Expedite Expo 2002 preparations in full swing

| 6/14/2002

Expediters Online.Com announced Wednesday preparations are in full swing for its Expedite Expo 2002.

Based on the overwhelming success of last year's inaugural event, Expedite Expo 2002 has expanded to two full days of activities, which will be held Aug. 15-16, at the Detroiter Truck Stop in Woodhaven, MI.

The Expo is billed as North America's only trade show specifically dedicated to the expedited freight industry.

"Expedited Freight is one of the fastest growing sectors in the trucking industry, and we feel that Expedite Expo 2002 is an opportunity for the entire expedited freight community to showcase the valuable contribution this industry makes to the economy," says Expediters Online.Com's Senior Administrator Lawrence McCord.

One of the latest additions to the Expo is the OOIDA mobile display truck. Stop by for a cup of coffee with board member Woody Chambers and his wife, Paula.

One of the highlights of last year's event, the Expediter Pride Truck Image Contest, will be returning this year with awards and prizes in four individual categories for expediting cargo vans and straight trucks.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, Expedite Expo 2002 will present a speaker, Paul Abelson, Land Line's technical editor. He will be hosting two seminars dealing with technical issues.

On Friday, Aug. 16, Ellen Voie, noted author and director of Trucker Buddy International, will be presenting seminars on driver retention and long-distance relationships.

The Road Home Golf Outing on Aug. 14, is the opening event of this years Expo. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Road Home Program, which works in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) by teaming up to find missing children and bring them home.

The next day, Aug. 15, a VIP breakfast for exhibitors and industry executives officially launches Day One of the Expo events.

McCord added, "One of the most important elements of this Expo is the opportunity for owner-operators to explore new avenues with recruiters from some of the industry's most elite companies."