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2015 Midwest Truck Show


CIT will be at Booth-I at the 2015 Midwest Truck Show on Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL. CIT has been involved with the show for many years and our booth will feature new technology along with staff from all departments to answer your questions.

The Mid-West Truck Show has been connecting people in the transportation industry for over 50 years. Started by the Mid-West Trucking Association in 1962, the show has been a venue for lasting business relationships and the perfect showcase for new product and innovations.

Face-to-face interaction is still a valuable commodity for the trucking and transportation industry. The Mid-West Truck show brings the interaction with informative and up-to-date educational programming for attendees and exhibitors. Along with the many booths to visit, the show offers educational sessions, Truckers Pride competition, and a Pinewood Derby competition.

Truckers Pride:

Cash prizes and trophies are awarded to top two places in each class.

  • Antique 1969 - older

  • 1970 - 1980

  • 1980 - 2000

  • 2001 - 2010

  • 2011 - 2014

People’s Choice – Attendees at the show vote on their favorite truck. Cash prize & trophy
Driver’s Choice – Only another show contestant can attest to how much work goes into participating at a truck show in February. This prize is chosen by the participants in the show. One of the most coveted trophies; this also receives a cash prize.

Educational Sessions:

GENERAL - Welcome - Don Schaefer, MTA Executive Vice-President

BREAK-OUT - “You’re in an Accident - How & What to Preserve and Protect” Matthew Hefflefinger, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen

BREAK-OUT - Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Update” Dr. Donna Smith, EDPM, Inc.

BREAK-OUT - “Employment Law Update - Owner-Operator, Prevailing Wage & Much More” Jeffrey Risch, Smith Amundsen LLC

BREAK-OUT - “Drug & Alcohol Testing Program - Reasonable Suspicion Training” Dr. Donna Smith, EDPM, Inc.

BREAK-OUT - “Rolling Stock Sales Tax Audit Issues - Do You Know What’s Exempt?” Mike Scaduto, Tax Consultant, J D Michael

BREAK-OUT - “2015 Trucking Industry Economic Forecast” Jim Davis, Senior V.P., Private Client Group, U.S. Bank

Pinewood Derby:

In 2014, CIT won the 1st Place for Best Design created by Brent Fountain, Service Manager for CIT Champaign and his son Toby. Entries from across the state come to race their trucks down the ramp for a chance to go home with a trophy.

For free tickets and additional current information, please go to; See you at the show. Mention that you read about this on our website and we’ll have a special prize for you while supply lasts.

CIT Group, Inc. is a full-line, commercial truck dealership group representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, and Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America.  Serving territories in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, the dealerships offer the best in New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive Parts inventory, the finest in truck Service and maintenance, and state of the art Body repair.  In addition, CIT offers in-house Rental, Leasing and Finance solutions to their customers. More information can be found at