Christchurch Trucking Industry Show goes from strength to strength

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 5, 2017

Bookings have opened for the TMC Trucking Industry Show 2018 on 9 to 10 March 2018, with organisers saying the strong uptake reflected the popularity of this biennial event.

The previous show in 2016 saw more than 22,000 visitors, 83 trade exhibitors and 380 trucks (for the Show and Shine competition) attend on the day.

The continued growth of the show has necessitated a change of location to the Canterbury Agriculture Park, Curletts Road, Christchurch. The new location allows more display area, more attractions and room for more working displays.

TMC Trailers Ltd was quick to secure the naming rights for a second time, with other sponsors including Heavy Trucks Christchurch (MAN and Western Star), Sime Darby (Volvo, UD, Truck Stops, Mack and Hino), Gough TWL, CVC, and Bridgestone.

A large area has been set aside to allow the truck importers to showcase their latest offerings, and there will be the opportunity for some test drives.  

The popular Kids Zone will be extended and will include the Heavy Trucks sandpit, truck bouncy castle, and a chill out zone. Truck rides will be available for the first time – a must for the kids.

Radio controlled trucks are back with more trucks and an improved layout.

The popular Show and Shine remains a main attraction, showcasing the professionalism of the drivers as they line up in their polished and shiny working trucks. There are more than 40 awards/prizes up for grabs, including a new ‘Truck of the Show‘ award.

The trade only day on Friday 9 will offer exhibitors the ability interact more closely with their clients in the closed environment. Local schools will also be invited to attend the trade only day to gain a behind the scenes look at the trucking industry and possible pathways to joining.  

The TMC Trucking Industry Show 2018 is not to be missed – there will be something for everyone.

Ronald McDonald House South Island and Canterbury Child Cancer will again benefit from the generosity of the industry.

Show entry is $5 per adult, with children under 18 free.

Booking details and more information can be found at or by contacting Carol McGeady on 021 252 7252 or Rebecca Dinmore on 021 069 2841