BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Road Today Truck Show was back at the Powerade Centre in Brampton for its fourth installment May 26-27, attracting about 6,000 attendees over the course of the weekend.
The event, organized by Road Today Media Group, featured about 100 exhibitors from a variety of sectors of the trucking and transportation industry, including companies focused on trucks (used and new), trailers, heavy-duty parts and accessories, servicing equipment and supplies, engines and powertrain components, fuels and fuel additives, and financial services.
Nearly a dozen trucking companies were present, looking to recruit drivers and owner/operators, while staff from MTO commercial vehicle enforcement, OPP, Peel Police and CBSA eManifest directorate were there to answer queries of truckers. The show also featured show’n’shine competition. This year’s winners were: Davinder Mann, Mackie Group, Best Company Truck; Ricky Thompson, Hunt Trucking, Best Fleet; Daljit Nijjar, Raj Transport, Best Dump Truck; Bruce Paul, Transpro Freight Systems, Best Owner/Operator Truck; Kevin Hunt, Hunt Trucking, Best Chrome and Custom; Laddi Mann, Key Point Carriers, Best Interior; Sukhi Mann, Kiranpal Goods Carrier, Best Lights; and Peterbilt of Ontario Truck Centres, Judge’s Choice.
The Brampton Road Safety Committee also launched a month-long Distracted Driving Campaign during the show, which is designed to make roads and rail crossings safer. The campaign adopts a three-pronged approach: enforcement, education and citizen engagement.
A driving simulator was on-site where drivers were able to experience first-hand what can happen when driving while distracted.
The show was also visited by local dignitaries, including: Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell; Parm Gill, Member of Parliament for Brampton-Springdale; Harinder Takhar, Ontario Minister of Government Services; Dipika Damerla, MPP from Mississauga East-Cooksville; and John Sanderson, Regional Councillor.
“Overall, the show was well received and the mood of exhibitors and visitors was upbeat,” said show organizer Manan Gupta. To view video highlights of the fourth annual Road Today Truck Show, check out the ‘Road Today Truck Show 2012’ episode of Transportation Matters at Trucknews.com/videos.