MONCTON, N.B. — The Atlantic Truck Show attracted 12,250 visitors to the 15th edition of the show last weekend, exceeding all expectations in terms of exhibitors, content and visitor attendance, according to show owner the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA).
The two-day event was held at the Moncton Coliseum Complex June 7-8, with displays of big rigs and industry-related products and services spanning the whole facility and parking lot. Show organizers said the event’s recruitment drive was “a huge hit” with visitors, noting that company representatives were pleased with the enthusiasm from job seekers.
“The show absolutely was a success for us. We booked six additional loads and are sure we will recruit at least four or five more drivers for East Coast work, not to mention we strengthened our truck/trailer delivery position with our existing customers. We’re very happy with the outcome,” said Wendi L. Keller of Drive Star Group of Companies.
Trade show features included the latest in new products, as well as a new “Ride and Drive” option for potential buyers to drive and compare trucks.
Organizers say the event’s APTA breakfast was well attended, as was the charity lobster dinner and silent auction with nearly 500 attendees. Proceeds from the latter event will be used to benefit juvenile diabetes research.
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