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Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association

  • APTA names David Dowden Driver of the Year

    December 16, 2019 9:29AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – David Dowden of East Can Transport Services has been named the Driver of the Year by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. Dowden was among seven people honored last week for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the

  • ‘A love letter to the industry’

    November 5, 2019 10:35AM by Abdul Latheef

    HALIFAX, N.S. – The transportation and warehousing sector plays a major role in the economy of Atlantic Canada, contributing $3.5 billion each year. It employs 52,000 people, accounting for 4.5% of the region’s total workforce. They also enjoy much higher

  • Parts for Trucks celebrates a century of success

    October 10, 2019 7:00AM by Truck News

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Parts for Trucks has celebrated its 100th birthday by opening a 56,000-sq.ft distribution center in the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth, N.S. “It is actually the biggest parts distribution center east of Montreal,” said marketing manager Lori

  • APTA meeting to discuss emerging technologies

    October 8, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) opens its annual conference here today, but delegates can relax – there will be no speeches on the perennial problem of the driver shortage, or on the ELDs. That is according

  • APTA wishes drivers Happy National Trucking Week

    September 4, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is wishing the thousands of professional drivers working in Canada’s eastern provinces a Happy National Trucking Week Sept. 2-8. The association notes 90% of all consumer products in Atlantic Canada are

  • APTA creating trucking career awareness campaign

    May 9, 2018 9:23AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has hired a transport outreach liaison officer to help it address the labor shortage. “Lately, if you read anything about our industry one topic seems consistent, we are growing, evolving, changing

  • APTA, Trailer Wizards donate to Trucks for Change Network

    October 17, 2016 9:23AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trailer Wizards have donated more than $17,000 to Trucks for Change Network. Trucks for Change provides a charity-load posting tool that enables member carriers to donate available truck capacity to

  • New Brunswick chips in to help solve trucking’s labor shortage

    September 27, 2016 9:57AM by Truck News

    MIRAMICHI, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) will get up to $200,000 from the New Brunswick government to identify ways to address labor shortages in the trucking industry. “The trucking industry is a major employer in our province,

  • APTA honours members

    December 15, 2014 9:30AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. — Five individuals were singled out by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) for their contributions. This year the association’s annual banquet was held in Moncton, where the award winners were fêted. “We are pleased to pay tribute

  • Trucking isn’t a low wage, unskilled job says APTA

    July 11, 2014 9:44AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is once again decrying the federal government’s recent changes to the temporary foreign workers’ program (TFW). Last month, the industry association issued an objection about changes Ottawa made to the way

  • APTA says Atlantic Canada needs temporary foreign truckers

    June 24, 2014 11:00AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The inability to hire temporary foreign workers will result in trucks being parked across Atlantic Canada. By altering the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and making it both more expensive and more difficult to import labour, the Atlantic

  • Atlantic Driving Championships crowns winners

    June 12, 2014 1:05PM by Carolyn Gruske

    DIEPPE, NB – Team Atlantic’s roster is now set and ready to take on the rest of the country at the national finals of the Canadian Truck Driving Championships. On June 7, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Safety Council hosted

  • Atlantic Truck Show attracts more than 12,000 visitors

    June 12, 2013 2:17PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Truck Show attracted 12,250 visitors to the 15th edition of the show last weekend, exceeding all expectations in terms of exhibitors, content and visitor attendance, according to show owner the Atlantic Provinces…

  • APTA to host food drive during Driving Championships this weekend

    May 30, 2013 2:19PM by Truck News

    TRURO, N.S. — The Atlantic Province Trucking Association’s Safety Council will be collecting non-perishable items for The Colchester Food Bank during the APTA’s Annual Atlantic Driving Championships June 1.    A straight…

  • Marine Atlantic rate increase draws ire from APTA

    February 14, 2013 2:46PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. — Marine Atlantic has announced it will be raising its rates by 4% for all traffic, drawing ire from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. The APTA says it intends to appeal the case, but notes that the local trucking…