International Trucking Show Starts Today
June 8, 1999
The International Trucking Show starts today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the first year for the show at this location; for the last several years, it has been held at the Sands Expo Center, in May.
New this year are an owner-operator driving skills competition on Thursday and a town hall meeting on hours of service today. There will be more than 700 companies exhibiting. Truckers will also be treated to a free Trucker Appreciation Barbecue tonight from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
J.J. Keller will present seminars on hazardous materials training; federal motor carrier safety regulations; alcohol and drug testing; and forklift training. Another workshop will provide truckers information on health and fitness, from dietary guidelines to the right way to give CPR, each day of the show from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The show lasts through Friday, June 11. Doors are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Unlike the Sands, there is paved on-site parking for both big rigs and cars. In addition, free shuttles will run every 15 to 20 minutes from the Flying J, Pilot, King 8 and TravelCenters of America truckstops.
For more information, visit http://www.truckshow.com.