Conference for truck ‘techies’ (March 08, 2002)

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DIEPPE, N.B. — 2002 has rolled around and once again the trucking community is invited to attend the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s (APTA) Truck Technology Conference.

The event, to be held at the Sheraton Halifax on Apr. 7 to 9 will host a wide array of speakers and interesting presentations.

Topics such as a discussion on what the industry may face beginning in Oct. in regards to engines and emissions will be presented by Alasdair McNellan, Canadian general manager Cummins Engine Company.

Tony McKee, of International Truck and Engine Corporation will touch on tracking and controlling costs with parts and maintenance.

Also part of the weekend’s presentations is a discussion on ABS brake systems and auto slacks as well as bus tours to the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engine Plant, Keith’s Breweries Ltd. and the Atlantic CAT Facilities.

The conference is being organized by the Associate Trades Council and will host a gamut of networking opportunities including a Casino evening and several luncheon’s with special entertainment.

Full registration for APTA members is $190 (plus H.S.T.), for non-members $240 (plus H.S.T.) and $50 (plus H.S.T.) for Sunday seminar on engine emissions only. For more information contact the APTA at (866) 866-1679 or visit for a registration form.

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