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​41st Annual U.S. Diesel Truckin’ Nationals

By Matt Conrad

February, 2018

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The U.S Diesel Trucking Nationals held their 41st annual truck show at Raceway Park in Englishtown NJ this past September. This show continues to prove year after year that it truly is the largest truck show in the country. The diesel big rig portion of this show was presented in a spectacular way once again by Elizabeth Truck Center from Elizabeth NJ. Elizabeth Truck Center offers some of the best custom work on trucks, chrome parts, and much more. This year they continued to prove their truck building abilities to a high standard. They had over 10 trucks on display in the pits area that they helped to build. Whether it be tow truck, dump truck, or bobtail you could see the wide variety of their skill set in truck building. 

This show seems to continue to get bigger each and every year. Even though there were threats of rain in the early morning, trucks began to roll through the fog at 5 in the morning. The trucks would continue to fill in through the day until after 3 in the afternoon. The truck show field was so packed they began parking trucks in the upper lot of the show. Truckers would compete in the show and shine part on the show in order to have a chance at winning a trophy. They have a wide variety of classes for big rigs with well over 30 classes in total. Racing fans were also in for an action packed day with truckers racing for the “King Of The Hill” prize, which is a $5,000 prize. The show also has a huge vendor midway which features everything from die cast trucks, chrome, magazines, etc.

U.S. Diesel Trucking Nationals is a must attend show every year so make sure you mark your calendars for the 2018 show. You don’t want to miss out on what is a must see event. For any additional info on the show you can call 732-446-7800 or you can visit them online at