This morning sees the opening of the Perth Truck and Trailer Show at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show’s 120 exhibitors have filled the exhibition hall, the foyer and a display area outside the venue with trucks, trailers and transport industry equipment.
Running from today until Sunday, the show will take up all six pavilions at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. It is is presented by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association, which is a division of the Motor Trade Association of WA.
On show is the new improved cabin interior for the Kenworth K 200, the latest iteration of the Isuzu N Series, Scania’s latest Euro 6 compliant trucks, a heavy duty Cat, the Iveco Powerstar 7800 road train prime mover and the all new Western Star 2800 medium duty truck.
Western Australia’s isolation, both in terms of distance and different truck regulations, means suppliers are offering variant not found elsewhere in Australia. This is probably most apparent in the trailers on display. Many designs on show are WA specific and this show is an opportunity for those supplying the WA trucking industry to put their equipment on show.
It’s not all serious stuff. A new Kids Zone has been included in the show. 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.