New truck club plans show in western Massachusetts

A new truck club in western Massachusetts is organizing its first show to be held June 14.

The Road Rangers 413 Truck Club is staging the event at the Westfield Fairgrounds, 126 Russelville Rd. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free.

Amy McGrath, vice president of the club and one of the show’s organizers, said they are looking forward to having “a large amount of trucks from all over. Young, old, clean or dirty. Fleet or O/O.” To make that possible, truck registration for the event is just $10.

In addition, there will be a number of vendors. McGrath said she and the club’s co-organizer Scott Burke have commitments from a tire vendor, soap, tractor and yard equipment, tools, New England Tractor Trailer Training School, Patriot Freightliner, Ballard Mack, and they are waiting for confirmation from several others.

McGrath said the club will donate proceeds from the show to two charities; one benefits wild and forest firefighters and the other a breast form fund.

“Our goal as a club is to try and bring a little bit of class and respect back to the industry one person at a time if need be,” said McGrath, who drives for Lockwood Construction services from Haydenville, Mass. “We’re hoping by holding shows and events and bi-monthly meetings it will attract positive attention and bring a higher quality influence to others. We are also hoping to educate ourselves and others by passing on and sharing our knowledge of the industry as a whole.”