Expedite Expo is not a new trade event, but this year it has a brand new venue. The Expo will be held for the first time at the Lexington Convention Center, located in the heart of the Lexington, Ky. Mark your calendar for July 15-16.
Lawrence McCord, chief executive officer of On Time Media, the producers of Expedite Expo, says pre-registration indicates the attendance is almost double of what it was last year.
“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 access from I-75 and acres of free overnight car, truck, tractor-trailer and RV parking.
Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo has been the only trade event focused exclusively on the expedited trucking industry. In addition to learning about the newest trucks, products and business potential from every major industry category, truckers also gain networking opportunities to help them succeed in the business.
More than 20 workshops are being presented by industry experts at the Expo, including what you need to know before getting into expedited trucking; straight talk on buying a truck for an expedite operation.
Workshop attendees will 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. How truck aerodynamics and speed affect fuel usage will also be discussed.
Expedite Expo will feature several family-friendly activities, including a health walk around the convention centre, numerous giveaways, All-American Working Truck Show and casino night. The free drivers’ BBQ – a whole hog roast – is scheduled for July 15.