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Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association


  • APTA’s annual conference coming to Halifax this fall

    July 24, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) will be hosting the 2012 Transportation Summit in Halifax Oct. 2-3. The event’s agenda includes panel discussions led by transportation leaders on natural gas use in the trucking industry, Atlantic Canada’s

  • APTA calls on feds to stop Marine Atlantic rate increases

    January 19, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association is calling on the Canadian government to halt announced rate increases by Marine Atlantic. The ferry operator warned APTA that effective Feb. 12, commercial vehicle rates will go up 4%, drop trailer

  • Gord Peddle named chair of CTHRC

    June 9, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Gord Peddle, vice-president and chief operating officer of Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems, has been named chair of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council’s (CTHRC) board of directors. Peddle has served as chair of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking

  • Saint John Harbour Bridge goes toll-free

    November 29, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Truckers using the Saint John Harbour Bridge will no longer have to reach into their pockets, after the feds downloaded ownership of the bridge to the province and made them remove the tolls as a condition

  • APTA, members raise more than $18,000 for Haiti relief

    February 10, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — After making a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund in January, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s Charity Committee challenged its members to match its contribution, and they listened, bringing the total donation to more

  • APTA donates $5,000 to Haiti relief

    January 22, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Charity Committee of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is donating $5,000 to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.   “As we have all been sadly witness to, the need is great. Because of this, we

  • APTA lands new executive director

    January 18, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has a new executive director, beginning today. Jean-Marc Picard, a native of Edmunston, N.B., joins the association to manage its affairs and help advance the interests of its members. He replaces Peter

  • APTA elects new board at annual general meeting

    October 9, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has a new board in place, following elections at its annual general meeting at Budenell Resorts, P.E.I. Shane Esson has taken over as the association’s new chairperson, accepting the reins from outgoing

  • APTA chief tackles border issues with Homeland Security Secretary

    April 22, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The head of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, Peter Nelson, has voiced concerns over rising border administration costs during a recent Border Trade Alliance conference in Washington, D.C.   During the conference, Nelson told US Department of

  • ‘The time has come to end regressive tolls’: APTA

    March 27, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has continued its offensive on road and marine tolls in the region, a little more than a week after lashing out at a proposal that would reintroduce tolls to New Brunswick highways.

  • APTA rejects bid to reintroduce tolls to NB highways

    March 17, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — The head of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association has lashed out at a proposal that would reintroduce tolls to New Brunswick highways as a way to generate revenue for the province. APTA executive director Peter Nelson has

  • APTA praises new N.S.-N.B collaboration

    February 26, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    DIEPPE, N.B. — A recently announced initiative that aims to harmonize certain vehicle weights and dimensions, enhance safety and coordinate commercial vehicle enforcement at the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border has earned praise from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. The announcement,