The show featured many activities of interest for attendees’ young and old, including kids clown, live entertainment, bouncy castle, driving simulator, giveaways and lots more. The mood of exhibitors and visitors was upbeat.
Exhibitors from a variety of sectors of the trucking and transportation industry took part in the trade show, including companies focused on trucks (used and new), trailers, heavy-duty parts and accessories, servicing equipment and supplies, safety & compliance, education, training, media outlets, insurance and financial services.
The Job Fair to hire drivers and owner-operators was a big draw as recruiters were busy discussing available job opportunities. The staff from MTO commercial vehicle enforcement was in attendance to answer technical queries and concerns of truckers. All visitors’ especially new comers and kids were educated and made aware about road safety issues.
The show was inaugurated by Hon’ Akhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India in Toronto. He was joined by Jeff Bowman , Brampton City Councillor and Chair of Economic Development, Stephen Laskowski, Vice-President Ontario Trucking Association and other dignitaries. Elected officials MP Kyle Seeback, City Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon and Trustee David Green also marked their presence during the day.
Special Greetings and Congratulatory Messages were sent in by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Federal Minister of Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, Federal Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt, Premier Kathleen Wynne, MP Parm Gill, Ontario Transportation Minister Steve Del Duca, MPP Harinder Malhi, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey and David Bradley, CEO of Canadian Trucking Alliance towards a successful event.
Prominent community members attended the event including Yudhvir Jaswal, Jagdish Grewal, Martin Singh, Ajay Lekhi, Rana Sidhu, Harjinder Gill, Sodhi Nagra, Rajvir Boparai, Baljit Mand, Kanwaljit Kanwal, Ranvir Sharda, Ranbir Chauhan, Ken Singh, Gurbir Chahal, Bob Singh, Deepak Anand, Jagdeep Kailey, Sandip Sangha, Raghbir Chauhan, Raj Ghuman, Rameshwar Sangha, Sam Hundal, Subash Sharma, Paramjit Birdi, Sukhjot Naroo, Harjot Ghuman, Ranjit Dhillon, Jaspal Mann, Deepak Punj, Pavneesh Bhalla, Nik Mengi amongst others.
Major Show sponsors included Arrow Truck Sales, ITS Transport, Diesel Truck Centre, Dekra Canada, TD Canada Trust, Texis Truck Exhaust, Millennium Printing and Hunter Express.
The Road Today Show management comprising of Minkle Mittal, Gurminder Walia, Surjit Johal, Vik Gupta, Kamaljit Johal and Manan Gupta thanks the continued patronage received from the trucking industry and community. For event pictures, see page 20 onwards or visit facebook.com/roadtoday