TRUXPO 2014 | A Look Back And Draw Winner Announced

Industry Comes Together For Western Canada's Largest Commercial Trucking Show

TRUXPO 2014 decked the Tradex grounds in Abbotsford on September 19-20, last week. Event producers boast that the event was attended by over ten thousand visitors ranging from individuals and families alike. Western Canada's largest trucking and logistics show brought the industry together, attracting local, national and international exhibitors and visitors and showcasing the latest in commercial trucking, logistics and transportation equipment.

While most attendees stopped by the various exhibitors to size up the latest and greatest in trucks, trailers, and equipment, the focal point of the show was Optimus Prime - the amazing truck from Transformers 4 at the Western Star booth. Show goers and Transformers fans capitalized on the chance to get up close and personal with a real movie "star"!

For those of you who could not come out, highlights of the two-day event included:

  • BCTA Sector Update Conference - the conference program was chock-full of informative and relevant industry information and attracted delegates from western trucking associations and their industry counterparts.
  • Industry Luncheon - keynote speech by CFL legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons.
  • Multi-cultural Events - Special entertainment and food, both ethnic and Canadian to celebrate Canada's diverse trucking industry.
  • Recruiting Here feature - Drivers, mechanics and other related professionals met prospective new employers.
  • Big Rig Show & Shine - An impressive grouping of both show and working trucks, all vying for honors in the Truck Beauty Pageant.

Once again, Pacific Customs Brokers was an exhibitor at this year's show. We answered highway carrier, cross-border or customs related questions. We showcased Border Pro for Carriers, our suite of services created to help carriers, truckers, drivers, dispatchers and self-carrying importers seamlessly clear customs. Our staff found it to be a great opportunity to mingle and network with industry partners.

Draw Winner Announced:

If you visited us at booth #672 and participated in our draw for a delicious dinner, you must be eagerly waiting to hear of the results. Congratulations to Ben Reimer from Reimer Brothers on winning the gift certificate to the fabulous Derby Bar and Grill. Thank you to all who stopped by our booth and participated in the draw.

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Adriana Petty

Her career in the international trade industry began over 7 years ago while she simultaneously worked her way to earning a Marketing Management Certificate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) School of Business in 2018. Adriana spearheads the education program, external speaking engagements and internal staff events all while providing support to the Graphic Design team when necessary. The education program/industry events focus on teaching importers, exporters, carriers, and the like, the importance of customs compliance while getting goods across international borders efficiently, accurately and with the least amount of exposure to delays. In 2015, she joined the Marketing and Events Committee for The American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter where she volunteers her time at events from inception to take-down. In 2017, she’d grown such an affinity for Graphic Design that an education in Marketing was just not enough, and enrolled herself in British Columbia Institute of Technology's (BCIT) Graphic Design program with the goal of amalgamating her fields of study to become a little Marketing & Graphic Design powerhouse.

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