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Updated: Loads continue to move during flood

May 4, 2018 by John Smith

DIEPPE, N.B. – Loads continue to move between Moncton and Fredericton, even as a section of the Trans-Canada highway is closed because of extensive flooding in New Brunswick.

“It’s about an hour more, so two hours each way,” says Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, referring to the alternate route. “Right now, we’re lucky to have an alternate route.”

Route 2 was closed to all traffic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, while barricades and signs steered vehicles to Route 1 through River Glade and Route 7 at Oromocto. Notices are also being displayed at the borders with Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Maine.

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Atlantic association hands out honors

December 15, 2017 by John Smith

DIEPPE, NB – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has handed out a series of awards during festivities at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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18 wheels is bringing Christmas to those in need

November 20, 2017 by elizabeth

DIEPPE, NB – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and the Trucks for Change Network are loading up Christmas on to 18 wheels, and bringing it to those in need this year.
The groups are organizing an industry-wide food collection drive from Nov. 27 to Dec. 11 to support food banks in communities across Atlantic Canada.
The drive is being called the “18 Wheels of Christmas in Atlantic Canada.” The groups say it was inspired by Rosenau Transport who originally developed the project several years ago to support food banks in Alberta.

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Atlantic association names board

October 13, 2017 by John Smith

DIEPPE, NB – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has named its 2017-19 board of directors, following an annual meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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Atlantic truckers balk at workers’ compensation hike

September 22, 2017 by John Smith

DIEPPE, NB – WorkSafeNB has suggested workers’ compensation rates could increase a whopping 32-51%, and the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is pushing back.

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Salute to women among Atlantic show highlights

May 11, 2017 by John Smith

MONCTON, NB – The Atlantic Truck Show returns to the Moncton Coliseum June 9-10, with a biennial event that typically attracts more than 12,000 visitors over two days, organizers say.

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Atlantic Truck Show returning to Moncton

June 13, 2016 by John Smith

MONCTON, NB – The Atlantic Truck Show will return to the Moncton Coliseum next spring, running from June 9 to 10, 2017, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association and Master Promotions have announced. The latest instalment of the show attracted a record 12,660 people.

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Ferry freight war on East Coast takes subsidy issue to court

April 12, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

DIEPPE, NB – A shipping war between two Newfoundland and Labrador ferry companies is training the spotlight on federal subsidies, their constitutionality, and how removing them could drive up freight rates for local trucking companies.

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APTA Creates Driver of the Month Contest – Nominate Now!

January 27, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

DIEPPE, NB – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association wants to expand its recognition of the hard-working men and women behind the wheel by introducing a new Truck Driver of the Month accolade.

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APTA names driver of year at annual banquet

December 15, 2014 by Allan Janssen

DIEPPE, NB – Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) presents awards to five individuals who made significant contributions to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada.

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Winners Get One Wheel Close to Driving Championships

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) and Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) have each named the winners moving on in the 2013 Professional Trucking Driving Championships.

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APTA finds new executive director

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DIEPPE, N.B. — After a five-month search, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has hired a new executive director, Jean-Marc Picard.

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Trucks & Lobster Dinners: Atlantic Truck Show Rolls in to Moncton

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONCTON, NB – Every two years the Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) rolls in to Moncton, NB and this weekend (Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8) the show arrives again to shake up the city.

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CTA chairman urges national solidarity

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HALIFAX — Claude Robert, chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, made an impassioned plea for a uniform regulatory regime across the country in his address to delegates at the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association annual convention.

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Hauling Hunger out of Atlantic Canada

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TRURO, NS – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is running a food drive this Saturday, June 1, to support a local food bank.