Truck drivers work hard and are the backbone of the distribution system of most countries in the world. Our food and our requirements of life would just not be easily obtainable without trucks and their drivers. Trains, boats and barges cannot do the same job. There are certain to be some truck drivers who just see driving as ‘a job’, but it is probable that most drivers love what they do and love the way of life.
They are modern day cowboys getting the food to where people need it. These truckers love their lifestyle and they love being with similar-minded people, other truckers, which is why there are truck driving shows. Many truckers like to spend some of their spare time every year at a truck driving show or two. These shows can last a weekend or even a week and are meant to be enjoyable events for the whole family.
At these truck driving shows, visitors can expect to find thousands of similar-minded people, information on modern semi-trucks, cut-rate insurance, new semi-truck accessories and clothing. That is enough to satisfy the business sense of the trucker, but there is also food, live concerts, and other forms of entertainment.
Truckers are regaled with masses of information on all aspects of trucking: recent trends, recent regulations and laws, up-to-the-minute border crossing rules and much, much more. Visitors will come away with bags full of information to read at their convenience later.
Children love the stores, the side shows, the food and the live music, some of whom are very famous. These truck driving shows are real showcases. Real razzmatazz with all the fun of the fair.
Makers of semi-trucks and trailers put on exhibitions of the latest models and frequently have professional drivers putting them through their paces before your eyes. You can also climb in to get the feel of being in the latest technology available at the moment. It is not strange to be offered a discount, if you sign up for a new semi at the show.
Truckers are surveyed over and over again, but it gives them the chance to suggest changes to future models of semi. There will also be unique offers from insurance firms and chances to join truckers’ organizations and associations.
One of the most well-liked events is the Show and Shine, where working truckers show off there prized working vehicles. No show dogs here, only sheep dogs. All working trucks not just show trucks. Owner operators and independents really love them. They are for the genuine enthusiasts.
It is well-worth visiting truck driving shows if you have never visited one. The truckers organization you are in should have a list of the truck driving shows in your vicinity, otherwise you can go on line and find loads of them in the summer months. If you want to go for free, why not organize a drop or / and a load in the locale so the stay over pays for itself?