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East Coast trucking firms take part in simulator training study

MONCTON, N.B. -- A new simulator research project that will study driving habits of professional truck drivers is now underway in Moncton.


MONCTON, N.B. — A new simulator research project that will study driving habits of professional truck drivers is now underway in Moncton.

The project is being conducted by University of Moncton and the Community College of New Brunswick in partnership with Atlantic Pacific Transport and other carriers. The initiative is shaping up as a win-win for researchers and the industry.

“Not only will the University of Moncton have data for their research but the carrier, Atlantic Pacific Transport, will be able to get their drivers additional training.  This is excellent before winter hits,” said Jean Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA). “We look forward to hearing feedback from the carriers and the drivers but also the information gathered with this research will be very valuable to our industry and our drivers.”

The University of Moncton has a mobile simulator, which it will transport to the facilities of participating carriers. The project’s first participating carrier, Atlantic Pacific Transport, will receive simulator training over the next two weeks.

For more information on the project, call the APTA at 506-855-2782.


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