BC Professional Truck Driver Darcy Knowles Honoured as 2023 Canada Driver of the Year


Darcy Knowles of Alchemist Specialty Carriers Inc., has been awarded the prestigious title of  2023 National Driver of the Year by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Volvo Trucks Canada. The announcement took place during the BC Trucking Association’s (BCTA) Christmas Party on December 7, marking a momentous occasion in Darcy’s career.

With over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry and an impressive 11 years of accident-free driving, Darcy embodies the epitome of excellence on the road. His dedication to safety, coupled with a passion for adventure that driving brings, have set him apart as a standout figure in the trucking community.

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

Darcy is known for his camaraderie and a knack for bringing a smile to everyone he encounters. He is more than a skilled driver — he is a friend to all. His commitment to helping others and his unwavering integrity have earned him not only the respect of his peers but also the admiration of the industry at large.

This recognition follows Darcy’s previous accolade as BC’s Driver of the Year, presented at BCTA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting, showcasing his consistent commitment to excellence. Darcy was selected as the national winner among all seven provincial truck drivers of the year from 2022.

Dave Earle, President and CEO of the BC Trucking Association, shared his thoughts on Darcy stating, “Darcy Knowles is a true embodiment of professionalism and safety on the road. 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.”

Volvo Trucks Canada, renowned for its commitment to safety, sponsors the national and provincial Driver of the Year awards that highlight the importance of safety in the trucking industry. Each year, a panel of judges made up of representatives from Transport Canada, the Traffic Industry Research Foundation, Canada Safety Council, and CTA selects a national winner from among recipients of the Driver of the Year award in each province. The national winner is selected for excellence among peers who have maintained a collision-free driving record and otherwise demonstrated exemplary professionalism on and off the road.

Darcy Knowles’ achievements stand as a testament to his dedication, humour, and unparalleled skill in the trucking industry.


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