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Summer/ Fall 2012

FROM TH E ROAD Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Newsletter APTA Updates

“If you bought it, a truck brought it”

NOMINATION FORMS  Driver of the Year Table of Content: APTA Updates……...1 Industry News…........4 Member News...…….6 Upcoming Events..…8

 Dispatcher of the Year  Safety to Motor Transportation of the Year  Good Samaritan of the Year

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 Cocktail Reception (Acadian Room) 5:00-7:00 PM

Dinner & Award presentations (Ballroom) 7:00-10:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel

1005 Main Street, Moncton

There is a block of rooms available at $99.00 + HST To make your reservation call 1.866.854.4656

FROM THE ROAD Advertising

We will be accepting non perishable food items or cash donations to be donated to Food Depot Alimentaire Inc.

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To all members, 2012 has been a busy year for events at the APTA and I personally want to thank all the members for their support in time and in sponsorship this past year, every contribution made a big difference. We have one last event this year, the awards dinner, and we are hoping to see some nominations from all of you so we can present some great awards to very deserving individuals in our industry. We will also be putting out our annual report in early 2013, which will highlight everything we worked on in 2012, from legislative issues to all other services and events we worked on in the past year. It will also feature what’s in store for 2013. Jean-Marc Picard, Executive Director

We take a look back at all the great events that took place during the past months.

2012 Transportation Summit Halifax, NS - October 2nd & 3rd

Thank you to all the sponsors and attendees!! 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Truro, NS June 27,2012

1st place winners – Palmer Atlantic Insurance

2nd place winners – Atlantic CAT

3rd place winners – Trailer Wizards

Thank you to the generous sponsors and all participating teams!!

Driver License Verification for the Trucking Industry


Service Overview

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FROM THE ROAD 2012 National Professional Truck Driving Championship Moncton, NB - September 6th to 9th

Click HERE for complete list of winners

2 Axle Winners

3 Axle Winners

Spousal Competition winner Tam McPhee

4 Axle Winners

Team Award Team Ontario

5 Axle Winners

Grand Champion Shawn Matheson (Team ON)

B-Train Winners

Rookie of the Year Marc LĂŠger (Team QC)

Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers and Congratulation to the Winners! For all your personal protection equipments (PPE) and promotional items needs contact the APTA's preferred supplier.

Kado Promo Contact Gilles Maltais (506) 866-8693

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FROM THE ROAD 2012 Driver Appreciation Days Murray’s Irving – Woodstock, NB September 12-13

3rd Charity Golf Tournament Hartland, NB September 13, 2012

1st place winners – Peterbilt Atlantic

2nd place winners – Driver Check

3rd place winners – Blue Water Agencies

Please see attached a letter from PM Harper commending members of Canada’s trucking industry during National Trucking Week 2012. Click Here Version Française

In Loving Memory of David John Skaarup 1962 - 2012 Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Dave.

Congratulations to Vicki McKibbon Transportation Person of the year Award was presented to Mrs. McKibbon on June 7, 2012 by the Transportation Club of Moncton (TCM)

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FROM THE ROAD Industry News NYS HUT Credentials Available

Credentials for 2013 for the New York State highway use (weight-distance) tax are now available from the state on-line at The credentials consist of (1) the HUT vehicle-specific registration certificates, at $15 apiece and, (2) once again, the HUT stickers, at $4 per vehicle. Both credentials are good through the end of calendar 2015. For several years, New York only required carriers to buy and maintain the certificates, and required no sticker or other credential in or on the vehicle. However, pursuant to a change in federal law, the state will again, as of January 1, 2013, require the sticker too. Credentials for the International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan – for carriers based in New York, are also available at the website noted, as are oversize and overweight permits. For more information, contact the New York State Motor Truck Association at 518-458-9696.

CBSA/emanifest Updates As you are aware, on November 1, 2011, an 18-month implementation timeline began, providing highway carriers 12 months to incorporate eManifest requirements into their business processes. As part of our ongoing project analysis, the eManifest implementation timeline has been reviewed taking into account several factors. Based on the review, on November 1, 2012, an informed compliance period will begin during which carriers will not be turned around or issued zero-rated penalties for non-compliance but will be informed of the requirement to transmit advance highway and cargo and conveyance data. Throughout the informed compliance period, the CBSA will continue to assist clients in becoming eManifest-compliant through communication, outreach, compliance monitoring and other support activities. In May 2013, when eManifest-enabling regulations are expected to be in place, requirements will be mandatory and non-compliant carriers could be subject to penalties. I encourage you to visit the eManifest pages of the CBSA Web site regularly, view the online highway carrier presentation offerings, and subscribe to the eManifest RSS news feed to keep abreast of important updates on eManifest implementation.

CBSA eManifest Information

Below and attached please find resources from CBSA to assist carriers, shippers and supply chain partners in preparing for eManifest.

Emanifest Carrier Checklist Notice to U.S. Shippers

English version English version

Version française Version française

Important information about the Canada Border Services Agency’s eManifest requirements Special Bulletin: ACI eManifest CTA Carrier Business Brief - Requirements of US Shippers under ACI Release Notification System (RNS) As we move towards full eManifest implementation, carriers are encouraged to sign up to receive RNS messages from CBSA. The RNS service offers timely and efficient notification of release decisions made by customs to carriers. Under full eManifest implementation, the RNS message the carrier receives will act as proof that the goods have been released by CBSA, replacing the current stamp that drivers obtain on their paperwork. Complete information on the RNS is available here.

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Irving Oil to offer Natural Gas at select locations (October 16, 2012) Truck drivers operating between Halifax and Montreal will soon have a new fuel option. Irving Oil is adding liquefied natural gas to five of its Big Stop operations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec, and construction will begin shortly. “I think it’s great news”, says Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s Executive Director, Jean-Marc Picard. “We’ve been looking at natural gas to fuel vehicles for years now.” It’s a first for Atlantic Canada, but there are a few filling stations that offer liquefied natural gas between Montreal and Mississauga. Picard says the cost of a natural gas fuel truck is $65,000 to $90,000 more than a conventional diesel truck, but those costs are quickly paid off. Read More…


ATA State Laws Newsletter – State and provincial motor fuel tax rates.


CTA Stats - Trade, Employment and Manufacturing Data

New online tool to help prevent home losses Navigating the ins and outs of proper home maintenance can be confusing for many homeowners. However, losses small and large occur in homes across the country every day, causing significant inconvenience, frustration, and cost. To help you identify simple ways that may help prevent loss or damage to your home, try the Home Health Checkup. Launched by Unifund Assurance Company (a general insurer affiliated with Johnson Inc.), Home Health Checkup is a new online tool that offers risk-based, expert advice on home loss prevention. This innovative tool was created to assess the strengths and potential hazards of homes, and provide valuable information and practical tips to prevent home losses. Home Health Check-up identifies the causes of many common losses and suggests ways in which homeowners can prevent them from occurring. Available to the general public, Home Health Check-up was designed to educate homeowners about loss prevention. The easy to complete questionnaire evaluates the user’s answers to generate a printable recommendation report with the goal of proactively preventing home losses. While not specific to each individual home, the questionnaire accounts for a wide range of different scenarios to provide solutions for home health and safety improvement. Keeping your home well maintained can be invaluable in eliminating risks and preventing costly losses. Visit to take the Home Health Check-up and learn about how to keep your home hazard-free.

JOHNSON Home and Auto Insurance Plan for Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association members. Call Johnson today for a no obligation quote 1.877.933.2269 or visit Provide your Group ID Code: ZB


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Member News & Updates Bayview Kenworth acquires Nova Scotia Dealership

(July 23, 2012) I am happy to announce, that last week Bayview Trucks & Equipment (Bayview Kenworth) completed the purchase of Kenworth of Nova Scotia. The dealership is located at 35 MacGregor Avenue just outside the town of New Glasgow on highway 104, it has been operating from this location for 12 years. I am pleased to welcome the dedicated team of employees, many of whom have been working with this Kenworth dealership for several years. I am confident that this new addition will compliment and strengthen our efforts in Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, Sussex and St. Stephen, where we proudly represent Kenworth Truck Company by offering quality products and quality service to our customers. Sincerely,

Michael Nagle President, Bayview Trucks & Equipment Ltd. Dynamic Transport Inc. and E.J. Bourque Express Inc. (October 4, 2012)

Dynamic Transport Inc. « Dynamic Transport » and E.J. Bourque Express Inc. « Bourque Express » are pleased to announce that effective October 1st, 2012, the ownership group of Dynamic Transport has acquired Bourque Express. Bourque Express’s operations will continue to operate from the company’s head office in Mont Joli, Quebec. We will continue to operate Bourque Express on the same principles and dedication to customer service as the Bourque Family has always offered. Based in Mont Joli, Quebec, Bourque Express is a specialized Refrigerated Truckload Carrier with more than 40 years of commitment and dedication in servicing its clients. The company’s dedicated 35 employees, which include drivers, maintenance and administrative staff, offers Refrigerated and Dry Van transportation services throughout Canada and the United States. Continue reading…

APTA preferred Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

East Coast Mobile Medical Inc. has in excess of 2500 medical clinic/collection site affiliates throughout North America providing prompt and efficient service. To learn more of the many services they offer click HERE. For all your Tax questions Craig Wilmot, CA True North Tax Recovery Inc. 96 Bridge St Sackville, NB E4L 3P2

Phone : 902 669 0829 Fax : 506 364 8014 e-mail :

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APTA is pleased to announce that Enterprise Rent-A-Car as our Primary-Preferred Rental Provider. We encourage all frequent travelers enroll with Enterprise Plus so that your profile can be easily communicated.

Click HERE for more information Advance Lodging Inc. Multiple Hotels Corporate rate agreement offer, from September 5th, 2012 until December 31st, 2013. 369 Rockland Road, Saint John (1-877-772-4040) Best available rate: $139+ / APTA Corporate Rate $109 100 Main St., Moncton, NB (1-800-576-4040) Best available rate: $143.99+ / APTA Corporate Rate $119.99

More News Updates Notice to the public TEMPORARY EXIT CLOSURE – MAINTENANCE OF THE ROUTE 1 GATEWAY During the period of October 23, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Exit 120 on the western side of the Saint John Harbour Bridge, to the lower west side and Digby ferry area, will undergo work for three consecutive days to resurface the westbound off- and on-ramps. The westbound off-ramp will be closed to all traffic during this three day operation. The westbound on-ramp will remain open, with intermittent traffic delays to facilitate the work. Traffic that would normally take the Exit 120 off-ramp just after crossing the Saint John Harbour Bridge, will be directed to use Exit 119, in the area of Catherwood and Bleury Streets. The eastbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp at Exit 120 will remain open. For more information about the maintenance and operation of the Route 1 Gateway, please contact 1-888-8608399, or visit We have published quarterly statistics to our website this morning. Highlights for Q3 2012 as compared to the same quarter in 2011: Overall cargo tonnage at the Port of Halifax is up 21% for Q3. o Containerized cargo (in TEUs) grew by 2%. o Bulk cargo for the quarter increased by 28%. o General cargo rose by 21%. This summer 132,534 cruise passengers called at the Port of Halifax aboard 62 vessels. Approximately 240,000+ passengers are expected to call by the end of October 2012, which is similar to 2011 passenger levels.

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FROM THE ROAD Upcoming Events, Seminars, Webinars and More … Visit our website for daily updates

Upcoming Seminars/webinars: Let us know what seminars and training you would like to see. Contact us at (506) 855-2782 or Click Here for the full list of upcoming Seminars




October 2012 Thursday





30 THRSC Event – Halifax, NS


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Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic presents: Making the Most of Generational Differences in Your Workplace Click HERE for more info Click HERE to Register

November 2012 Monday











5 PLCL – Moncton, NB 12

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Webinars New Webinar Series! Presented by CTA (click for info & registration form) Don't miss out on these educational webinars!!!!

Upcoming Seminar for 2013 Hours of Service Seminar (click for info & registration form) Thursday, January 24th, 2013 (APTA Office)

Free Fuel Efficiency Training for Drivers Click HERE for details

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Online Training: Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace – Program Description – Pricing – Register Now Workplace Violence - Program Description - Pricing – Register Now Customs-101 & E-Manifest – Program Description - Pricing – Register Now

New Member of the APTA The following companies have joined the APTA Click HERE to view list

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