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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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    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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    New Brunswick Raises Trucking Fees

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – New fees for all International Fuel Tax Agreement registrants, says APTA.

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    Newfoundland Truck Ferry Put On Standby

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    SYDNEY, NL -Marine Atlantic has put the commercial truck ferry, MV Leif Ericson, on standby after a drop in bookings this year

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    Atlantic Truckers Want 24­-Hour Snow Removal On Trans-Canada

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – Not all sections of the Trans-Canada Highway are cleared of snow 24/7 and that makes these highways unsafe for travelling at certain times of the winter months, according to Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association.

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    Eastern Truckers Reward Hard Work, Good Hearts

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – Over 100 members gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton to celebrate the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s (APTA) 2012 annual awards banquet.