The fourth and final stop of our 2015 “Western Swing” (four truck shows in a row, all held in the west) brought us to Fresno, California for the 6th Annual Central Valley Commercial Truck Show (CVCTS), held on Labor Day Weekend, September 5-6, at the Fresno County Fairgrounds. After a good run at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, the event was moved to this new location to accommodate the growth of the show and get away from all that dust (much of the lot in Clovis was dirt). This location proved to be a great place, with plenty of room – and all of it was paved!
Hosted by A & L Truck Supply, this charity show is held as a benefit for the Clovis Lions Club and Fresno Club 435, both non-profit organizations. Showcasing live entertainment, carnival-style food, a kid’s area, various trucking-related vendors and a judged truck beauty contest with well over 100 trucks, competing in numerous classes (including a great light show on Saturday night), the CVCTS had a lot to offer during the fun two-day event. And, with warm temps outside (not scorching hot like in past years), it was perfect weather for a truck show.
The Clovis Lions Club is a non-profit organization with all of its proceeds going directly back into the community. Fresno Club 435 is a charitable organization of local California Highway Patrol uniformed and non-uniformed personnel, and their families. Fresno Club 435 holds numerous yearly events benefiting charities, public safety agencies, and others in need of assistance. This year, just under $10,000 was raised at the show, which was divided equally between these two great organizations.
The A & L crew, which includes Liliana, Juan, Lilia, Rene, James and many others, did a great job hosting the show, which went off without a hitch. They also worked hard to collect over $10,000 in raffle prizes from companies like Dynaflex Products, Valley Chrome Plating, Trux Accessories, Freight Lockers, United Pacific, Hogebuilt, Grand General and Rig Matters. Each participant of the show was given one free raffle ticket, and with as many prizes as they had, the odds of getting something were pretty good. These prizes were given away at the end of the show, just before the trophies were handed out – and it was some great stuff!
We hope this show continues to grow because it benefits great organizations – and, it’s held right in our own backyard, so that is always nice. Thanks to everyone who came by our booth and hung out. It is always nice to catch-up with everyone. We hope to see you all, and many more, next year at the 7th Annual Central Valley Commercial Truck Show! Stay tuned to 10-4 Magazine for dates and more information. Our congratulations go out to all of the 2015 winners.
NON-WORKING ANTIQUE: 1st Jerry Salinas; 2nd Maggini & Son Trucking/Roger Ghidelli; 3rd H & S Transport/Ernie.
WORKING ANTIQUE: 1st Stan Alles; 2nd Rivera Trucking/Robert Campbell; 3rd Mike Weber Trucking/Mike Weber.
PETERBILT (1991-2000): 1st Lil Ray’s Transport/Marciano Sandoval; 2nd Lil Ray’s Transport/Ray Rodriquez; 3rd Rivera Trucking/Sweet Steve.
PETERBILT (2001-2006): 1st Tim Ponder Trucking/Tim Ponder; 2nd MFT/Jose Garcia.
PETERBILT (2007-2012): 1st Ron Walker Trucking/Ronnie Walker; 2nd IVT/Erik Hernandez; 3rd H & S Transport/Ernie.
PETERBILT (2013 & NEWER): 1st Henry Bosma; 2nd AGT/Daniel Flores; 3rd Mondragon Trucking/Max Mondragon.
KENWORTH (1990-2002): 1st Udo Klein Transportation/Udo Klein.
KENWORTH (2003 & NEWER): 1st AGT/Nick Flores; 2nd Rodriguez Express/Roberto Rodriguez; 3rd Zach Miller Trucking/Zach Miller.
FREIGHTLINER (1991-2001): 1st Sandberg Trucking/Kenny Sandberg; 2nd Mike Weber Trucking/Krissy Williams.
FREIGHTLINER (2002-2011): 1st Gardner Trucking/Robert Ashton; 2nd CM Transportation/Carlos Mendoza; 3rd Monzon & Son Enterprises/Andres Garcia.
FREIGHTLINER (2012 & NEWER): 1st Tradewinds Transportation/Luis Zaragoza; 2nd Gardner Trucking/Rick Zuniga; 3rd Gardner Trucking/Juan Zuniga.
VOLVO & INTERNATIONAL: 1st Gardner Trucking/RJ; 2nd Kimura Trucking/Jr.
CABOVER (ALL YEARS): 1st Hettinga Trans/Steven Hettinga; 2nd Hettinga Trans/Caleb Holingshed.
SPECIALTY: 1st Pete’s Auto Transport/Pete Lora; 2nd Vandenburg Trucking/Ronnie Garcia; 3rd Double E Trucking/Pete.
CONSTRUCTION: 1st Hettinga Trans/Steven Hettinga; 2nd Goodall Trucking/Ken Goodall; 3rd JS Homen/Joe.
LIMITED MILEAGE: 1st Gardner Trucking/JP; 2nd Gardner Trucking/Edward; 3rd Hettinga Trans/Steven Hettinga.
COMBINATION (2005 & OLDER): 1st Rollin R Enterprises/Rolando Nava; 2nd Gardner Trucking/Adrian; 3rd Rollin R Enterprises/Yeyo.
COMBINATION (2006 & NEWER): 1st Hanford Commodities Trucking/Anthony; 2nd Hanford Commodities Trucking/Efrain Fraga; 3rd Hettinga Trans/Steven Hettinga.
BEST TOW TRUCK: Monzon & Son Enterprises/Mauricio.
BEST LIGHTS (BOBTAIL): Maggini & Son Trucking/Roger Ghidelli.
BEST LIGHTS (COMBO): Lil Ray’s Transport/Ray Rodriquez.
BEST FLEET (5 TRUCKS OR MORE): AG Transport of Helm, California.
PARTICIPANT’S CHOICE: Hettinga Trans/Steven Hettinga.
BEST OF SHOW: Lil Ray’s Transport/Ray Rodriquez – “Wicked” – a 2015 Lavender and Purple Pete 389 with Gothic Murals.