When the second season of “Trick My Truck” premieres on the Country
Music Television network this fall, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers
Association will be well represented.
Because of confidentiality agreements, the names of the owner-operators
who will have their trucks made over can’t be released at this time. However, Land Line confirmed that of the coming
season’s 12 episodes, three will feature OOIDA members. In two of those three
episodes, more than one member will be featured.
“Trick My Truck” became one of CMT’s most successful shows of all time
when it debuted last season. The program, which showcases the Chrome Shop Mafia
based in Joplin, MO, giving jaw-dropping makeovers to owner-operator’s trucks,
was officially picked up for a second season March 1.
Todd Lewis, producer and director of “Trick My Truck,” told Land Line that the second season will be
expanded to 12 episodes – four more than the first season.
“We’re doing 12 in the same time frame of four and a half months, so
it’s quite a feat that we’re going to try to pull off,” Lewis said.
However, experience from the first season has drastically cut the
amount of time it takes to produce each episode, he said.
“We are totally dialed in right now,” Lewis said. “It’s become a lot
easier. We’ve just learned how to do this better.”
According to CMT, the premiere episode of “Trick My Truck” last season
was the highest-rated regularly scheduled premiere in the network’s history.
– By Aaron Ladage, staff writer