New expo partners with The Great American Trucking Show to place spotlight on new pickups and accessories at the Dallas Convention Center; major pickup manufacturers commit to exhibit
- Combined shows will attract more than 500 exhibitors and 50,000-plus attendees
- Covers Class 1-8 trucks and accessories
- Attracts heavy contractors, landscape contractors, city/municipality fleets, DOT, road builders and their suppliers, owner-operators, fleet executives
- Dallas Convention Center, Aug. 23-25
- Part of Intersection 2012
TUSCALOOSA, AL (June 2012) – The ProPickup Truck Expo – a new automotive aftermarket tradeshow showcasing full-size pickups and accessories – has joined forces with the Great American Trucking Show to create what could be the nation’s biggest truck trade show of the year when it rolls into the Dallas Convention Center in late August.
“The ProPickup Truck Expo (PPTE) is focused on bringing owners, CEOs, fleet managers, DOT, utility and others involved with the heavy construction and contracting trades together with pickup manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, suppliers and specialty manufacturers of full-size pickups, parts and accessories,” says Dan Tidwell, senior VP/group publisher of the Randall-Reilly Construction Media Group.
“Having the ProPickup Truck Expo at the same time as the Great American Trucking Show will bring the entire trucking world, from pickups to big-rigs, together under one roof,” says Tidwell. “PPTE is the physical extension of the editorial content found in ProPickup magazine, which focuses on equipment and upgrades that help professional contractors maximize the efficiency of their pickups. Our new expo will expand the market reach and awareness of exhibitors and attendees alike.”
Exhibit space for both trade shows is filling fast with GMC Truck, Ram Truck and other leading OE and aftermarket manufacturers of full-size pickup parts, accessories and services already staking claim to PPTE’s valuable floor space.
“Our events group’s focus over the last few years has been on creating segment-specific programs to attract new audiences to Dallas,” says Alan K. Sims, vice president/executive director, Randall-Reilly Events, which produces GATS and the ProPickup Truck Expo. “GATS has done exceptionally during the past 14 years in attracting the over-the-road audience to the Dallas Convention Center. We believe the addition of the ProPickup Truck Expo, with its hundreds of exhibitors, will have the same success in attracting those who rely on pickups as the backbone of their business.”
ProPickup Truck Expo, GATS and all of the events and conferences surrounding it fall under the umbrella of Intersection 2012 – an all-encompassing, week-long event developed to attract participants from all segments of the trucking and construction trades.
“We believe Intersection 2012 will benefit exhibitors and attendees by enabling them to maximize their networking, educational and buying/selling opportunities,” says Jeff Mason, Randall-Reilly senior vice president, trucking. “They will save time and money by achieving multiple goals with one all-encompassing event.”
This year’s events at Intersection 2012 will be held August 22-25 at the Dallas Convention Center. Please visit http://www.intersection2012.com or http://www.propickupexpo.com for complete information.
About the ProPickup Truck Expo
The ProPickup Truck Expo 2012, which is a new addition to Intersection 2012, is a trade-only show focusing exclusively on full-size pickups, and all related accessories and services. It is presented by ProPickup magazine. It includes educational seminars; product demonstrations; displays of new products; pickup ride-and-drive programs; customized work pickups; and many other opportunities to get ideas on how to accessorize, customize and upfit pickups to make your business more profitable.
About the Great American Trucking Show
The Great American Trucking Show is an all-encompassing convention of trucking professionals, featuring nearly 450 exhibitors representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy- and medium-duty trucking industry. Educational opportunities include the TruckSmart Summit and sessions produced by the Texas Motor Transportation Association. More than 45,000 trucking professionals attend GATS, including fleet executives, owner-operators, safety and operation managers and suppliers.
Founded in 1934, Randall-Reilly (www.randallreilly.com) is the premier U.S. media and information company focused on the trucking and construction markets. Its diversified portfolio includes print and digital publications, custom media, websites, interactive media, data products, research and events. The company’s trucking division serves the fleet, owner-operator, recruitment, truck stop, pre-owned truck and trailer, dealer and heavy-duty aftermarket segments. Randall-Reilly’s construction division covers the highway and heavy construction, road building, aggregates, landscaping and used equipment markets.
Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates business is an industry-leading collector and aggregator of equipment purchase and financing data, which it offers to its customers in industrial equipment end markets for sales lead generation and market intelligence. The company’s Custom Media Division provides major corporations with customized brand marketing programs.
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