Visitors to Truck World 2002 now have another reason to make a day of it when they attend Canada's national truck show this fall. Besides checking out the latest in new truck designs and the hundreds of new industry products and services, visitors also can take advantage of free seminars.
Truck World takes place from Sept. 26-28 at the National Trade Centre (CNE Grounds) in Toronto. Acres of free truck parking is available at the show site. For show information and to register, visit www.truckworld.ca or call 1-877-682-7469. You do not have to pre-register for the seminars, but space will be limited.
Check out this line-up of seminars:
Truckers Guide to the Hours of Work Changes - The House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport has recently approved the changes to the federal hours-of-service regulations for truckdrivers. The proposed rules could go to the Council of Ministers on Transportation and Highway Safety this fall. No doubt you've heard and read about the rules - attend this 45-minute seminar and get the straight goods on how the proposed new driving and rest times affect you and how they are expected to work. Presented by Canadian Trucking Alliance/Ontario Trucking Association on Saturday (Sept. 28) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Stretch Your Fuel Dollars - Fuel is one of the most significant costs a truck operator must deal with. With fuel prices increasing at an alarming rate - are you doing everything you can to stretch your fuel dollar? The experts at FleetSmart will present a 45-minute session for truck operators. Watch for the FleetSmart 'SmartDriver' seminar on Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Fatal Distractions - Driving is a risky activity. Driver inattention is a relevant factor. People driving while reading a newspaper, putting on makeup or talking on cell phone - all are obvious examples of driver distractions. Attend this session and raise your awareness level on this crucial issue. Put the safety odds in your favor by discovering solutions to this safety problem. Presented by Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario (THSAO) on Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Truck World organizers say hundreds of leading exhibitors will display on more than 400,000 square feet of show floor space. The show also features the Dupont Show and Shine Competition where the most beautiful and powerful big rigs from Canada and the Northern United States compete for cash prizes and trophies. On Saturday, attendees will celebrate National Trucking Week with a day of special events and giveaways.
Admission to the show is $10 if you pre-register ($15 on-site). Children under 16 are admitted free. Register on the web, by fax, mail or at the show.