Local truck stop celebrating years of customer support with festival

The main event will be held on Friday, when drivers and community members can enjoy the Boogaloo Cajun Fest, a Louisiana-inspired party

A local petroleum marketing company and full-service travel center will hold its annual Driver Appreciation Days at the end of this upcoming week.

HUBBARD, Ohio (WYTV) – A local petroleum marketing company and full-service travel center will hold its annual Driver Appreciation Days at the end of this upcoming week.

Truck World Inc. is located at 6985 Truck World Blvd. in Hubbard — just off Interstate 80 and Exit 234 — and has been around for 46 years. The company is holding a three day event on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday that will have everything from truck shows to contests to live entertainment.

“We do this every year. This is our 5th annual Driver Appreciation Days and it’s sort of a customer appreciation event. We just want to give back a little bit to our community, to our loyal customers, especially our truck drivers who have helped support us through all these years,” said Erin Burke, Truck World Inc.

Each day, Truck World Hubbard will have contests, giveaways and free complementary lunches for all CDL licensed drivers from 1-4 p.m. In the evenings, a festival with live music will take place from 5-9 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, the band Southern Detour will perform, with Northern Whiskey performing on Thursday and Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers on Friday.

The main event will be held on Friday, when drivers and community members can enjoy the Boogaloo Cajun Fest, a Louisiana-inspired party.

Recently, Truck World Inc. added a new location in North Jackson, at Bailey Road and Interstate 76.

“We are based here in Hubbard and this truck stop opened in 1971, and we’ve been running it ever since then and adding on and growing different areas,” Burke said.

The North Jackson site opened this year in March.

For more information about the event, visit Truck World Inc.’s website.