It's 4:30 in the morning, our gear is packed in our long-term Mitsubishi Outlander, tank is full, coffee is in hand, and a pack of miniature donuts are at an arm's reach as we hit the road and head to Las Vegas to attend day two of the Great West Truck Show 2010!
Some might call us crazy to plan a road trip from LA to LV, work the show, and back to LA in one day. We drove 580 miles round trip in about eight hours with wide-opened highways. But our drive was nothing compared with the hard hours rig owners and drivers spend behind the wheel each day. This made our trip look like a jog around the block.
Back for another big year, the trucking industry's biggest show of the year was held at the Las Vegas convention center June 17-19. The show brought out more custom Rig competitors, some outstanding new products, and even brought out some of the biggest names know to the diesel truck industry.