Carlisle Truck Nationals coming up – and more

| 8/5/2011

This weekend mini-trucks, big rigs and everything in between are coming to Carlisle, PA, for the Carlisle Truck Nationals, Aug. 5-7. Among the things to do, people can get a close-up look at monster trucks and enjoy family fun at the tailgate party. For more information, visit or call 717-243-7855.

There’s plenty more events on the calendar for the rest of the summer and fall season.

Waupun, WI, welcomes truckers for the 22nd annual Waupun Truck-n-Show, Aug. 12-13. In addition to all the trucks, attendees can visit over 50 exhibitors, enjoy live music, food and a parade. For more information, visit or call 920-324-9985.

Aug. 12-13, if you are in the area, head over to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT, for the Great Salt Lake Truck Show. Visitors can participate in a variety of games and activities. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. For more information, visit or call 800-877-1320.

For the second year, OOIDA Senior Member Tinker Raasch is hosting the Chase County Fair Truck Show, Aug. 19-20. The show is at the swimming pool parking lot at 521 E 9th St. in Imperial, NE. There will be a truck simulator on site in addition to a hayride and truck polishing services. For more information, visit

The National Association of Truck Shows is having an event Aug. 19-20 in Eau Claire, WI. Check it out at the Oakwood Mall. “Ice Road Trucker” and OOIDA Life Member Alex Debogorski will be in attendance. For more information, visit or call 715-832-6666.

Get to the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX, Aug. 25-27 for the Great American Trucking Show. It’s the nation’s second-largest trucking trade show. For more information, visit or call 888-349-4287.

Sept. 9-10 check out the Big Iron Classic at the Dodge County Fair Grounds in Kasson, MN. It’s the largest truck show and charity drive in the Midwest. Don’t forget to bring a donation for the toy drive. For more information, visit or call 507-635-2112.

CVSA Brake Safety week is Sept. 11-17. The event is held nationwide by participating members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. For more information, visit

The “Parade of Lights” across the Mackinac Bridge is always a favorite at the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, which begins Sept. 16 and runs through Sept. 18. This NAST event is taking place in St. Ignace, MI, and admission is free. For more information, visit or call 906-643-8087.

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is taking place in most regions Sept.17. For more information, visit A list of convoy details by state is available here. Stay tuned to for updates.

Zoom over to the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA, Sept. 25 for the Truckin’ for Kids Truck Drags & Show & Shine. The event is a charity benefit featuring show trucks, drag races and more. For additional information, visit or call 208-448-2811.

Truckers are innocent until proven guilty… Guilty By Association Truck Show & Customer Expo, that is. This is a low-stress event hosted by 4 State Trucks, home of the Chrome Shop Mafia in Joplin, MO, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For more information, visit or call 417-624-2900.

Sept. 30-Oct.2 is the date for the Bobby Lindamood Memorial Truck Show in Ft. Worth, TX. This is the third year for this NAST event, memorializing Lindamood, who was the owner of Lindamood Demolition. For more information, visit or call Bo Trout at 734-323-3397 or Jake Lindamood at 214-384-0802.

Convoy for a Cure – Ontario, West, is rolling at the 5th Wheel Truck Stop in Dorchester, Ontario, Oct. 15. Proceeds will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, visit or call Joanne MacKenzie at 613-498-9064.

The first ever Truck Driver Social Media Convention will take place Oct. 15 at the Gold Strike Resort and Casino in Tunica, MS. Participants will enjoy meals, entertainment, speakers and discussions about industry issues during the convention. For more information, visit or call 352-505-8162.

OOIDA Life Member Cindy Stowe is once again hosting the Convoy for a Cure USA. Join her at the Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, TX, on Oct. 21-22 and help her raise money for For more information, visit or call 903-288-0374.

Get some sun at the Meca South Florida Truck Show, Nov. 4-6 in Miami, FL. This NAST event is sure to feature lots of chrome. For more information, visit or call Eric Garcia at 305-884-2028.