Driving contests highlight trucking’s May calendar

FedEx driver John Willinger competes during the 2017 Kentucky Truck Driving Championships. (Image Courtesy of FedEx)FedEx driver John Willinger competes during the 2017 Kentucky Truck Driving Championships. (Image Courtesy of FedEx)

State trucking championships are scattered throughout the calendar in May, with a total of 19 states having their annual competitions during the upcoming month.

The state-level championships bring together each state’s top drivers to compete in several classes. Class winners graduate on to the national competition, which will be held later in the year, Aug. 14-17, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The American Truck Historical Society will meet for its national convention at the end of the month. The group will gather in Reno, Nevada, May 31 – June 2.

The organization also has various chapter shows in May.

Here’s what’s happening in May:

  • May 3-4: Antique Truck and Tractor Show at Ratcliffe Transportation Museum in Pulaski, Virginia
  • May 3-4: Idaho Truck Driving Championship in Meridian
  • May 3-4: South Carolina Truck Driving Championship in Columbia
  • May 3-4: Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck & Tractor Show at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa
  • May 4: Super Duty Truck Show at Super Duty Truck Parts in Newark, Ohio
  • May 4-5: Mason Dixon Show at Gladhill Tractor Mart in Frederick, Maryland
  • May 5: ATHS So Cal Chapter Antique Truck Show and Swap Meet at Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California
  • May 5: Harrison Career Center FFA Tractor, Truck, Engine & Car Show at Harrison County Fairgrounds in Cadiz, Ohio
  • May 5: ATHS Pine Tree Chapter Spring Stretch at The Bickford Collection in Yarmouth, Maine
  • May 5-8: Kenly 95 East Coast Truckers Jamboree in Kenly, North Carolina
  • May 9-11: North Carolina Truck Driving Championship in Raleigh
  • May 10-11: Georgia Truck Driving Championship in Buford
  • May 10-11: Oklahoma Truck Driving Championship in Oklahoma City
  • May 11: New Mexico Truck Driving Championship in Bernalillo
  • May 11: ATHS Three Trails Chapter Truck Show at Charles Wheeler Airport in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 12: Mother’s Day Truck Convoy for Make-A-Wish in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • May 17-18: Kentucky Truck Driving Championship in Sparta
  • May 17-18: Ohio Truck Driving Championship in Sandusky
  • May 17-18: Wisconsin Truck Driving Championship in Appleton
  • May 18: Delaware Truck Driving Championship in Harrington
  • May 18: Maine Truck Driving Championship in Hermon
  • May 18: South Dakota Truck Driving Championship in Sioux Falls
  • May 18: ATHS Greater Cincinatti Chapter Truck Show at Howard Trucking in Fairborn, Ohio
  • May 18: Lester Brown Memorial Antique Truck Show at North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina
  • May 18: Sam Maggio Classic Truck Show in Cherry Valley, Illinois
  • May 19: Minnesota Metro Chapter Truck Show at Rihn Kenworth in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • May 19: California Truck Driving Champion, location to be determined
  • May 30: ATHS Donner Summit Truck Run & BBQ at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Norden, California
  • May 31: Alabama Truck Driving Championship in Pelham
  • May 31: Alaska Truck Driving Championship in Anchorage
  • May 30 – June 2: Wheel Jam Truck Show at South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota
  • May 31 – June 1: Missouri Truck Driving Championship in Branson
  • May 31 – June 1: Nebraska Truck Driving Championship in Grand Island
  • May 31 – June 1: Utah Truck Driving Championship in Salt Lake City
  • May 31 – June 1: Texas Truck Driving Championship in Waco
  • May 31 – June 2: ATHS National Convention and Truck Show at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada