Monday, January 10, 2011

Freight Truck Operators To Convene At Major Exhibition

Industry Recovery Sees Return of Popular Event
Shipping News Feature

UK – Anticipation is building for the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop which will be held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) between the 12th and 14th April after a three year absence. Turbulent times saw the 2009 event cancelled and a renamed show last year. Now, with markets showing signs of reinvigoration and technological advances right across the board, both exhibitors and visitors can look forward to a smorgasbord of new choices for freight truck operators and logistics suppliers.

The show will give exhibitors the opportunity to demonstrate not only their products but the fact that they are good enough to survive a recession which has sent lesser firms to the wall. Amongst those signed up to appear are MAN Truck and Bus UK offering their take on the industry for the coming decade and Locks4Vans, the largest supplementary automotive lock manufacturer in the UK whose director Andrew Dunley describes the show somewhat ironically as a ‘key’ event in the launch of the company’s latest range.

The exhibitors range from the more mundane but essential products associated with the truck world like Nike Power Equipment’s range of in-situ commercial vehicle workshop tooling designed with lightness and practicality in mind to the more exotic like Mobileye C2-270, a collision avoidance system from EyeDrive Systems which uses a windscreen-mounted camera and sophisticated electronics to detect pedestrians, lane markings and traffic hazards. The system will warn the vehicle’s driver of potential hazards and, the firm says, “cuts traffic accidents by more than 50%.”

The show runs in tandem with the Workshop Show which includes a who’s who of suppliers dedicated to keep cargo fleets serviced and safe with their supplies of parts, tools and advanced equipment. The CV Show LLP comprises the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and IRTE Services Ltd, the trading company of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers).