AX Transportation entered two trucks in the first annual Las Vegas Semi Truck Show.
The Las Vegas Semi Truck Show was sponsored by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. The event was held on April 22nd at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring and included a truck show during the day and truck races in the evening.
The American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the trucking industry, the history of trucks and its pioneers. ATHS has been growing in popularity with truck enthusiasts, as well as companies in the trucking industry, such as AX Transportation, interested in marketing and showcasing equipment, employee recruitment and networking opportunities. Membership for ATHS increased from 350 in 1977 to 9,000 in 1990. Current membership today is 21,000.
AX Transportation entered two trucks in the show; a Kenworth T680 with Doonon step deck featuring an Xtreme and Snorkel logoed Conestoga top, and to advertise Ahern Rentals, they entered a Kenworth T680 tractor with a new Landoll trailer, showcasing an Xtreme Telehandler XR1245 riding on its deck for Xtreme effect.
Along with over 200 attendees, the company representatives present were Chris Nigro, Transportation Manager, Rob Mortimer, Compliance and Safety Specialist, Robert Hawkins, Fleet Manager for Ahern Rentals and truck drivers, Joe Reisert and Craig Hayward.
Joe Reisert was a lucky winner of $250 worth of tools from the show raffle, and Rob Mortimer participated as an expert judge. The grand prize winner of the show took home $6,000 for the semi truck category, and $1,000 checks went to the pickup truck, as well as the 1988 and older category winners.