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APTA to thank region’s drivers at annual appreciation day

WOODSTOCK, N.B. -- Murray's Esso in Woodstock, N.B. will be hosting the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association's a...

WOODSTOCK, N.B. — Murray’s Esso in Woodstock, N.B. will be hosting the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s annual Driver Appreciation Day Sept. 10-11. The event is put on each year by the APTA’s Safety Council.

“Last year we saw over 400 drivers and ran out of product for the first time in recent memory. In 2008 we expect to honour more drivers than ever,” said APTA officials in a release, noting that the truck stop is one of the busiest in Canada.

“The Safety Council hosts many events on behalf of the APTA. Driver Appreciation Day, in my opinion, is our most important day,” said John Cotterill, manager of safety and driver services for Clarke Road Transport. “The professional drivers we spend a few moments with during this blitz feel appreciated; they are told that without them there would be no industry, something all too often forgotten in our daily routine.”

The APTA is once again asking for donations in support of the event. To donate, please contact Renee Goguen at 506-855-2782 or

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