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APTA doles out accolades at annual awards banquet

DIEPPE, N.B. -- The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has recognized individuals making outstanding contributions to Atlantic Canada's trucking industry at its annual awards banquet in Moncton, N.B. Dec. 8.


DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has recognized individuals making outstanding contributions to Atlantic Canada’s trucking industry at its annual awards banquet in Moncton, N.B. Dec. 8.

The APTA and Shaw Tracking Service to the Industry award went to outgoing APTA chair Shane Esson of Midland Transport in Dieppe, N.B.

The APTA and Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year award was awarded to Stephen McGibbon of Milltown Trucking in Oak Bay, N.B.

Taking home the APTA and TMW Systems Dispatcher of the Year award was Evelyn DeckerWestcott of Hunt’s Transport out of St. John’s, Nfld.

The APTA and Markel Insurance Safety to Motor Transportation was given to Gay White of Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems in Mount Pearl, Nfld.

And finally, the APTA and Marine Atlantic Good Samaritan award winner was Roger Isaacs of Midland Transport in Dieppe, N.B.

Two honorary directors were also recognized for their long and distinguished service to the association and to the industry: Donnie Fillmore Sr. of Atlantic Pacific Transport in Clairville, N.B., and Tommy MacDonald of Tom MacDonald Trucking in Sidney River, N.S.

“We are pleased to pay tribute to these men and women for their hard work and dedication to the industry,” said APTA executive director, Jean Marc Picard. “Each year the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association recognizes outstanding individuals who work behind the wheel or behind the desks of trucking companies that make a difference in our industry and that make up our association. We are pleased and proud again this year to present another exceptional group of award recipients.”


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