APTA recognizes industry stars

MONCTON, N.B. — Trucking industry workers in Atlantic Canada were honoured by the region’s leading trucking association for outstanding contributions to the industry.

Members of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association accepted the awards at a presentation in Moncton.

The esteemed Gordon Peddle — of D.D. Transport in Mount Pearl, Nfld. and outgoing chairman of the APTA, was given the Service to the Industry, traditionally, trucking’s highest honor for fleet executives.

Driver of the Year for Atlantic Canada was John Marquette, Clarke Road Transport, Halifax; while Leonard Collins, Day and Ross Inc., Paradise, Nfld. was named Dispatcher of the Year.

The Safety to Motor Transportation award went to Kelly Henderson, Trucking Human Resource Sector Council, Truro N.S. and Douglas Marshall, Armour Transportation Systems, Westville, N.S. was honoured with the Good Samaritan award.

"We are pleased to pay tribute to these men and women for their hard work and dedication to the industry," APTA Chair Shane Esson said. "Each year the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association recognizes outstanding individuals who toil behind the wheel or behind the desks of the companies that make up our association. We are pleased again this year to present another exceptional group of awards recipients." 

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