Trucking professionals give thumbs-up to Canada's largest truck show

| Wednesday, April 28, 2004

An estimated 15,000 trucking professionals attended Truck World 2004, held April 22-24 at the International Centre in Toronto. Show Manager Mark Cusack said about 500 exhibitors participated, covering nearly 300,000 square feet of floor space.

Booths featured the latest in product design, technology, specialty equipment, support materials and services for the trucking industry.

The National Truck Beauty Contest competition was organized by U.S.-based Stars and Stripes Show Truck Events, and sponsored by Today’s Trucking sister publication highwaySTAR Magazine, as well as Peterbilt, Bridgestone/Firestone Tire, CanCom Tracking, Dieter’s Metal Fabricating and Glasvan Great Dane.

Winners are as follows:

BEST OF SHOW COMBO: Mike McLane/Max Haertling, 1997 white and red Kenworth W900L/1998 Great Dane reefer.

BEST OF SHOW BOBTAIL: Larry Davis, 2001 blue Freightliner Classic XL.

PARTICIPANT’S CHOICE: Krome Transportation/Marty Kroft, 1965 red Mack B47/1951 Trailmobile flatbed.

WORKING OWNER-OPERATOR COMBO: Mike McLane/Max Haertling, 1997 white and red Kenworth W900L/1998 Great Dane reefer.

WORKING OWNER-OPERATOR BOBTAIL: Larry Davis, 2001 blue Freightliner Classic XL.

WORKING CLASSIC BOBTAIL: Procter’s Cartage Ltd./Stephen Procter, 1986 black and teal Ford LTL 9000.

COMPANY COMBO: Yanke Group/Paul Miller, 2004 blue Volvo VN670/2004 Utility van.

COMPANY BOBTAIL: Burnbrae Farms/Derek Graham, 2003 white Volvo 420.

ANTIQUE NONWORKING COMBO: Krome Transportation/Marty Kroft, 1965 red Mack B47/1951 Trailmobile.

ANTIQUE NONWORKING BOBTAIL: FTI/Jim Ross, 1928 blue Ford Model AA.

INTERIOR – CAB ONLY: Mike McLane/Max Haertling, 1997 white and red Kenworth W900L/1998 Great Dane reefer.

INTERIOR – OEM SLEEPER: Dan Lubberts, 2002 yellow Peterbilt 379/2003 Manac.

ENGINE: Larry Davis, 2001 blue Freightliner Classic XL.

CUSTOM PAINT - COMBO: Mike McLane/Max Haertling, 1997 white and red Kenworth W900L/1998 Great Dane reefer.

CUSTOM PAINT – BOBTAIL: J.R. Menard Ltd./Stephane Gauthier, 1999 black and blue Freightliner FLD120.

LIMITED MILEAGE – COMBO: Lacey Dalton, 2004 black/blue/Hawaiian orchid Peterbilt 379/2004 East flatbed.

LIMITED MILEAGE – BOBTAIL: Sunrise Equipment/Stan Hamulecki, 1981 burgundy and purple Kenworth W900.

Truck World Show Corp. is a subsidiary of New Communications Group Inc., which produces business-to-business publications serving the trucking, automotive and construction markets in Canada. Its trucking titles include Today's Trucking, highwaySTAR, Transport Routier, Truck & Trailer and Truck & Trailer West.

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