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Ferro to speak at Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show

The 2014 Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show includes expanded displays, programs and space for nearly 200 exhibitors.

The Trucker News Services

12/30/2013

PEORIA, Ill. — Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2014, at the Peoria Civic Center.

Ferro will speak at the opening session and will update truck operators on FMCSA’s regulatory agenda and what’s ahead for the industry.

The 2014 Show, held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Mid-West Truckers Association, is continuing to grow with more exhibitors and the Truckers Pride Truck Beauty Contest for work and show trucks, said Don Schaefer, Mid-West Truckers Association president.

“The 2014 Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show includes expanded displays, programs and space for nearly 200 exhibitors to help truck operators move ahead in a complex market while facing the challenges of changing regulations, an uncertain economy and increased costs,” Schaefer said.

The Peoria Civic Center is located at 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, just off Interstate 74 in downtown Peoria.

Ample truck access and parking is available.

Schaefer said truck show attendees will see displays of the newest tractors, trailers, engines, parts, accessories, communication and computer equipment, tires, lubricants, services and much more. In addition, representatives of all state and federal government agencies that deal with the trucking industry will be available to answer questions.

The Truckers Pride Truck Beauty Contest includes an antique truck category and a People’s Choice Award, voted by all attendees.

Truck entries will be accepted at MidwestTruckShow.com.

Back for a return engagement is the Trucker’s Pinewood Derby, where big truckers and little truckers can build their own model racing rig and run on a certified Pinewood Derby track, Schaefer said, adding that all entry fees go to Special Olympics.

Show hours will be Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is free with promotional tickets available from most Midwest industry suppliers or online at MidwestTruckShow.com

For more information contact Schaefer at (217) 525-0310 or dons@midwesttruckers.com

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