Comments about the Show

We asked spectators and vendors to comment on past ECBRTS shows, this is what they had to say:

Robert Degaro
I had a really good time and I think having it at the fairgrounds was a complete success. The only thing I would like to see different next year is I would love to see Jaimie Davis from highway through hell next year

Jim Gallup – Caledonia Haulers
Fantastic show… We signed up several new drivers. Put us down for the exact same spot as last year.

Gene Olson
We arrived home in Florida yesterday and the photo you took of our truck at your Big Rig Show was already here.  Thank you a bunch! We’ve only been coming to your show for a couple of years, but hope to attend many more. You really do a great job!

Dale – D&D Trucking
Thank you Terry and Linda. It was a great show and well organized. Lookin’ forward to next year. Great job!

Glen Rice – Sweet Dreams
This is the truck show to see, period! This is truly a family event; a little something for everyone. Very well run. The Light Show Friday and Saturday night are great fun. The parade through town downtown Chippewa is always a highlight.

Pat Adams – Heacox
Always have a good time!! The parade is the best!!

Benjamin J. Schill
My fiance and I are both CDL drivers and we loved the event. We were there pretty much all day.

Sheryl Boyd
My sister and I visited the truck show on the very last day. We came to see Alex the Original Ice Road Trucker and he was really great by the way! The trucks were magnificent. I wish the last day would’ve lasted longer!

Andy Axelson – 715 Large Cars
Great show this year: 105 trucks and great weather. Excellent crowd for the parade Saturday night. 715 Large Cars once again sponsored the People’s Choice Award and the All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Sunday morning. Looking forward to 2017.

Jill Olson
Amazing weekend!! We want to thank everyone that came out to the 8th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show. It was a great success, and we couldn’t be happier with the new venue.

Paul Todorovich
Great people. Beautiful trucks. The highlight for me was the truck parade on Saturday night with the little boy and his mom in the truck with me while thousands of people on the sidewalks applauded him as we drove past.

Mary Norton – The Green Bay Packer Truck
The show is great for everyone. It is top notch and we will be there year after year.

Brian Hahn
You do not want to miss the parade. The show gets better and better each year.

Alice Ridgeway
Super fun for the kids or just the kid in you that still likes big trucks!

Jon Osburn – OOIDA
Great family show; more fun than a barrel of monkeys!


“In addition to having 2 trucks in the show, we have a third tractor in our outdoor exhibitor booth. We have hired at least 4 new drivers as a direct result of the show.”

– Keith Terska, Halvor Lines Transportation


“ECBRTS was nothing short of tremendous. [The show] afforded us an opportunity to showcase our program and equipment. We spent the weekend talking to future, past and potential students as well as many others who have an interest in the transportation industry.”

–  Truck Driving Instructor, Chippewa Valley Technical College


“If I only had 5 shows to attend each year, ECBRTS would definitely make the list. My return on dollars spent is wonderful, great foor traffic and outstanding feedback from our members. It is one of the best truck show in the Mid-West.”

– Jon Osburn, OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” driver, Senior OOIDA Member


“Just a quick note of appreciation for the effort the city [of Eau Claire] put forth in making the [Eau Claire Big Rig] Truck Show a wonderful time. My wife and I live in Florida and drive truck for R&R Express out of Pittsburgh, PA. Our travels don’t normally take us to upper Wisconsin, but we had heard so many good things about the Show that we had to attend! The Community of Eau Claire, Wisconsin really delievered. We had a great time….but the really great part of the show was your community spirit! We will be back again next year!”

– Glen & Janice Rice


“The wonderful collaborative, friendly attitude of the folks who run and work at ECBRTS makes a good, clean, fun event for everyone.”

– Member of Eau Claire City Council


“We drove four hours from Minnesota to see the truck show.  We did not really know what to expect.  Saw a poster at a truck stop on I-94 while getting gas.  What a great show!  We spoke with some of the drivers and they shared some of their experiences.  Great people!  Fantastic show.  The chrome and sleepers are unbelievable.  We will tell our friends what they missed.  See you next year!”

– Family of Four


“Several of us drove up from Waukesha just for the show.  Better than a state fair!  The women weren’t crazy about coming…now we can’t get them to leave.  Thank you!  We’ll be back next year for sure!”

– Spectators


“Our drivers enjoy the Truck Show in Eau Claire. One of our tanker drivers spoke to a person at ECBRTS who now works for us. Always nice to pick up a good driver while at a good truck show.”

– Jade Transport, Canada


“This was our third time attending the show. My kids had a great time and so did my wife! Where else can a family spend a fun weekend with no admission or parking costs?!? We will see you next year.”

– Facebook Friend


“…What a GREAT Truck Show you put on this past weekend!!!  I have heard all positives from everyone I talked to.  Usually in the past Truck Shows do not do much for us truck dealers, but this one did a very good job for us to see a lot of our customers over the weekend.  My Salesmen were not real excited when I told them about the truck show a while back. However, all weekend and today they said this was the best Truck Show they have been involved in and felt it was worth while.

So again, thank you for inviting us and putting on a fantastic show!  Look forward to the one next year!”

– Bob Tyman, General Manager, River States Truck and Trailer/Nationalease


“I was looking for a heavy duty grill guard for my pick up truck. I found it at the River States Truck & Trailer booth. There was a lot of exhibitors – something for everyone at this show.”

– John A., Eau Claire, WI


“We exhibited in tent #1 at the truck show and were busy all weekend.  We actually sold a chainsaw at the show.  We handed out some coupons and invited them to our store and are still receiving them 2 months later.  Fantastic show!  See you next year.”

– Alex, owner of Pinehurst Hardware Hank/Stihl dealer


“After driving our Pete almost 500 miles to the show, we must say we were not disappointed in the least. Great location; beautiful and spacious venue. We have booked the same motel and will see you all soon. P.S. I have told other truckers about ECBRTS. There should be more new truckers coming.”

– Leonard & Kathy Eads, Timberline Trading Co., Lathrop, Missouri