This from my friend Jim O’Brien at West Chester Today:
Professional truck driver Leo Flack, a driver for West Chester-based A. Duie Pyle is a National Champion. Flack and 428 other professional truck drivers traveled to Orlando Florida last week to compete in the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships.
Together the competing drivers account for over 500 MILLION accident-free miles of highway driving.
Flack, driving an orange-over-black Volvo tractor trailer, went up against 46 other drivers in the 5-axle tanker division – driving away with FIRST PLACE in his division. The win also qualified him for a spot in the competition to be named 2011 Bendix National Grand Champion.
A. Duie Pyle trucks are a familiar sight along Chester County’s highways and throughout the Northeast Corridor.
The company has local operations in West Chester, Parkesburg and Coatesville. The company is frequently honored for its safe driving record. Among the many awards, a Pyle driver was named 2010 Truck Driver of the Year in Massachusetts.