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Overdrive presents show trucks, trucking talent, business ed at Dallas show

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Bill Rethwisch and his 2013 Peterbilt 389/Polar tanker combo will be competing in the Pride & Polish National Championship at the show.

Click here to register for the Great American Trucking Show.

Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship will culminate in Dallas at The Great American Trucking Show next month, but that’s not all the yearly trade show offers.

The Aug. 21-23 event will also have seminars on managing the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, owner-operator taxes and other topics.

Emily Weymouth, winner of this year's Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest, will be at the show, and she will be recognized at a special ceremony.

Emily Weymouth, winner of this year’s Overdrive‘s Most Beautiful contest, will be at the show, and she will be recognized at a special ceremony. Overdrive will publish a full story on Weymouth next week.

It’ll also host a crowning ceremony for Overdrive‘s Most Beautiful winner Emily Weymouth and the finale of Overdrive and Red-Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search.

Owner-operator and singer-songwriter Tony Justice will emcee the Trucker Talent Search contest finale, where he'll also perform.

Driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice will emcee the Trucker Talent Search contest finale, where he’ll also perform.

Highlighting the educational opportunities are Overdrive’s Partners in Business seminars for owner-operators. In the free two-hour sessions — one on Aug. 23, radio host and small fleet owner Kevin Rutherford will present some basic business practices on how to run a one-truck operation more profitably.

Click here to cast your vote for the Truckers’ Choice Pride & Polish National Champion.

In addition to the dozens of show trucks on hand for the GATS Overdrive’s Pride & Polish competition, there will also be a special display and judging for the Pride & Polish National Championship finalists. The finalists are Best of Show winners from the six Pride & Polish events held nationwide since last August. The four national champions will be announced Aug. 23.

Show info:

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (aka Dallas Convention Center)

When: Thursday, August 21: Noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, August 22: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register: Free online at GATSonline.com

Lodging: Hotel information at GATSonline.com

Parking: Free truck parking will be available across from the Dallas Convention Center

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