Trucks & Lobster Dinners: Atlantic Truck Show Rolls in to Moncton

MONCTON, NB — Every two years the Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) rolls in to Moncton, NB and this weekend (Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8) the show arrives again to shake up the city. 

In 2011, the ATS had nearly 12,000 visitors and organizers are looking to jump past that number this year. This 15th edition is taking place at the Moncton Coliseum and has 275 indoor and outdoor exhibitors and a smattering of events, including a very special show and shine happening on the Saturday.

The S&S winners are decided by public donations with all proceeds going to support the Children’s Wish Foundation. On the Friday evening there will also be a charity lobster dinner and silent auction at the Delta Beausejour. All funds raised will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Over the two days other events attendees can look forward to include the ride and drive, giving you a chance to see multiple dealers — Mack, Peterbilt, Volvo International and Western Star — in one place and to try a truck before you consider buying. There’s also the “Recruiting Here” event where HR reps from multiple companies will be ready and waiting for résumés and can answer any questions you have about their company.

ATS also has free education seminars every day, including discussions on oil analysis and fuel efficiency.

“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,” says show manager Mark Cusack.

The event kicks off with a breakfast sponsored by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), happening on Friday morning at 7:30 at the Coliseum. The session, Shifting Gears, features keynote speaker Walter Spracklin, managing director of RBC Capital Markets.

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