Truck competitions, shows make May a busy month

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Updated Apr 27, 2018
The light show will return for this year’s Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck Show. (Image Courtesy of Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck Show/Facebook)The light show will return for this year’s Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck Show. (Image Courtesy of Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck Show/Facebook)

The trucking industry has no shortage of things to do in May. From several state trucking championships to various truck shows, the industry’s May calendar is packed.

The month kicks off with the Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck and Tractor Show at the Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa, May 4-5. Admissions is $10 per day and children under 12 receive free admission. The truck show will be distributing free purple survivor shirts to any attendees who are cancer survivors.

The show will feature a cancer survivor convoy its first night followed by a truck pull and light show. The next day’s activities will include a children’s tractor pull, live auction and truck drag racing. Vendors will be set up throughout the show both days. Gates open at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The month ends with the American Truck Historical Society National Convention and Truck Show at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky May 31 to June 2.

Here’s what’s happening in May:

  • May 4-5: Midwest Pride In Your Ride Truck and Tractor Show at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa
  • May 4-5: Fitzgerald Peterbilt Semi-Casual Truck Show at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tennessee
  • May 4-5: Virginia Truck Driving Championships in Chester, Virginia
  • May 4-6: American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) Southern California Chapter Truck Show and Swap Meet at Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California
  • May 5: Idaho Truck Driving Championships in Meridian, Idaho
  • May 5-6: ATHS Mason Dixon Chapter Annual Antique Truck Show Gladhill Tractor Mart Inc. in Frederick, Maryland
  • May 10-12: Georgia Truck Driving Championships in Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia
  • May 11-12: National Minority Trucking Association Top Expo Conference at Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 10-13: Kenly 95 East Coast Truckers Jamboree in Kenly, North Carolina
  • May 12: Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • May 12: ATHS 3 Trails Chapter Truck Show at Connie Museum in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 12: ATHS Palmetto Upstate Chapter Spring Truck Show at Oneal Church of God in Greer, South Carolina
  • May 12: ATHS Piedmont Carolina Lester Brown Memorial Antique Truck Show at North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina
  • May 13: Mother’s Day Convoy for the Make A Wish Foundation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • May 18-19: Joplin Truckers Jamboree at Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Missouri
  • May 18-19: Alaska Truck Driving Championships in Anchorage, Alaska
  • May 18-19: Kentucky Truck Driving Championships in Sparta, Kentucky
  • May 18-19: North Carolina Truck Driving Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 18-19: Ohio Truck Driving Championships in Sandusky, Ohio
  • May 18-19: Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • May 19: ATHS Greater Cincinnati Chapter Truck Show at 10955 Haddix Road in Fairborn, Ohio
  • May 19: ATHS Middle Tennessee Spring Show at Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • May 19: ATHS Shenandoah Valley Chapter Truck Show at 90 Green Street in Bridgewater, Virginia
  • May 19: Sam Maggio Classic Truck Show at I-39 and Baxter Road in Cherry Valley, Illinois
  • May 19: Delaware Truck Driving Championships in Harrington, Delaware
  • May 19: New Mexico Truck Driving Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • May 19: Maine Truck Driving Championships in Hermon, Maine
  • May 19: South Dakota Truck Driving Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • May 20: California Truck Driving Championships in West Sacramento, California
  • May 26: ATHS Grand River Annual Chapter Show at Cross Orchards Historic Site in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • May 26: Springtime Truck and Tractor Show at 87 Pleasant Street in Passadumkeag, Maine
  • May 31 – June 2: ATHS National Convention and Truck Show at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
  • May 31 – June 3: Wheel Jam Truck Show at South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota