For the Record
On Your Mark …
By James Jaillet
There’s still a chance to run with Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan.
The 17-year-old runner, who in June completed a 3,000-mile run across the country to benefit the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, and Jeff Clark, the 2008 Truckers News Health Hero of the Year, will be leading the Too Hot to Trot 5k run/walk sponsored by the Truckers News’ Fit for the Road program at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
Registration for the 5k is free, but donations are being accepted for the St. Christopher Fund. Early registrants will receive a Too Hot to Trot T-shirt. Registration is available online at www.truckersnews.com, and transportation will be provided to the event.
The 5k, which will take place at Katy Trail Friday, Aug. 27, at 7 a.m., is only part of the health-related offerings at the show. The Health, Wellness and Safety Pavilion, sponsored by Fit for the Road and the Healthy Trucking Association of America, will feature exhibits and presentations and will host a 1.5-mile fun walk, health screenings and other events.
Jordan, who was featured in the Truckers News June issue, and Clark, a trucker, marathon runner and a regular contributor to the magazine, will both be available at the Fit for the Road booth on Friday and Saturday of the show. Visit www.truckersnews.com for updates.
Also, the 1.5-mile health-awareness walk is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m, Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Dallas Convention Center. Registered walkers should meet at the HTAA booth no later than 9:15 a.m.
GATS will feature a concert headlined by country artist Randy Houser on Friday night. Bluegrass band The Grascals will open for Houser. The concert, presented by Mobil Delvac, is free to show attendees, and tickets will be available the morning of Friday, Aug. 27, in the registration lobby.
Prior to the concert, Truckers News will present its Great American Trucking Family award to the Douglas family of Andalusia, Ala., (see cover story, page 18).
The show will feature aisles of recruiting and equipment exhibits and daily informational sessions on topics such as fuel management, tax issues, financial efficiency, money-saving technology and the federal Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program.
For show truck enthusiasts, Overdrive’s Custom Rigs’ Pride and Polish competition will be held indoors at the Dallas Convention Center, showcasing trucks customized by both individuals and chrome shops.
Dallas Convention Center
Thursday, Aug. 26: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 27: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
REGISTRATION | Attendees can register free online at www.gatsonline.com. On-site registration is $10.
LODGING | Special rates are available at nine hotels near the convention center. Booking online or via telephone is available. There are no penalties for cancellations. Visit www.gatsonline.com or call (800) 221-3531.
TRUCK PARKING | Free truck parking will be available at the convention center’s Reunion lot at the intersection of Hotel Street and Memorial Drive.