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to submit your Show Truck Entry

Category # 1
Peterbilt 379/389

Kenworth W900/W990
Freightliner Coronado

Category # 2
Peterbilt 386/567/587/579

Kenworth T600/660/680
Category # 3

Volvo 760/860
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The American Trucking Show judging predominantly focuses on the cleanliness and overall appearance of the unit. The American Trucking Show judges use the following as a guideline, for judging “Show & Shine” entries. Unit mileage, age, general appearance, cleanliness, and presentation of the individual show area (ie-clutter) will be considered.



Overall appearance and cleanliness of the truck and continuity for example is all the frame painted, not just part. The exterior only will be judged. It is up to the individual if they wish to leave doors open, so the public can have a look. The presentation to the public and judges is up to the contestant.


Engine will not be judged. Should the engine compartment be open, judges will consider the all appearance of the unit. Engine compartments open or closed – it”s up to the individual.


General overall appearance and cleanliness, body work, lights, grille, bumpers, seams, fifth wheel, exhaust systems, neatness of hoses and chains, etc.


General over all appearance, cleanliness, continuity, clean/painted frame, suspension.


Includes – plain, graphic/abstract, stripping , flames, etc (no scenes/pictures)


Condition, quality, depth, hidden areas, detail, continuity of color(s), stripping/graphic 

Condition, quality, depth, originality, detail, continuity of theme



Includes scenes/pictures (no graphics, abstract or flames)



General over all appearance and cleanliness.

Light Show

All entries will be viewed – it’s up to the entrant if they participate. L.E.D. and Neon use OK. Please NO sound!


Overall appearance, creativity and continuity

Custom fixed (on unit) and/or non fixed (ie spot lights) lighting, etc will be considered. (Please note – more and/or brightness may not always better)

This is a guideline to assist in your preparation for the American Trucking Show. It is a brief outline the judges consider when examining each entry. Each Show & Shine entry is examined by at least one team of three independent judges. The judges are very knowledgeable of the trucking industry and represent various aspects of the industry – owner/operators, mechanics, drivers, dispatchers, company owners, etc. The judges take into consideration the age and mileage of the truck/tractor/trailer, overall appearance and general maintenance of the unit. Each judge separately scores each entry in the categories he is judging. These results are given to independent accounting personnel for tabulation. Each judge’s score is entered into the computer, which in turns prints out the winner and runner-up of each class. The winners list is presented to the American Trucking Show President and Chief Operations Officer immediately prior to the Award presentations on Saturday.

Judges’ decisions are final! 

Judging begins at 1:30 pm Saturday.

Entrants arriving after 11 am Saturday may or may not be judged.


Window Cards, once received MUST be displayed on drivers side windshield at all times.

Pre-registration will reserve space on the “Show & Shine fields.

Trucks are parked as they arrive.

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