May 15, 2018 - 5 months ago
By Supply Post
Western Canada’s biggest event in trucking and transportation welcomed drivers, families and top industry executives May 11 and 12 in Abbotsford, B.C. TRUXPO
2018 brought a wide selection of trucks for all trades, in addition to plenty of features and activities, from a half-day conference to family day and educational seminar sessions.
“This year we truly put a focus on encompassing the entire trucking and transportation industry,” said Mark Cusack, National Show Manager. “Those efforts paid off with an increase in visitors over 2016 and lots of new faces at this edition. New and returning exhibitors reaped the benefits of a diverse mix of delegates on the show floor.”
All sectors of the industry were represented, along with a noticeable increase in attendance from the South-Asian trucking community, who represent the largest ethnic group in the Canadian and American transport work force. With over 9,000 attendees over the course of two days, TRUXPO 2018 showcased major industry players including Kenworth, International, Volvo, Peterbilt, and Mack Trucks.
Visitors saw the latest makes and models from an array of sectors, such as fleet vehicles, towing and recovery, and other work trucks. Saturday’s Family Day was a great success, attracting visitors big and small to climb aboard all the different big rigs offered on today’s market.
Attendees left the event well-informed from various seminar sessions and the show’s half-day executive conference focused on BC Sector Update and Opportunities for Trucking. Seminar sessions included Cannabis in the Workplace presented by <>b>BCTA President & CEO Dave Earle, along with sessions by Indigenous Works
to facilitate the inclusion and employment of Indigenous workers in the BC warehousing and transportation sector.
The action-packed event also saw the following features:
• $10,000 worth of prizes
were drawn LIVE throughout Saturday, May 12. Thank you to prize sponsors and congratulations to the dozens of winners.
• Recruiting Here
– For businesses and job-seekers alike, the Recruiting Here feature at TRUXPO 2018 focused on helping the significant talent shortage in the transportation industry.
• Salute to Women Behind the Wheel
– The first-ever salute to take place in Western Canada happened on Saturday, May 12 at the show.
Produced by Master Promotions Ltd. and presented by the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), TRUXPO has been a leading event in the trucking and transportation industry since 1988.
Thank you to the show’s partners who contributed to the success of this year’s show:
TRUXPO’s next edition is set for spring 2020. For complete show details as they become available, visit www.TRUXPO.com
Mark Cusack, National Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Aurora Boudreau, Marketing Coordinator
Master Promotions Ltd.
Master Promotions Ltd. has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. Managing in excess of twenty-five events annually, Master Promotions Ltd. is Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company. For complete company information and event schedule, visit www.masterpromotions.ca.
BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized voice of the British Columbia motor carrier industry, representing over 1,250 truck and motor coach fleets and over 200 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.