Celadon boss kicks off big show

Toronto — Next April in Toronto, Truck World 2008 will be the largest trade event in Canada for all those involved in the economically vital transportation industry. The keynote speaker at the VIP Breakfast on April 17th is Stephen Russell, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celadon Group Inc.

Russell is also the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee of the American Trucking Associations. He will provide exhibitors and industry members with a state-of-the-industry report, focusing on security and cross-border issues. Celadon Group is one of North America’s largest truckload carriers with annual revenue nearing $500 million.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Celadon has 4,000 employees and operates 2,900 tractors and 8,100 trailers. Its customer base includes Fortune 500 shippers such as Wal-Mart, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup Co., General Electric and DuPont.

The company’s international operations offer time-sensitive transportation between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. With approximately 150,000 annual border crossings, Celadon is the largest provider of international truckload movements in North America.

Truck World will attract up to 25,000 industry professionals from across Canada and the U.S.A. They will meet and do business with more than 450 exhibitors on a 300,000-plus sq. ft. exhibit floor.

Exhibitors at Truck World will feature the latest in trucks, trailers, heavy-duty parts and accessories, engines and power train components, service shop equipment and supplies, tires, fuels, financial services, and many other products and services used in the trucking industry.

Truck World is where the decision-makers in the Canadian trucking industry come to see and buy. Attending Truck World are transport company owners, fleet managers and drivers, owner-operators, managers and purchasing agents, service shop owners, private carriers, garage personnel, government transport officials and heavy duty parts jobbers.

The International Centre offers free parking for more than 5,000 vehicles and is only three minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The facility is 15 minutes from downtown Toronto and there are 10,000 hotel rooms within minutes of the Centre.

Up-to-the-minute information on Truck World, including advance visitor registration is at www.truckworld.ca.

Truck World is owned and produced by Newcom Business Media Inc., Canada’s leading trucking media company. Newcom also owns and produces ExpoCam (Montreal), CamExpo (Quebec City), the Rocky Mountain Truck Show (Alberta) and the Winnipeg Truck Show. The company is the largest trucking publisher in Canada, producing Today’s Trucking, Transport Routier, highwaySTAR and Truck & Trailer as well as this website www.todaystrucking.com.

If you’d like more information about Truck World or Newcom, please contact Newcom Show Division Manager Elizabeth McCullough at 416 614-5817; or toll free at 1-877-682-7469 or write emccullough@newcom.ca.

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