Later this year, the Perth Truck and Trailer Show will be bringing the trucking world to the West Coast. Running from July 24 to 26, the show will take up all six pavilions at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. The Show is presented by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association, which is a division of the Motor Trade Association of WA.
“This show is going to be the transport industry’s largest exhibition for 2015,” said Show Director, Peter Woods. “It’s the only automotive show that books out the entire Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, which makes it a must see event for industry insiders and truck enthusiasts. This is a high volume trade event which displays over $30 million worth of stock and the most up-to‐date vehicles, equipment, parts and accessories.
“We’ve already got some of the biggest names in the industry committed for 2015, including Western Star, MAN, Dennis Eagle, Kenworth DAF, Isuzu, Mack, Scania, UD Trucks, Volvo and Foton. In addition to this impressive lineup we have trailer companies exhibiting include Bruce Rock Engineering, HYVA, CIMC, Marshall Lethlean, General Transport Equipment, G&A Lombardi, G&A Lombardi Road West, Graham Lusty Trailers, Howard Porter, Kreuger Transport Equipment and Lucar CargoVan.”
The 2013 Show was attended by more than 10,000 people across the three days. Accessories displays include Ahrns Handling Equipment, FUWA K-hitch and York Transport Equipment; and for engines, Cummins and MTU Detroit Diesel. The 2015 Perth Truck and Trailer Show will also include entertainment and attractions, plus prizes and giveaways, plus information seminars (open to the public).
The 2015 show ambassador is ‘World’s Toughest Trucker’ star, Rodney Johnston, a man described by the organisers as, ‘an ordinary West Aussie bloke who loves driving his truck’. World’s Toughest Trucker was filmed in 2011 and has since been re-screened in Australia recently. Rodney was the Australian representative in the world-wide series and travelled to various countries to complete a range of challenges.