Road Transport Expo burst onto the scene last week in spectacular style, as thousands of visitors headed to NAEC Stoneleigh to join in the action.
A long time in the planning, this brand-new industry show with its “all about the truck” mantra, attracted more than 170 trade exhibitors, alongside a host of expert speakers to the Midlands venue.
The latest technology took centre stage, from manufacturer product launches through to a Ride & Drive opportunity for visitors and live demonstrations.
A topical seminar programme was also hosted inside to keep operators up to speed with the latest industry regulations.
The show even hosted a dedicated Drivers’ Day on the Saturday to welcome professional HGV drivers and their families to take part at the weekend, as well as bring some head-turning show trucks to display in the Convoy Zone.
“We are delighted with the support we’ve received from industry for this exciting new event,” said Vic Bunby, divisional director at show organiser and MT publisher Road Transport Media.
“We listened to what you wanted from a trade show designed for HGV fleet operators and we’ve worked tirelessly to bring this vision to life this summer.
He added: “This inaugural show has proved a huge success and firmly established itself as the go-to event for anyone involved with running a truck fleet, be it one vehicle to 500-plus. We look forward to seeing it continue to grow in future years.”
The Road Transport Expo will be back again next summer.
Full coverage of this year's event will be published in a supplement inserted into MT 25 July.