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Pride and Polish Truck Show adds “Everyday Truck Drivers” Category

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17th Annual 75 chrome shop Truck Show will be a three-day event scheduled for April 24-26th, 2015

Many truckers are familiar with the 75 Chrome Shop located in Wildwood, Florida. Established in 1990, the shop has grown into much more than the name implies.

Their 17th Annual Truck Show will be a three-day event scheduled for April 24-26th, 2015.

In 2014, the event displayed over sixty show trucks with over 4,000 spectators while offering food and entertainment which includes a spectacular light show as well as a Bounce House and Games for kids.

For this year’s Pride & Polish Truck Show, they have added a new category, “Everyday Truck Drivers” which offers non-chrome truck show contestants the opportunity to participate by “showing off” their trucks in an “exterior judging” only competition: “Wash and Show.”

The 75 Chrome Shop is located just west on State Road 44 off of I-75 at exit 329.
Donna and I will be enjoying the event this year and hope to see you there.

Read more about OverDrive’s  25 years of Pride & Polish

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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