Truck shows are a great way for drivers to travel the country and meet other people who share a passion for big rigs. Shows always bring out the best and baddest trucks on the road and have all types of events and giveaways to make it fun for the whole family. You don’t even have to drive to have a good time: Shows such as the Wheel Jam truck show in South Dakota and The Big Iron Classic in Minnesota have truck pulls, drag races and live music to keep even the most casual truck enthusiast entertained for the whole weekend. Truck shows are also great for small trucking companies looking for drivers and owner/operators looking for work. There aren’t many other places where just about everyone you talk to has a big rig to their name.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular shows happening this year and hope everyone marks their calendars. That being said, there are plenty more shows all across the nation so make sure to check with your buddies, coworkers and organizations for other shows near you. Here is a brief summary of the events going on at these shows and what you need to know to get registered:
Wheel Jam Truck Show:
Friday June 6th to Sunday June 8th
Huron, South Dakota
Registration Information: http://www.wheeljamtruckshow.com/registration_6.html
This show will feature hot rods, a chili cook-off and over 150 registered show trucks of all makes and models. There will also be lots of prizes and giveaways as well as a truck pull and drag race. The show lasts the whole weekend so make sure to use the event list on the website to plan accordingly. South Dakota is beautiful this time of the year so make sure to come out, we’ll be there!
Texas Trucking Show
Thursday, July 24th – Saturday July 26th
Registration Information: http://texastruckingshow.com/
This show will be more business oriented and serve as a great resource for anyone doing business in Texas. There will still be great looking trucks everywhere and plenty to do in this three day event. Texas is a hotspot for trucking and this show could be a great way to get your foot in the door in the area.
Great American Truck Show
Thursday August 21st – Saturday August 23rd
Registration Information: http://www.gatsonline.com/events/how-attend/
The biggest truck show in Texas and one of the biggest of the year. This final show on the Pride and Polish truck show circuit has tons of great looking trucks as well as lots of chrome and accessories to browse through in the booths. PACCAR, Navistar and Freightliner always have some big reveals and surprises in store for attendees. Plus, the show is free if you register beforehand. We’ll be there this year so make sure to look out for our booth.
The Big Iron Classic
Friday September 5th – Saturday September 6th
Registration Information: http://www.bigironclassic.com/truck.php
The biggest “Working Class” truck show, the Big Iron Classic is a great show to kick back, relax and have a good time. There are over 600 trucks and over 15,000 people with tons of fun events such as a 60,000lb sled pull. Also, all of the show’s profits go to charity so everything is for a good cause. You don’t want to miss this!
75th Annual Peterbilt Show
San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton California
Registration Information: http://www.75thanniversary.org/#!registration/c158d
This is a one day festival for all things Peterbilt. There will be a show, giveaways and over 400 trucks on display. They will be raffling off a 1976 Peterbilt extended hood as well. If you love your Peterbilt you don’t want to miss this show.
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