BIG DAY: Todd, Toby, Craig and Tyson Bowden from South Australia loving the 2016 Melbourne Truck Show.
BIG DAY: Todd, Toby, Craig and Tyson Bowden from South Australia loving the 2016 Melbourne Truck Show. Carly Morrissey

ITTES 2016 draws loads of interest

THE International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show (ITTES) was a winner this year and despite talk of lower attendance, the show drew strong trade and public attendance.

Although a number of manufacturers didn't attend, the fifth instalment of the show had a turnout with approximately 6500 people each day and the most product premiers in the show's decade-long history.

The live test track was a big hit and really injected some excitement into the show.

"With our second highest exhibitor turnout ever (400-plus) and a record number of Australian and world firsts at the show, ITTES has maintained its position as an important business platform for the heavy-duty trucking industry," said show director Simon Coburn.

"Having the opportunity to experience equipment live and in action on the test track was a highlight for many visitors and showed how different Melbourne is to other events of its kind around the world," he said, pointing out the two new events were also well received.

For the full show wrap up, from photos to event coverage and more, see the next edition of Big Rigs out on June 3.

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