Truck World

Largest Truck World draws massive crowds

TORONTO, Ont. – Almost 19,600 people attended the largest Truck World trade show in history at Toronto's International Centre from April 19-21. The 14,807 visitors interacted with 4,788 exhibitor representatives. And there was plenty to see in the sold-out venue that included 525 exhibits -- requiring the addition of a fifth hall, and featuring 179,000 sq.-ft. of booth space across nearly 400,000 sq.ft. overall. The event is jointly produced by Newcom Media (the publishers of Today’s Trucking) and Hannover Fairs, a division of DeutscheMesse. The 14,807 visitors interacted with 4,788 exhibitor representatives. And there was plenty to see in the sold-out venue that included 525 exhibits -- requiring the addition of a fifth hall, and featuring 179,000 sq.-ft. of booth space across nearly 400,000 sq.ft. overall.  The event is jointly produced by Newcom Media (the publishers of Today’s Trucking) and Hannover Fairs, a division of DeutscheMesse.

Updated: Charities hit Truck World for a good cause

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maxine Shantz says all it took was one year of volunteering with the Special Olympics Convoy and she was hooked. The Home Hardware employee took on tasks with the GTA branch of the project six years ago and has been more involved every year since. Including spending a day in the charity’s Truck World booth recruiting drivers, selling raffle tickets to raise money for the cause, and raising awareness. Shantz says the booth at the biennial convention brings good exposure to the cause, forming a sense of community for drivers around the event and shines a light on the good things drivers do in a climate where they are often portrayed in the media as the bad guys after incidents on the road.