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    Updated: Loads continue to move during flood

    May 4, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    DIEPPE, N.B. – Loads continue to move between Moncton and Fredericton, even as a section of the Trans-Canada highway is closed because of extensive flooding in New Brunswick.

    “It’s about an hour more, so two hours each way,” says Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, referring to the alternate route. “Right now, we’re lucky to have an alternate route.”

    Route 2 was closed to all traffic at 7 p.m. on Thursday, while barricades and signs steered vehicles to Route 1 through River Glade and Route 7 at Oromocto. Notices are also being displayed at the borders with Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Maine.

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    Atlantic association hands out honors

    December 15, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has handed out a series of awards during festivities at the Delta Beauséjour in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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    Atlantic association names board

    October 13, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has named its 2017-19 board of directors, following an annual meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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    Atlantic truckers balk at workers’ compensation hike

    September 22, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – WorkSafeNB has suggested workers’ compensation rates could increase a whopping 32-51%, and the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is pushing back.

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    Salute to women among Atlantic show highlights

    May 11, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONCTON, NB – The Atlantic Truck Show returns to the Moncton Coliseum June 9-10, with a biennial event that typically attracts more than 12,000 visitors over two days, organizers say.

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    Atlantic Truck Show returning to Moncton

    June 13, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONCTON, NB – The Atlantic Truck Show will return to the Moncton Coliseum next spring, running from June 9 to 10, 2017, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association and Master Promotions have announced. The latest instalment of the show attracted a record 12,660 people.

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    APTA names driver of year at annual banquet

    December 15, 2014 12:00AM by Allan

    DIEPPE, NB – Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) presents awards to five individuals who made significant contributions to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada.

  • DHS secretary coming for dinner?

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, DC — After making some puzzling comments about Canadian cross-border affairs, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been invited north by Atlantic carriers to get a taste of Canadian trucking culture.

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    APTA chairman sees new approach to HR challenge

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    The trucking industry should be looking further afield for answers to its human resources issues, says Gord Peddle, incoming chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association.

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    ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Trucks no match for ‘Wreckhouse’ winds

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    PORT Aux BASQUE, Nfld. — It’s not uncommon in these parts to see tractor-trailers take to the air, getting blown clean off the Trans-Canada.

  • Can’t keep a good port down

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    HALIFAX — Despite a decision to not proceed with a railway expansion leading up to the Halterm container terminal in Nova Scotia, the port and surrounding trucking community remain unfazed.

  • APTA has two cents for toll idea

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    MIRAMICHI, N.B. — A recent suggestion that New Brunswick institute tolled highways as a means to generate revenue has drawn criticism from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association.

  • APTA increases opposition to tolls

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SAINT JOHN — Last week, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association made it known any new tolls would cripple the Maritime trucking industry, and now they’ve taken aim at current tolls.

  • APTA looks to fill vacant executive director role

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    DIEPPE, N.B. — It’s a day the executive of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association knew was coming, it just came a little sooner than expected.

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    Federal auditor predicts troubled waters for Marine Atlantic

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    DIEPPE, N.B. — A recent report released by Federal Auditor Sheila Fraser warns that Marine Atlantic is unsustainable in its current state.