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MONCTON, N.B. - The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) held its 52nd annual convention on Oct. 24-26 at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton, N.B.It was an opportunity for industry members to g...


MONCTON, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) held its 52nd annual convention on Oct. 24-26 at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton, N.B.

It was an opportunity for industry members to get together and discuss issues pertinent to the Atlantic trucking scene.

Over 450 people ventured out to Moncton for the APTA festivities.

President, Ralph Boyd, was pleased with the turnout.

“It’s been another successful convention, and I’m looking forward to another year working with this group of people,” Boyd says.

The APTA held it’s annual general meeting, Safety Council meeting, Associated Trades Council meeting as well as a Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) report with president, David Bradley, and business information sessions on the Free and Secure Trade program (FAST), Partners in Protection (PIP), health and wellness in the workplace, Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) and an Insurance and You presentation.

However, the three day convention was not only a business meeting.

The convention highlighted its traditional lobster luau, and the East Coast music of Banshee accompanied the annual casino evening.

Comedians, Michael Robinson of Halifax and Lucien of New Brunswick entertained the group while feasting East Coast style.

Boyd says there are lots of exciting ideas for next year’s convention and the group will soon be deciding where and when the 2003 APTA convention will be held.


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