North American Commercial Vehicle Show taking shape

An industry favourite has emerged in the race for establishing a new national transport event in North America.

The proposed North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV), to be held in Atlanta, has reportedly been backed by the majority of truck OEMs and tier-one component suppliers in the US.

US news outlet Heavy Duty Trucking reported that organisers have held an on-site information event in Atlanta last week, confirming that “all truck makers except for Paccar” have made a long-term commitment to the biennial event.

“Organisers have been working closely with truck makers and suppliers to craft an event they say is unlike any other commercial trucking show in the country. It’s a professional, business-oriented event designed to showcase the latest equipment and technology to decision-makers at medium and large fleets,” Heavy Duty Trucking said.

With large fleet executives the primary target audience, organisers reportedly said they would not expect huge crowds but instead aimed at attendance figures between 10,000 to 15,000 for the first edition, with later years expected to bring in up 30,000.

The proposed date has been moved out a week, with the inaugural Show now to take place between 25-29 September 2017.

The new show will be put on Canada’s Newcom media company and Hanover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Germany-based Deutsche Messe, the company behind the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany.

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