The best trucking events lined up for 2020 include entertainment events, heritage enthusiast showcases, race days, career open events and industry seminars. Attending them all would see you travelling across the UK and beyond into Europe in pursuit of the very best big truck events the industry has to offer.
Attending industry events whether it is for fun or for learning is extremely important. Being surrounded by like-minded people helps you to expand your network and your social circle. The bigger your network and social circle the better the chances of opportunities finding their way to you.
Life is not always about the career opportunities that could arise, sometimes it is just about enjoying the company of people who enjoy the same things that you do, let’s face it, trucking can at times be a solitary endeavour. When you spend hours on the road it doesn’t always leave you much time to get out and socialise with your family and friends let alone with fellow drivers and truck lovers. Big truck events can be a great way to bring the ultimate work life balance into play this year and attend some of the very best trucking events while spending time with your loved ones.
We have found a selection of trucking events that are not only perfect for anyone with a love for all thing’s trucks, but they are also fun for all of the family so be sure to get some dates locked in into your diary well ahead of time. *Due to COVID-19 events are likely to be virtual, postponed or cancelled.*
1st February, Hampshire.
Trailer Training UK Ltd will be opening the doors of its Hampshire training centre to anyone considering a career in haulage. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in starting a career in the HGV industry or looking to progress their current career with a Class 1 or HIAB licence.
Throughout this free to attend open event, you can find out more about licensing and training, take a free C+E driving taster assessment, you can even get started on your certification with a hugely discounted medical assessment with their onsite doctor.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live
31st Jan to 2nd Feb Birmingham | 7th to 9th Feb Glasgow.
An epic event for the adrenaline junkie truck lover as Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live comes to Birmingham and Glasgow this year as part of its 2020 European tour.
First dreamed up by an unlikely trio consisting of an innovator, rocket scientist and a car designer, Hot Wheels Diecast Cars went on to become a global franchise with a dedicated following of enthusiasts and fans. The live event brings the original 1.64 scale toys to life as full size monster trucks that entertain the crowds with their iconic, jumps, stunts, crashes and smashes.
Prepare to be amazed and have the time of your life at this monster sized live show that delivers breath taking stunts, hair raising jumps, speciality acts, world record attempts, freestyle motor cross and much more. Check out the dates and book your tickets online here.
British Truck Racing Championship
4th & 5th Apr Brand Hatch & other UK areas throughout the year.
The British Truck Racing Championship runs throughout the year, kicking off with the first race day on the Brand Hatch, Indy circuit. This popular family trucking event showcases the what these big time five tonne trucks can really do as they powerslide, wheel spin and careen around the circuit in multiple races throughout the weekend.
There is lots to see and do so you can be sure that the whole family will be entertained no matter what they are in to. Explore the trade stands, marvel at the show trucks, watch the truck parade, try your hand at go karting, let the teenagers get behind the wheel with the young drive experience and the little ones blow off steam at the fairground. Book your tickets and find out more about this event at Brands Hatch here.
More race dates are provisionally set for the rest of the year in other areas throughout the UK, to find one near you click here.
7th to 10th May – Peterborough.
By far the favourite trucking event amongst truckers and truck enthusiasts is Truckfest. It has been the largest trucking festival since 1982. With over 2,500 trucks on display, monster truck rides, family friendly games and attractions as well as hundreds of trade stands in the retail village, there really is something for everyone. You can book tickets and find out more about the Peterborough event here.
The first dates for 2020 are during May in Peterborough but with multiple regional events across many locations there is bound to be one close to you. Check out the other dates and locations for Truckfest 2020 here.
Classic and Vintage Commercial Show
13th & 14th June British Motor Museum, Warwick.
Visit the British Motor Museum in June to see over 400 commercial vehicles on show, explore the autojumble for spares, photo’s brochures and models. This is a great event for commercial vehicle enthusiasts.
You can book tickets for this event through Eventbrite, just click here.
22nd & 23rd August Donnington.
The ultimate celebration of trucks and drivers with trucks, thrills and entertainment to suit the whole family. Convoy in the Park blends the best elements of European style truck shows and the excitement of truck racing in to one major event that has a real festival feel. Last year there were races, awards, drive-in movies, trade stands, show trucks, comedy acts, circus events, music performances and live action shows to enjoy and 2020 is set to be just as great.
12th & 13th Sept, British Motor Museum, Warwick.
This year the Retro Truck Show celebrates its 10th anniversary. Showcasing modern classic trucks produced from 1970 to 2000 this is a great day out for anyone with a passion for trucks that are new and not so new.
24th to 30th September, Hannover, Germany.
A little further afield but if you are interested in what the future has in store for commercial vehicles then this event is the place to be. Experience the latest in technology, digital solutions and the next generation of trucks, buses, bodies and trailers.
On-site electric charging, VR experiences, interactive exhibits, test routes, careers and special events, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the future of transport in a new, dynamic dimension.
With this exciting line up of trucking events happening this year, you are spoiled for choice. No matter what you are looking for, from big truck events through to career open days, you will find there is an event for you in an area close by.