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.
FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton, N.B., will close to all traffic at 7 p.m. tonight, as the province deals with surging floodwaters.
JACKSONVILLE, NB. – Bayview Kenworth is moving into Jacksonville, New Brunswick with a new 19,000 square-foot parts and service dealership.
Located just north of Woodstock, New Brunswick, the facility will have eight service bays and a 2,500-sq. ft. parts department, but will also boast a drivers’ lounge complete with showers, a large flat-screen television, and vending machines.
Mike Nagle, dealer principal of Bayview Kenworth, says the dealership is being opened due to an increased demand from customers in the area.
SAINT JOHN, NB – A New Brunswick driver is lucky to be alive after his trailer snagged on low-hanging wires Thursday, bringing down a flurry of live wires from a hydro pole on top of his Purolator transport truck, reports CBC News New Brunswick.
KIRKLAND, WA – Mike Nagle of Bayview Kenworth in St. John, NB, has been selected for Kenworth’s 2016 Dealer Council.
DIEPPE, NB – While the New Brunswick government increased its HST by 2 per cent when it released its 2016 budget Tuesday, the trucking industry breathed a sigh of relief that highway tolls have been avoided, at least for the moment.
In response, the Atlantic Province Trucking Association (APTA) applauded the New Brunswick Legislature, noting that “consumers can’t afford both an HST hike and highway tolls at once.”
The APTA had previously expressed frustration over the trucking industry failing to be consulted about implementing highway tolls. The Association also warned toll could have serious impacts on the tens of thousands of New Brunswickers in trucking and the some $1.5 billion they contribute each year to the GDP.
“Today’s decision means companies in both our sector and in all sectors in Atlantic Canada can be confident governments will listen to their advice about what works to bring more opportunity to the region,” said APTA executive director Jean-Marc Picard. “We know the province is facing financial challenges, but we also know that tolls would have made the economy less efficient and would have impacted not only the transportation sector but every consumer,” added Picard.
DIEPPE, NB – New Brunswick’s 2015-2016 budget will hit Atlantic truckers’ pocketbooks with a 2.3-percent tax hike on diesel.
FREDERICTON, NB – The capital budget for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure includes $78.7 million for bridges, and $214.4 million for highways.
FREDERICTON, NB – New Brunswick’s transportation minister Roger Melanson warns Brun-Way Highways Operations Inc. to improve its snow-clearing performance on the Trans-Canada Highway or face fines of up to $10,000 a day.
GRAND MANAN, NB – New rule by Coastal Transport has truckers shaking their heads.
Two Canadians on the shortlists for a huge American competition called Driver of the Year, Owner-Operator Division, in which the first prize is a brand new truck.
ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — Federal and provincial funds are being used to help develop a new land border crossing in Atlantic Canada, something not seen for 30 years.
Finishing up the One Mile House Interchange has been slow going and full of setback such as unexpected extra costs and bankruptcy, but on Dec. 13, the interchange officially opened.
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has implemented a handful of measures to increase safety in construction zones, including increasing speed limits.
DIEPPE, NB – There’s a new rule in New Brunswick that owners of all imported vehicles must pay an additional fee per each tire on their vehicle.