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The Other Log - The Big Events for 2008

FEBRUARY
4-7 – Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. See www.truckline.com.

25-26 – APTA Truck Technology Seminar. Delta Brunswick Hotel, Saint John, NB. Call 506-855-2782, or see www.apta.ca.

26-28 -- The Work Truck Show. Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Call 800-441-NTEA (6832) or see www.ntea.com.


MARCH
1-4 -- Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention. The Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Call 703-838-1950, or see www.truckload.org.

8-10 -- National Heavy Equipment Show. Hotel Loews Le Concorde
Quebec City. Call 613-822-8861, or see www.caed.org.

12 -- Manitoba Trucking Association Annual Meeting. Greenwood Inn, Winnipeg. Call 204-632-6600, or see www.trucking.mb.ca.

25-26 -- CVSA 2007 Annual Conference & FMCSA Leadership Conference. Hyatt Regency, Denver, Co. Call 612-349-4000, or see www.cvsa.org.

27-29 -- Mid-America Trucking Show. Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Call 800-626-2370, or see www.truckingshow.com.

27-29 -- Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship. Kentucky Fairgrounds, Louisville, Ky. Call 800-626-2370, or see www.starsandstripesshow.com.


APRIL
17-19 – Truck World 2008
. International Centre, Toronto, Ont. Call 416-614-2200, or see www.truckworld.ca.

18-19 -- Truckers Association of Nova Scotia (TANS) Annual Convention. Best Western Glengarry Hotel, Truro, N.S. Call 902-8957447.

25-26 -- AMTA Annual Conference. Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alta. Call AMTA at 403-243-4161, or see www.amta.ca.

27-29 -- Stars & Stripes Truck Beauty Show. I-75 Chrome Shop, Wildwood, Fla. See www.starsandstripesshow.com.


MAY
2-3 -- Quebec Trucking Association Annual Convention.
Hotel Hilton -- Lac Lemay, Gatineau, Que. Call 514/932-0377, or see www.carrefour-acq.org.

9-11 -- U.S. Truck Rally & Rodeo NAST / Truck-Lite Trophy Show. Bloomington, Ill. Call 815-366-0087, or see www.nastshowtrucks.org.

22 -- Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario Annual Conference. Double Tree International Plaza, Toronto. Call 800-263-5016, or see www.thsao.on.ca.

23-24 – Winnipeg Truck Show. Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg. Call 416-614-2200, or see www.winnipegtruckshow.ca.

26-29 -- Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. Double Tree International Plaza, Toronto. Call 519-886-6265, or see www.cfmsonline.com.

30-31 – Great Lakes Truck Show. NAST / Truck-Lite Trophy Show. Tecumseh, Mich. Call 734-755-6582, or see www.nastshowtrucks.org.


JUNE
3-5 -- Roadcheck 2008.
A few days of special high-intensity testing brought to you by your friendly neighborhood truck inspectors. See www.cvsa.org.

7 -- Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships. RIM Park
(Manulife Financial Sportsplex), Waterloo. Ont. See
www.cortdc.netfirms.com/, or call 800-263-5016.

7 -- Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships. See
www.truckchamps.ca/trtdc, or call 905-693-0660

7-8 -- Palmerston Truck and Classic Car Show. Palmerston Community Centre, Palmerston, Ont. Call 519-343-3488.

13-15 -- British Columbia Trucking Association Annual Convention. Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, B.C. Call 604-888-5319, or see www.bctrucking.com.

13-15 – 2008 Stirling Truck Show. Stirling Fairgrounds, Stirling, Ont.
Call 613-395-3119, or see www.truckshowandshine.com.

19-21 -- West Michigan Truck Show. NAST / Truck-Lite Trophy Show. Muskegon, Mich. Call 231-578-9127, or see www.nastshowtrucks.org.

21 -- Alberta Truck Rodeo. Red Deer, Alta. Call AMTA at 780-448-7456, or see www.amta.ca.

21-22 -- Canadian All Truck Nationals. Burls' Creek Family Event Park, Barrie, Ont. Call 705-487-3663, or see www.burlscreek.com.

26-28 -- The Great West Truck Show. Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Call 888-349-4287, or see www.greatwesttruckshow.com.

26-28 -- Stars & Stripes Truck Beauty Show. The Truck Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. See www.starsandstripesshow.com.

28 -- Manitoba Truck Driving Championships. Red River Exhibition Park, Winnipeg. Call MTA at 204-632-6600, or see www.trucking.mb.ca.


JULY
5 -- British Columbia Truck Driving Championships.
TRADEX Center, Abbottsford, B.C. Call 604-942-3200, or see www.bctrucking.com.

5-6 -- B.C. Big Rig Weekend. Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack, B.C. Call 604-580-2092, or see www.pro-truckermagazine.com.

10-11 -- Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, IA. Call 563-284-6961, or see www.iowa80truckstop.com.

11-13 -- Ontario Truck Driving Championships. Jack Garland Airport,
North Bay, Ont. See www.truckchamps.ca/otdc, or call 800-263-5016.

19-20 -- 1000 Islands Big Rig Show & Shine. Landsdowne Fairgrounds,
Landsdowne Ont. See www.bigrigtruckshow.com/ or call 613-659-2898.


25-26 – Expedite Expo. Roberts Convention Center, Willmington, Ohio. See www.expediteexpo.com.

25-27 -- Fergus Truck Show. Fergus and District Community Fairgrounds, Fergus, Ont. Call 519-843-3412, or see www.fergustruckshow.com.

July 31-Aug. 3 Rodeo du Camion. Notre Dame du Nord, Que. See www.elrodeo.com, or call 877-357-6336.


AUGUST
2-3 Fenelon Falls Car-Truck & Bike Show.
Fenelon Falls Fairground, Fenelon Falls, Ont. For more information, call Roger Bellwood at 705-887-2548.

7-9 -- Stars & Stripes Truck Beauty Show.
Truckerfest, Alamo / Petro Stopping Center, Reno, NV. See www.starsandstripesshow.com.

Aug. 16-17 St. Thomas Truck Nationals. St. Thomas Dragway. Sparta, Ont. See www.stthomastrucknationals.com.

21-23 -- Great American Trucking Show. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Tex. Call 888-349-4287, or see www.gatsonline.com.

23-24 -- Alberta Big Rig Weekend. Race City Motorsport Park, Calgary. Call 604-580-2092, or see www.pro-truckermagazine.com.

23 - Merrittville Speedway Truck Show and Shine, Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, Ont. For more information, call 905-892-8266, or visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com


SEPTEMBER
TBA -- World's Largest Truck Convoy.
Check back for local dates and locations. Events expected in 2008 include BC, Alta., Sask., Man., Ont., Que, and NB. For further updates, see www.specialolympics.org.

7 -- Warkworth Trucks Show. Warkworth fairgrounds, Warkworth, Ont. For
more information, see www.warkworthtruckshow.com.

7-14 -- National Trucking Week. Contact your local trucking association for details, or see www.cantruck.ca.

9 – N. A. Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum. Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg. See www.cvsa.org.

10-15 -- CVSA Annual Conference. Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg. See www.cvsa.org.

12-13 -- Special Olympics Convoy, Manitoba. Red River Exhibition Park,
Winnipeg, Man. See www.mbsoconvoy.ca, or call Larry or Lynn at 204-283-1173.

12-13 -- National Truck Driving Championships.
Ottawa Ont. Exact
location TBA. See www.truckchamps.ca, or call 800-263-5016.

12-14 -- Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show. NAST / Truck-Lite Trophy Show, St. Ignace, Mich. Call 906-643-8087, or see www.nastshowtrucks.org.

20 -- Special Olympics Convoy, Quebec. Terrain de l'exposition, Trois
Rivières, Que. See www.convoi-quebec.com, or call 514-843-8778.

20 -- Special Olympics Convoy, Saskatchewan.
Convoy starts at Credit
Union Centre, Saskatoon, and finishes at Sears NSC Parkway terminal,
Regina. See www.specialolympics.sk.ca, or call 888-307-6226.

20 -- Special Olympics Convoy, Ontario. Paris Fairgrounds, Paris, Ont.
See www.sosoconvoy.com, or call 519-897-0073.

21-27 -- Brake Safety Week 2008.
See www.cvsa.org.

26-28 -- Billy Bob’s Texas Truck Roundup. NAST / Truck-Lite Trophy Show, Billy Bob’s, Ft. Worth, Tex. Call 863-605-1608, or see www.nastshowtrucks.org.


OCTOBER
17-18 -- Saskatchewan Trucking Association Annual Convention.
Location TBA. Call 306-569-9696, or see www.sasktrucking.com.

27-29 -- Canadian Transportation Equipment Ass'n (CTEA) Technical Conference. Victoria, BC. See www.ctea.ca.

29-Nov 1 -- Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Annual Convention. Location TBA. Call APTA at 506-855-2782, or see www.apta.ca.


NOVEMBER
TBA -- Mecca Chrome and Accessories Show.
NAST / Truck-Lite Trophy Show, Miami, Fla. Call 305-884-2028, or see www.mecatruckchrome.com or www.nastshowtrucks.org.

7-9 -- CamExpo. Centre de Foires, Quebec City, Que. See www.cam-expo.com.

20-21 ¬-- Ontario Trucking Association Annual Convention. Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Call OTA at 416-249-7401, or see www.ontruck.org.