Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo has been the only trade event focused exclusively on the expedited trucking industry, attracting more than 5,000 annual attendees and exhibitors across North America. In addition to learning about the newest trucks, products and business potential from every major industry category, truckers also gain numerous networking opportunities to make lasting connections with people who can help them succeed in the business.
And in recent years, the show has grown tremendously.
"Pre-registration is almost double what is was last year at this same time," says Lawrence McCord, chief executive officer of On Time Media, the producers of Expedite Expo. "We're seeing a lot of excitement building for people in our industry and community."
The Expo will be held for the first time at the Lexington Convention Center, located in the heart of the city with convenient access to hotels and amazing dining and entertainment venues.
"The idea here is to be able to deliver more by moving to Lexington KY -- more free parking, more hotel rooms, more local fare, and more Expedite Expo," said McCord.
For drivers, the new venue offers easy access from I-75 and acres of free overnight car, truck, tractor-trailer and RV parking.
Over 20 Workshops
Here is a sampling of workshops being presented by industry experts at the Expo:
Workshop: What You Need to Know Before Getting Into Expedited Trucking
Moderators: John Mueller, Premium Transportation Logistics
If you're considering a career in expedited trucking, this workshop is for you. Find out how you can take charge of your future and capitalize on lucrative opportunities the industry has to offer. Learn from those who'll share their personal experiences as expedite drivers to give you real-world insights into what it takes to thrive in this rapidly growing trucking sector.
Workshop: Straight Talk on Buying a Truck
Moderators: Jeff Jones, Stoops Specialty Trucks; Wes Hearn, Premier Truck Group of Knoxville
How do you spec a truck that best suits your expedite operation – and budget? What are the financing options available to you? What are the key factors to consider before making the purchase? This session will walk you through the selection and financing processes to help you make the best decision for your business.
Workshop: Buying Fuel Intelligently
Speakers: Bob & Linda Caffee, Freightliner Team Run Smart
Learn how a working knowledge of the relationship of fuel costs, fuel tax, IFTA, FSC and carrier fuel discounts can be used to improve your business profits. Also discussed, how truck aerodynamics and speed affect fuel usage.
Attendees can learn, discover and explore new career opportunities by meeting with the top trucking companies in North America. Representative of these companies will be on site to hire owner operators and company drivers for expedite, truckload, LTL, flatbed, tankers, moving vans, and refrigerated freight.
Expedite Expo will feature several family-friendly activities, including a health walk around the convention center, numerous giveaways, and the highly anticipated All-American Working Truck Show. At Casino Night, sponsored by CIS, attendees can try their hand at Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold'Em, and it's all on the house! This event will give them that real casino experience, without the cost to play. And then there's the annual ExpeditersOnline.com Drivers' BBQ on the 15th, which features a whole hog roast and is free to all attendees. Attendees can enjoy acres of free parking with plenty of space to gather, network and share stories.
For more information and to register for free to Expedite Expo 2016, visit http://expediteexpo.com or call 859-746-2046.
About On Time Media, LLC
On Time Media, LLC understands that visibility and growth are the backbone of the trucking industry. That's why the company strives to deliver the most cost-effective multi-media solutions for its customers. Since 1999, On Time Media has built an extensive network of services that are focused on owner operator recruiting and truck sales. The company's client roster includes many of the most successful trucking suppliers, carriers and truck dealers in North America.
On Time Media, LLC
Phone: (859) 746-2046 ext 104
About Expedite Expo
Expedite Expo is the only trade event focusing exclusively on the expedited trucking industry. Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo has experienced a steady growth in exhibitors, attendees and media exposure. Attendees and Exhibitors from all over the US and Canada, come to the Expo to learn about the newest trucks, career opportunities and products geared specifically to owner operators and drivers of medium duty and heavy-duty trucks.
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