Expedite Expo kicks off Friday

| 7/27/2007

The 2007 Expedite Expo moves into the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, OH, this Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Organizers of the event say it will focus on the opportunities, trucks, equipment and services available to owner-operators in expedited trucking.

“This event is North America’s largest show of its type and we’ve worked very hard to focus this event towards the small businesspeople of trucking,” said Expo General Manager Lawrence McCord.

There are more than 100 exhibitors registered for the event.

McCord said the centerpiece of the show is the Speedco Supertruck Driveaway Sweepstakes open to CDL holders attending the show. They will have the opportunity to win a customized expediter truck tricked out by the Chrome Shop Mafia of Country Music Television’s “Trick My Truck.”

The truck features a 460-horsepower engine, 10-speed transmission and an outrageous paint job that could only have been created by the slightly twisted minds of the “boyz” from the Chrome Shop Mafia. For complete contest rules, visit http://www.speedco.com

Members of the Chrome Shop Mafia will also be on hand to meet and greet their fans and sign autographs.

The Expedite Expo also features expedited truck dealers who exhibit the newest and most innovative truck equipment on the market. Dealers typically utilize the Expo to roll out their new models to an eager truck-buying audience.

Expo visitors can vote for their favorite truck exhibited by a truck dealer in the Progressive Insurance Expedite Drivers Choice Award. Casting a ballot also enters you in a $1,000 giveaway.

Since the event’s inception in 2001, the Expedite Expo has featured the Career Zone – a roster of expedited trucking recruiters who share the opportunities available to owner-operators and drivers at their respective companies.

The always-popular Expediter Workshops feature two full days of informative, free sessions. From buying a truck to performing maintenance, the workshops offer the attendees the opportunity to hear the professionals in expedited trucking speak on a variety of topics.

The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 27, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Roberts Convention Centre located on Interstate 71, Exit 50 in Wilmington, OH.

For more information, visit expediteexpo.com.