How We Transported the
"Truck Night in America" Show
When we received the call from the History Channel’s show creators, we learned that they had been referred to us by the Discovery Channel’s Sticker Shock producers. AutoTransport.com had previously shipped 200 vintage cars successfully to and from the Sticker Shock set in Los Angeles, CA. This contract gave us the chance to supply the History Channel with vehicles for the show Truck Night in America, a knuckle-busting, teeth grinding truck versus terrain competition.
Featuring five contestants and their trucks, the ‘Truck Night in America’ show is shot amidst steep ridges, sandy flats, and clay thick lowland swamps. A series of elimination events reduce the participants to the last two, and these race against each other on a circuit aptly called ‘The Green Hell’! After the first race, the remaining four contestants are paired with four coaches and drivers can repair or modify their trucks at most twice in the competition.
While a tough obstacle course pits five trucks at a time, testing their strength, handling, and speed, some of the show’s settings remain the same, and others change. The final ‘Green Hell’ is a no finisher, as so is the next season’ ‘Four Horsemen’ course that tests the turning, handling, and patience of the competitor and their trucks. A hill covered with logs, a muddy bog run, a car pull where trucks tow two other vehicles, and a scooter are some of the races’ challenges, designed to test the truck’s traction, power, and torque.