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Contests, Sponsorships, Shows, Seminars

As the MTA Truck Show has been coined “The Biggest Little Truck Show in the Country,” we look to present a fun and informative format for everyone in attendance. 


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"SAFE & COURTEOUS" DRIVER AWARD to  Promote Safety and Courtesy 

The award program is open to all members of Midwest Truckers Association and their Drivers.

The winners of the "Safe & Courteous" Driver Award will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. Least moving violations
  2. Least "at-fault" accidents
  3. Tiebreakers will be decided by:
    1. total accidents involved in
    2. your previous driving over 50,000 miles per year


The Truckers Pride Contest, sponsored by Truck Insurance Specialist, Inc.,  is a fun addition to an already great Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show.  Trucks of all makes, models, and years are welcome, and are a huge attraction at the Truck Show.  If you have a unique, very clean, or over the top custom rig, we want you at the show!  February can be a contrary month weather-wise, but we offer complimentary rinse-off at arrival, and an entire day prior to the show for detailing and polishing on-site.

Classes in the Truckers Pride contest will vary slightly depending on the entries received. 
All classes are considered work trucks, but the awards given out include:

People’s Choice

Attendees at the show vote on their favorite truck. Cash prizes and trophies awarded for first and second places.

Driver’s Choice

Only other show contestants can attest to how much work goes into participating in a truck show in the winter months! This prize is chosen by the participants of the Truckers Pride contest.  Cash prizes and trophies awarded for first and second places.


Picture of the Big Rig Pinewood Derby carsThe Pinewood “Big Rig” Derby was added to the Truck Show in 2013 and has been a huge hit.  Members of Mid-West Truckers Association have the opportunity to be kids once again by designing and building their own “Big Rig.”  For a $25 donation, participants will receive instructions, rules and a ‘Big Rig’ kit.                        Complete the form below and email to mattw@midwesttruckers.com    or contact Mid-West Truckers Association at 217-525-0310 to have your Big Rig kit sent to you so you can begin your build!

The contest has three awarded categories: Best Design, Fastest Rig, and Best Effort. The Best Design judging will be conducted on Saturday.  The Fastest Rig contest will be Saturday afternoon when the Big Rigs will race down a regulation sized Boy Scout Pinewood Derby race track.  Bleachers will be available for fans to watch their favorite truck race. The Best Effort trophy will be awarded to the ‘Miss Congeniality’ of the contest.

Pinewood Derby Registration Form Pinewood Derby Rules & Regs


Picture of a man leading a ConferenceIn conjunction with the Truck & Trailer Show, Mid-West Truckers Association, Inc. also holds an Annual Convention at the Peoria Civic Center.  Seminars are held throughout the two-day show to allow you to balance your time between learning about new innovative products and receiving updates on the newest regulations and best practices to keep your company rolling for the long haul.  A complete convention seminar schedule will be available about 60 days before the convention date. We want to ensure the topics and speakers are current and address pressing issues that impact your business.


Graphic link for information on how to exhibit
Graphic link on how to become a Sponsor
Grpahic link on how to attend the Truck Show


Feb. 4, 2022
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Feb. 5, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.