The Fergus Truck Show judging predominantly focuses on the cleanliness and overall appearance of the unit. The Fergus Truck Show judges use the following as a guideline, for judging “Show & Shine” entries. Unit mileage (in tractor-/trailer classes, trailer mileage), age, general appearance, cleanliness, and presentation of the individual show area (ie-clutter) will be considered.
General - over all appearance and cleanliness of truck and tractor/trailer, and continuity - for example is all the frame painted, not just part. The exterior only will be judged. It is up too the individual if they wish to leave doors open, so the public can have a look see. The presentation to the public and judges is up to the contestant.
Engine - will not be judged. Should the engine compartment be open, judges will consider over all appearance of the unit. Engine compartments open or closed - it”s up to the individual.
Body - general over all appearance and cleanliness, body work, lights, grille, bumpers, seams, fifth wheel, exhaust systems, neatness of hoses and chains, etc.
Undercarriage - general over all appearance, cleanliness, continuity, clean/painted frame, suspension.
Paint - includes - plain, graphic/abstract, stripping , flames, etc (no scenes/pictures)
- Tractor - condition, quality, depth, hidden areas, detail, continuity of colour(s), stripping/graphic
- Tractor - Trailer - condition, quality, depth, hidden areas, detail, continuity of colour(s), stripping/graphic
Mural - includes scenes/pictures (no graphics, abstract or flames)
- Tractor - condition, quality, depth, originality, detail, continuity of theme.
- Tractor - Trailer - condition, quality, depth, originality, detail, continuity of theme.
Commercial Logo/Design - Company logo and/or display of company products ie Widgets Logo and/or pictures of widgets
Tires - general over all appearance and cleanliness.
Tractor - Trailer - general over all tractor & trailer appearance and cleanliness, (as outlined above) mileage (tractor & trailer-hub meter readings), dollies, tires, axles.
Light Show - All entries will be viewed - it’s up to the entrant if they participate. L.E.D. and Neon use OK. Please NO sound!
Single - (open to all entries) overall appearance and continuity . Custom fixed (on unit) and/or non fixed (ie spot lights) lighting and creativity will be considered. (Please note - more and/or brightness may not always better)
Fleets - all trucks from the same company parked side by side will be considered a fleet for the light show NOT just units entered in the fleet classes #19 or #20.
- overall appearance, creativity and continuity . Custom fixed (on unit) and/or non fixed (ie spot l ights) lighting, etc will be considered. (Please note - more and/or brightness may not always better)
This is a guideline to assist in your preparation for the Fergus Truck Show. It is a brief outline the judges consider when examining each entry. Each Show & Shine entry is examined by at least one team of three independent judges. The judges are very knowledgeable of the trucking industry and represent various aspects of the industry - owner/operators, mechanics, drivers, dispatchers, company owners, etc. The judges take into consideration the age and mileage of the truck/tractor/trailer, overall appearance and general maintenance of the unit. Each judge separately scores each entry in the categories he is judging. These results are given to independent accounting personnel for tabulation. Each judge’s score is entered into the computer, which in turns prints out the winner and runner-up of each class. The winners list is presented to the Fergus Truck Show President and Executive Director immediately prior to the Award presentations on Sunday.