July 26 and 27th 2013 an event will occur in Wilmington Ohio at the Roberts Centre that will have you run around hooting with excitement like a Road Gorilla. That event is the Road Gorilla Trucking Expo held in conjunction with the renowned Expedite Expo. Learning, socializing, networking and fun will be found inside Roberts Centre and out.
Inside the Roberts Centre, educational workshops are scheduled covering everything from air conditioning systems to a women’s roundtable.
Schedule of Workshops
Friday, July 26th
9:00 am – 9:45 am – ‘Marketing Trends and Forcasts for the Expedite Transportation Industry’
Stuart Sutton – President, Sylectus, a division of GPSNet Technologies Location: Hamilton 2
11:00 am- 11:45 am – ‘Canada-US Border Update – Mandatory e-Manifest for Canada’
Debbie Dent, Customs Certified Specialist, Border Connect Inc. Location: Hamilton 2
1:00 pm- 1:45 pm – ‘Extending the Life of Your Truck – A Look at Maintenance’
Heath Wood, Sales Manager, Middle Georgia Freightliner Location: Hamilton 2
2:00 pm – 2:45pm – ‘Smart Economics: Idle Reduction Tips, Tools & Facts’
Ray Lawrence, President, Espar Parts Location: Hamilton 1
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm – ‘CSA: 2013 Updates & Driver Impacts’
Irwin Shires, Govt. Qualifaction Coordinator, Panther Expedited Services, Inc.
Location: Hamilton 2
Saturday, July 27th
9:00 am – 9:45am - Business & Financial Essential Workshop
Steve Kochensparger, Equipment Finance, LLC Location: Hamilton 1
10:00 am – 10:45am – ‘Trucking Meets Technology – Running Your Business in Real-time’
Colton Lawrence – President of EQUINOX Owner Operator Solutions Inc. Location: Hamilton 2
1:00pm – 1:45pm -’Controlling HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) Costs’
Homer Hogg, SR Technical Trainer, TA & Petro Location: Hamilton 1
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – ‘The Road Map to Buying and Financing Your Truck in 2013‘
John Lalonde – Fyda Freightliner Columbus Location: Hamilton 2
2:45 pm – 3:30pm – ‘Women In The Trucking Roundtable Discussion’
Ellen Voie, President/CEO Women In Trucking Association Location: Hamilton 2
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In addition, on the business side inside the Roberts Centre trucking carriers, manufacturers and other companies that serve the trucking industry will be available to find financing for that next truck, innovative solutions, information on new technology, that new job you might be looking for and much more. Over 60 exhibiters are scheduled.
With an anticipated 5,000+ attendees expected, socializing and fun combine at Road Gorilla Trucking Expo; there is something for everyone young and old so plan to bring the family.
The PJ Fun Walk at 8:00 am each morning is casual, you can show up in your pajamas if you wish.
The Columbus Zoo is presenting the Jungle Jack Hanna program exhibiting wild animals Friday and Saturday at 2:00 pm.
The Amazing Portable Circus will be performing Friday and Saturday 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
The Great Lakes Truck Convoy will hold the third annual convoy on Friday at 4:00 pm followed by a silent auction and raffle.
Panther, Inc. will be providing live entertainment at Panther Booth D-1 Saturday at 11:00 am.
Dave Nemo, longtime XM/Sirius host of the Dave Nemo Show on Road Dog Trucking Channel 128, will be doing a live broadcast from the Expo.
Daily at 4:00 pm, the Driver’s Choice Awards will be held with $1,000 cash give-aways.
For nighttime fun on Friday night, there is Casino Night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm featuring Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold’em; it will not cost you a penny to play, fun bucks will be provided by sponsor CIS and then the Party on the Patio from 10:00 pm to Midnight follows.
The Driver Sponsored BBQ is on Saturday evening at 5:00 pm after the show is over. Please bring a side dish, drinks, or dessert to share; do not forget your lawn chair. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats will be provided.
Not one but TWO truck shows will be going on during the Road Gorilla Trucking Expo; the All American Working Truck Show (register here to enter your truck in the All American Working Truck Show) and the All American Antique Truck Show (register here to enter your truck in the All American Antique Truck Show). Registration is free for the truck shows. New to the Expo this year, the All American Working Truck Show celebrates the actual trucks that work day to day. The truck shows run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday in the parking lot of Roberts Centre.
Now, for all of this learning, socializing and fun, you might think you cannot afford to attend, WRONG! FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING! NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS! NO CHARGE TO ENTER YOUR TRUCK IN THE TRUCK SHOWS! NO CHARGE TO ENJOY THE FUN! LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES! Now if that doesn’t get you jumping around like an excited Road Gorilla nothing will! Register here today to attend the Road Gorilla Trucking Expo, July 26 and 27th 2013 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio!
The public is welcome to attend the Road Gorilla Trucking Expo!