American way of trucks @ IAA 2018

These sporty models will send every trucker’s heart racing! Visit the unique US Truck Show at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hall 21, and admire well-known brands such as Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, International and Mack.

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It’s the really big brands that will be presented during an impressive special show at the IAA 2018 by American Truck Promotion (ATP) on an area totaling almost 1,000 square meters. Visitors to the IAA will find numerous highlights such as a Peterbilt 386 and a Peterbilt 379 with a sleeper cab three meters long. There will also be a Peterbilt 359, regarded as the granddaddy of all US trucks, a Mack Vision EZ 2002, a Kenworth W900L and a Kenworth T600 Showstage. The exhibits will include two special show trucks, the International 9300 Eagle and a Peterbilt 379-127 EXHD. Visitors can also admire the blue and red Optimus Prime Transformers show truck, an international star from the well-known movie series, which has been driven by the actor Mark Wahlberg.

With their chrome-plated high pipes, polished tanks, huge sleeper cabs and long hoods, the US trucks are something of a rarity on German roads. But in the United States and Canada they rule the sheer endless highways. According to exhibitor Marco Barkanowitz, all the trucks on display at the IAA are one-off items. They have been adapted to satisfy the European technical road traffic regulations, and are registered in Germany. It is noteworthy that some of the trailers are have a permit for regular use – as flatbed trucks, container chassis, tippers or tank trailers. Barkanowitz, an entrepreneur from Brandenburg, is one of the largest importers of US trucks in Europe, and has been developing and running roadshows for more than 20 years. In fact this will be the fifth time he has been a guest at the IAA Commercial Vehicles.

Tickets for truckers

The Trucker & Bus Ticket gives all truck and bus drivers (with professional ID) reduced-price admission to the IAA at the cash desks on the show grounds. Other types of admission tickets are also available from the online Ticketshop. A regular day ticket costs 22 euros on weekdays and 13 euros on the weekend. Concessionary tickets for schoolchildren and students are on sale for only 7 euros. In addition, the flexible afternoon tickets are again available, which are valid from 13 h on weekdays and cost 10 euros. And the full event ticket for only 69 euros gives visitors entry to the IAA 2018 on all exhibition days for exploring the world of commercial vehicles.