In spite of the rain, On Time Media couldn't have been more pleased with
the results of its Expedite Expo 2001, according to Lawrence McCord, president
and CEO of On Time Media, the organizers of the expediting trade show held
Aug. 22, at the Detroiter Truck Stop in Woodhaven, MI.
"The crowds were great," McCord continues. "Our exhibitors
report they were very happy with the show, and we even had a great turnout
for the Expediter Pride Truck Beauty Show with over 25 entries in three different
In the Expediter Pride Truck Beauty Show, the top three finishers in each
category walked away with a trophy and prizes donated by various sponsors.
Two of the winning trucks belong to OOIDA members Joseph & Nancy McBride
of Olean, NY, and Arthur Scott of Norwood, MA. The McBrides won first place
for their truck's interior and placed third in the straight truck division.
Scott placed second in the cargo van category.
The exposition had more than 40 exhibitors, including the event's premiere
sponsor Freightliner of Knoxville, TN. Because the show was an open event
and did not require a ticket, organizers don't have attendance figures, according
to Jeff Jensen, editor of On Time Media's Expediters Online.com. Based on
this show's turnout, McCord expects the Expedite Expo will be an annual event
and is already planning next year's event.
OOIDA board member Robert Esler manned a booth for the association, visiting
with expediters and signing up new members. Despite the damp weather, Esler
says it was a "productive day" for OOIDA.
"Expediters are a growing segment of the industry," Esler added.
"There are some pretty sharp guys out there, putting their heart and
soul into this. We wanted them to know we're here to help you out to make
your business successful."
Expediter Pride Truck Beauty Show Results
1st Patrick & Stephanie Hinnegan of Tri-State Expedited Service - 2001
2nd Shawn Rymill of T.E. Smith/Landstar Express America - 1997 Freightliner
3rd The McBrides (OOIDA members) - 2001 Freightliner Model 106
1st Mike Hall of Landstar Express America - 2000 Ford E-350
2nd Arthur Scott (OOIDA member) of Yankee Trucking/Emery Expedite - 1999
3rd Luther C Rowland - 2001 Ford
1st The McBrides (OOIDA members) - 2001 Freightliner 106
2nd John P. Wininger - 2002 Freightliner 106
3rd Patrick & Stephanie Hinnegan - 2001 Kenworth T300