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Truck World 2024 to Celebrate South Asian community


Truck World 2024, Canada’s largest trucking trade show, will pay tribute to the South Asian community’s significant contributions to the industry. This year’s event includes a historical exhibition, special reception, networking opportunities, and more.

Thierry Quagliata, Show Manager at Newcom, expressed enthusiasm for recognizing the South Asian community’s role. He stated, “We are thrilled to honor the South Asian community’s invaluable contributions to the trucking industry. This year’s show highlights our appreciation for diversity.”

Truck World 2024 will be held at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, from April 18 to 20. The event features over 450 exhibitors across 390,000 square feet, showcasing equipment, innovations, and solutions.

Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation, praised truck drivers as everyday heroes delivering essential goods across the province. He emphasized the government’s support for the industry under Premier Ford’s leadership.

Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, highlighted Brampton’s role as a transportation hub with over 11,000 companies employing 24,000 people in the sector.

Truck World stands as Canada’s premier commercial transportation event, offering a comprehensive platform for industry networking, education, and innovation. With over 350 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services. Moreover, Truck World’s dedication to sustainability is evident through various initiatives. Such as, promoting zero-emission vehicles and eco-friendly practices, ensuring a greener future for the trucking industry.

Canada’s trucking industry urgently seeks over 9,600 immigrant truck drivers for immediate employment, with tens of thousands more positions opening up in the coming years.

Craig Faucette, Chief Program Officer of Trucking HR, reveals that Canada currently faces 23,532 driver vacancies, a number projected to soar to 55,000 by 2024, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

To address this shortage, Canada has implemented immigration policies facilitating work permits and permanent resident status for experienced truck drivers from abroad. Eligible candidates can apply through Canada’s online Express Entry system or the Provincial Nominee Program.

Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of five months of continuous truck driving experience, either in Canada or internationally, to qualify for truck driver positions.

Industry members can attend for free by using promo code KAPOW when registering online at This reflects the organizers’ commitment to accessibility and celebrating diversity.

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