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Caledonia Industrial Estates helps keep trucking industry in gear

Caledonia Industrial Estates helps keep trucking industry in gear

“We can count on this industry to continue to grow as we make it welcome here,” Picard concluded.

The trucking industry in Atlantic Canada is growing every year, and facilities like the Caledonia Industrial Estates in Moncton are a key factor in sustaining the industry. 

That’s the word from Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. 

The Caledonia Industrial Estates, owned and operated by Moncton Industrial Development, has become a draw for transportation companies with well over half of all the businesses there related to that sector. 

“The park is an essential infrastructure in our area and gives companies the facilities to store goods and move goods easily with great access to the highway,” Picard said as Moncton Industrial Development prepares to mark its 60th anniversary. 

“It handles a lot of commercial and high volume trucks,” he said. “For trucking companies this is an important spot with access to key highways. A lot of trucks go in and out of there daily to offload products to be delivered locally and to take products to other locations.”

Added Picard: “At the same time, the industrial park offers cold storage facilities for goods like seafood and frozen food.”

The trucking association official said Caledonia Industrial Estates is also the headquarters for a number of trucking companies and multiple products are inbound and outbound daily. 

“It is also a head office of a trailer leasing company and maintenance for many of the trucks can be done right there,” he said, noting that being able to have support services clustered together in close proximity is another plus for trucking companies. 

“Having a park like Caledonia Industrial Estates in Moncton is also beneficial because the goods can be transported without the trucks having to move through a residential area,” Picard said.

Asked about his predictions for the trucking industry for the future, he said that we are currently seeing rapid growth in the industry, especially in the last six to nine months and he doesn’t see that changing. 

“We can count on this industry to continue to grow as we make it welcome here,” Picard concluded.