BRAMPTON, Ont. – Road Today’s 8th annual Truck Show and Job Fair was a success according to organizers.
The truck show took place on Saturday, May 28 at Brampton’s Soccer Centre and featured more than 80 exhibitors. Exhibitors ranged from media to equipment suppliers to insurance brokers to fleets looking to recruit drivers.
“Being in our eighth year, it means that there is still a need for the show in the industry,” said Manan Gupta, editor of Road Today magazine (which hosts the event), about the show. “It’s an event for new Canadians and the whole point is for people to bring their families…because that’s the next step for people to get the next generation into the industry. We try to make it fun so kids can see that this is a good industry to work in and there’s so many other opportunities within trucking that aren’t driving jobs.”
Though the final numbers are still being tallied, Gupta says he expects the same number of attendees as in year’s past – 4,000-5,000 for the one-day event.
“So far it’s been a great start to the event,” he said. “Our exhibitors are happy, our attendees are happy and that gives us confidence. The overall goal today was to give an educational, well-informed event to the community and bring awareness to this industry.”