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Rite Aid announces winner of 2013 truck-driving contest


CAMP HILL, Pa. — A California truck driver has won an annual driving-skills contest sponsored by Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

William Plevney, representing the chain's Lancaster, Calif., distribution center, took top honors in July in the Rite Aid 2013 Driver Skills Challenge, followed by Tuscaloosa, Ala., driver Lowell Lee and El Monte, Calif., driver Roger Melton.


From left to right: Rite Aid SVP supply chain Wilson Lester, William Plevney, Lowell Lee, Roger Melton

The contest recognizes drivers' skill and safety practices based on a series of American Trucking Association format challenges designed to challenge them in maneuvering behind the wheel, safety knowledge in a written test and pre-trip safety inspections.

"The competition was a great reflection on all our talented drivers, and I just happened to come out on top today," Plevney, who has a decade of driving experience, said. "The level of skill and dedication to safety on display at the contest is what we do on a daily basis."


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