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Attendance Up For The Atlantic Truck Show

Jun 26, 2013 - 6 years ago

By Supply Post

The owners of the Atlantic Truck Show, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) are happy to report that the 15th edition of the event exceeded all of their expectations in terms of exhibitors, content and visitor attendance.

12,250 visitors streamed through the gates during the twoday event and they did not leave disappointed. This is up from attendance in 2011 and show management is extremely pleased with the results of this event. Attendees were in awe of the gleaming displays of big rigs and industry related products and services that encompassed the entire Moncton Coliseum Complex and parking lot.

The recruitment drive was a huge hit with visitors and company representatives were pleased with the enthusiasm job seekers displayed about the industry.

Exhibitors were extremely pleased with the high quality traffic and reported solid sales activity and many leads to follow up on in the coming months.

“The show absolutely was a success for us. We booked 6 additional loads and are sure we will recruit at least 4-5 more drivers for East Coast work, not to mention we strengthened our truck/trailer delivery position with our existing customers. We’re very happy with the outcome,” said Wendi L. Keller with the Drive Star Group of Companies.

Brian Donovan of Permanon Canada Limited echoed these sentiments. “Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the quality of the decision makers who visited our booth this year at the Atlantic Truck Show. We will be back in 2015.”

The leaders of the industry were well represented with impressive displays featuring the latest trucks and trucking related products on the market today. Manufacturers have raised the bar when it comes to fuel efficiency and environmentally friendly products as well as the launch of newer engines and hybrid technology which was showcased at the Atlantic Truck Show. The new Ride and Drive was well received with many buyers enjoying the fact they could drive the latest big rigs and compare, in one place at one time.

The APTA breakfast was well attended, as was the charity lobster dinner and silent auction with nearly 500 attendees! Proceeds from that event benefit the juvenile diabetes research. We now look towards 2015 and our next edition of the Atlantic Truck Show and wish all of our visitors and exhibitors continued success until then.

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