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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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    Flooding to force Trans-Canada closure in NB

    May 3, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton, N.B., will close to all traffic at 7 p.m. tonight, as the province deals with surging floodwaters.

  • Remorques Lewis completes acquisition deal with BWS; introduces new trailer

    March 16, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The owner of Remorques Lewis has acquired trailer manufacturer BWS Manufacturing. (BWS) headquartered in Centerville, N.B. Hugo St-Cyr made a move on BWS, acquiring a majority of shares in the company, after he became interested in

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    Atlantic Truckers Hit With Higher Diesel Tax

    April 1, 2015 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    DIEPPE, NB – New Brunswick’s 2015-2016 budget will hit Atlantic truckers’ pocketbooks with a 2.3-percent tax hike on diesel.

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    N.B. to spend $409M in infrastructure upgrades

    December 22, 2014 12:00AM by Allan

    FREDERICTON, NB – The capital budget for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure includes $78.7 million for bridges, and $214.4 million for highways.

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    Brun-­Way chastised by province for poor snow clearing

    December 11, 2014 12:00AM by Allan

    FREDERICTON, NB – New Brunswick’s transportation minister Roger Melanson warns Brun-Way Highways Operations Inc. to improve its snow-clearing performance on the Trans-Canada Highway or face fines of up to $10,000 a day.

  • New Brunswick Truckers Snub Ferry Company Rule

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    GRAND MANAN, NB – New rule by Coastal Transport has truckers shaking their heads.

  • Where Does The Money We All Pay For Our Gas Go?

    September 15, 2014 12:15PM by Roger McKnight

    The other day, in a moment of inexplicable bewilderment, (and while filling up at the local Suncor, Canada’s gas station…. sure), my glassy eyed stare began to focus on that sticker on the pump, my glassy eyed stare began to

  • New Brunswick Hwy Twinning Project Ahead of Schedule

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

    BEDFORD, NS – Dexter Construction announced they will finish twinning the Route 1 Gateway highway in New Brunswik six months ahead of schedule.

  • New Brunswick paves the way for new border crossing

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

    ST. STEPHEN, N.B. — Federal and provincial funds are being used to help develop a new land border crossing in Atlantic Canada, something not seen for 30 years.

  • New Maine crossing under consideration

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

    EDMUNSTON, N.B. — Concerns over whether or not a border bridge in New Brunswick can handle its daily flow of commercial traffic has prompted a neighboring U.S. state to take action.

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    NB ups speed limit for safety

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has implemented a handful of measures to increase safety in construction zones, including increasing speed limits.

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    New Brunswick’s $83 Million Interchange Opens

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Finishing up the One Mile House Interchange has been slow going and full of setback such as unexpected extra costs and bankruptcy, but on Dec. 13, the interchange officially opened.

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    Trans-Canada College Focuses on NB Truck Driver Shortage

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    GW Driver Training is planning on upgrading its services and facilities in order to address the truck driver shortage crisis in New Brunswick, and the first step to the initiative is a change of name, to CollègeTrans-Canada College.

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    Wajax Expands In The East

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    MONTREAL – Wajax Industrial Components has purchased the Ace Hydraulic Ltd. facility in Bathurst, NB.