Canada's truck show happens this week

| Friday, April 16, 2004

Canada’s national truck show, Truck World 2004, opens its doors April 22-24 at the International Centre at 6900 Airport Road in Toronto.

Endorsed by the Ontario Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Truck World features the latest in product design, technology, specialty equipment, support materials and services for the trucking industry. All major original equipment manufacturers will exhibit at Truck World, including Eaton, Freightliner, Hino, General Motors, Mack, International, Volvo, Thermo King, Mitsubishi Fuso, Sterling, Trailmobile, Peterbilt, Western Star, Cummins, Kenworth, Manac, Detroit Diesel and Caterpillar.

The show kicks off at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 22, with a VIP Breakfast featuring Patrick E. Quinn, co-chairman and co-founder, with Max Fuller, both of U.S. Xpress Enterprises.

It wouldn’t be a truck show without the show trucks. The National Truck Beauty Competition will be held in Hall 5, where Canada’s most beautiful and powerful trucks will compete for coveted prizes and trophies. The National Truck Beauty Competition is presented by highwaySTAR magazine and sponsored by Peterbilt, Dieter’s, Bridgestone Firestone and Cancom Tracking.

Also in Hall 5 will be a series of free seminars exploring topics such as hours of service, how to buy a used truck, truck cosmetics, cross border issues and more. For the complete seminar schedule, visit www.truckworld.ca.

In Hall 4, the Ontario Trucking Association’s Road Sharing Exhibit will be hosted by the OTA Road Knights Team. The display features a tractor-trailer with cars parked in its blind spots. Visitors can climb behind the wheel for a truck driver’s perspective of what the trucker can and cannot see.

Truck World is held in Toronto and is owned by Truck World Show Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of New Communications Group Inc. For more information, visit www.truckworld.ca.

Admission at the door is $15. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free. Online registration is closed. Parking is free.

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