BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Road Today Truck Show, held May 29-30 at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ont. was well-attended and the mood among visitors and exhibitors was upbeat, hinting at good times to come.
Organizers of the show say the goal was to “inform, educate and entertain” and that it delivered on all fronts. Highlights of the show included a trade show, a show’n’shine competition, CN Rail’s Little Obie educational display, a D.U.M.B. car exhibit, live music and ethnic cuisine.
As always at a truck show, it was the show trucks that attracted the most attention. Ajaib Samra won the highest honours, as his truck was chosen by visitors as the Public Choice Award recipient. Dan Prentice won the Judges’ Choice award and Hardeep Dayal was the top pick of the sponsors. Nick Pirone won an award for Best Owner/Operator Truck, Avtar Chauhan won the Best Dump Truck category and John Camposeo won for Best Company-Owned Truck and Best Interior.
In addition to having the truck most popular with show-goers, Samra won Best Light Show.
Gursewak Singh won for Best Day cab, Carey Wojtasik boasted Best Chrome, Randall Gerred won for Best Tanker, Paul Davidson won in the Best Antique category and Shawn Bowles won the Best Tractor-Trailer division.
Jaswinder Shoker of HGC Transport won a trucking excellence award for entrepreneurs and Harpreet Garcha of Load Solutions won a dispatcher award.
There were plenty of area politicians on-hand at various times, including: Gurbax Malhi, MP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton; Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South; John Sanderson, regional councilor; Vicky Dhillon, city councilor; Harinder Takhar, Ontario Minister of Government Services; Kuldip Kular, MPP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton; and Ruby Dhalla, MP for Brampton-Springdale.
Prominent sponsors included SelecTrucks of Canada, Arrow Truck Sales, Western Toronto International, Diesel Truck Centre, TransCore Link Logistics, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, Action Utility Trailers and Avaal Technology Solutions.
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