Touch the Truck was a British Channel 5 endurance gameshow which aired in 2001.
The show was filmed at the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock, Essex.
Jerry Middleton, 39, from Winchester, Hampshire, was the winner who managed to stay awake touching the vehicle for 81 hours 43 minutes and 31 seconds. He stated that he was going to sell the vehicle to fund a political party. Middleton stood at the 2001 General Election in the Kingston and Surbiton constituency, but gained only 54 votes of a turnout of 49,093.
According to the rules of the competition, disqualification occurred when:
- a contestant overran breaks which were 10 minutes every two hours, and 15 minutes every six hours,
- a contestant removed both hands from the truck, or
- a contestant fell asleep.
Contestants could also be drug tested to ensure fairness.