APTA forms new committee to address HR challenges

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DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has announced the formation of a Human Resource and Education Committee to explore educational options and HR challenges in the trucking industry specific to Atlantic Canada.

The committee consists of 10 industry professionals who will identify current educational and HR opportunities and limitations and make recommendations to the APTA for future plans.

The committee members are Gord Peddle and Gay White of D.D. Transport; Sean Sturgeon of Warren Transport; Shane Esson of Keltic Transportation; Mark Fillmore of Atlantic Pacific Transport; Shawn Branch of Day and Ross Transportation Group; Vicki McGibbon and Dave Emeno of Armour Transportation Systems; Steve Henman of Traction, heavy vehicle parts division; and Kelly Henderson of the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council.

The formation of such a committee is important for the future viability of our industry here in Atlantic Canada, said Peter Nelson, APTA executive director. We have at our disposal the front-line professionals who know the issues and will get the job done because it affects them directly.

The committee will begin work on a substantial educational undertaking in 2007.

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