MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) will be rolling into the Moncton Coliseum June 7-8.
In 2011, nearly 12,000 visitors attended the two-day event, and with 80% of booth space snatched up already, organized say they are hoping for another sell-out.
“We are pleased to present several new features for 2013,” says show manager Mark Cusack. “We have the Show and Shine this year in the outdoor exhibits area which has room for 36 trucks and combos and should draw a good local contingent of big rigs.”
“The Ride and Drive Feature has also generated a lot of interest and participants so far include Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo, International and Western Star,” said Cusack. “This will be extremely popular with visitors as it allows a customer to try before they buy and to see these dealers in one place, at one time.”
Companies are hunting for new talent at the show will be visible via “Recruiting Here” signage at their booths. Organizers say visitors are encouraged to come with resume in hand.
“This show is an ideal venue for people in this industry to ask questions to the experts face-to-face,” says Cusack. “For a driver in this industry who is on the road so much, this is the perfect time for them to stop in and see what is new and available to them to make their operations safer and more efficient, and I think that is why this show has stayed so popular over the years and continues to grow.”
Another part of the biennial event is the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association-organized breakfast, held at the Coliseum at 7:30 a.m. June 7. RBC Capital Markets’ managing director Walter Spracklin will provide the keynote address during the breakfast event.
That same evening will feature the charity Lobster Dinner and Silent Auction at the Delta Beausejour, with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Those interested in attending the breakfast or dinner can contact the APTA at 866-866-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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