2007 New England Truck Show happens June 15-16

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The Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association will host the 2007 New England Truck Show on Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16.

The show will begin Friday, June 15, with the Annual Transportation Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and special guest Ray Kuntz, incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations. Guests from the Massachusetts State Police, the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration also will attend. The Safe Driver of the Year Award for 2007 will be presented.

The show will open at 2 p.m. at the Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Mass. The show will feature a fuel-saving equipment showcase sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who also is hosting a morning program that will outline various fuel saving technologies to transportation professionals. All truck and engine manufacturers will be on hand to demonstrate the latest designs and technologies, and vendors of products and services also will have displays. The show is open Friday, June 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. — with a complimentary cocktail reception from 4 to 7 p.m. — and Saturday, June 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, June 16, all professional drivers are invited to participate in the 2007 Truck Rodeo. Awards will be given at 4 p.m. to the top three drivers in various categories. In conjunction with the Rodeo, a Show and Shine contest will be held with judging occurring throughout the day.

For free tickets to the truck show and to register for all other events, visit the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association website or call 888-401-6682.