By Jeff Stolowitz
Feb 3rd, 2018
Following the goings on of this event has certainly been a rollercoaster.
It has now been announced the Daytona Truck Meet 2018 is on. A spokesperson has told Behind Daytona that the event has the backing of the county and will be held at the racetrack. 2018 will be bigger then ever with over 100 trucks alone coming in from Canada.
July 21, 2017
Daytona truck meet 2018 not so fast.
That's fake news, the Daytona News Journal is at it once again posting the story regarding the success of the 2017 event and that the event will be back next year. Successful Truck Meet
Well it turns out as we've been reporting, the event was not so successful and in fact has been met with stiff resistance from the community, both business owners and residents.
Reports of urinating off the back of trucks incredibly loud music that vibrated and almost broke windows in cars as they drove past the Ocean Center until 5 6 7 in the morning.
At least one business owner on Main Street complained that they didn't get any business at all and had placed advertising for the group, expecting them to show up at the venue.
This did not materialize and in fact the trucks hurt the business by stopping traffic from flowing up and down Main Street.
In 2016 when this event first took place we took notice about the truckers driving through neighborhoods causing problems this year at the last minute the county put up roadblocks which then caused many problems on A1A and traffic to be backed up 4 miles. With Daytona Beach changing and growing the overarching feeling from the community and business owners is that events like this are a thing of the past and they do not want this kind of behavior in the city as it affects the reputation that they are trying to build as a family friendly Beach Community City.
At this time it looks as if County officials are going to bring a halt to the Truck Meet and in fact they no longer have the space they reserved at the Ocean Center the Truck Meet 2018 as of now has been cancelled.
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