged as Canada’s premier driver this year because of “his camaraderie and a knack for bringing a smile to everyone he encounters,” CTA said in a news release.

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“It is a pleasure to see this award go to a professional, dedicated truck driver like Darcy,” said Stephen Laskowski, CTA president. “As the national driver of the year, Darcy is the best of the best. We’re proud to have him represent our industry.”

Volvo Trucks Canada sponsors the country’s national and provincial Driver of the Year awards. The National Driver of the Year is selected by a panel of judges that includes representatives from Transport Canada, the Traffic Industry Research Foundation, Canada Safety Council, and CTA.

“Darcy Knowles is a true embodiment of professionalism and safety on the road,” said Dave Earle, president and CEO of BC Trucking. “His impressive track record and genuine commitment to his fellow drivers make him a deserving recipient of Canada’s 2023 Driver of the Year award.”

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Jason McDaniel

Jason McDaniel, based in the Houston TX area, has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist. He spent 15 writing and editing for daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, and began covering the commercial vehicle industry in 2018. He was named editor of Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter magazines in July 2020.