GATS 2014

Checking in with independent Cody Blankenship at GATS

Waco, Texas-based independent owner-operator Cody Blankenship brings the family to GATS -- what's he been up to lately? Update here...

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Starting off the day right: TSG’s GATS Health Walk

The Trucking Solutions Group conducted its annual GATS Health Awareness Walk this morning, Aug. 23, with a sizable group of participants and a cool finish with Baylor Trucking's ALS ice-bucket challenge.

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Tale of two drivers at Partners in Business:

Todd Amen presented the latest in revenue/income averages and trends from ATBS' owner-operator clients, which continue to follow what's been happening over a decade now. Better income on fewer miles.

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Swiftwick compression sock to be sold in Pilot Flying J truck stops

“A compression sock ought to be a part of the uniform of every single fleet.” --Swiftwick CEO Mark Cleveland on the long-term health benefits of compression socks. He commended Pilot Flying J for “recognizing it as a driver health initiative.”

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Keith Sampson named Trucker Talent Search winner at GATS

Keith Sampson was named winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search Aug. 22 by judges at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Don’t lick me, bro

Apocryphal -- maybe -- tale of face-licking as a form of gratitude yields an obsession: "I think I might have a mild complex regarding stranger licking now."

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Initiative brings hepatitis C awareness, testing to truckers

Truckers are five times more likely than the general population to carry hepatitis C virus (HCV), a dangerous blood-born infection that can live in the body for up to 40 years with no symptoms. To educate truck drivers about HCV and encourage them to get tested, the Healthy Trucking Association and its partners, OraSure Technologies and AbbVie, announced a nationwide initiative at The Great American Trucking Show. It's called Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C. Truck drivers can ...

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Apex’ authority start-up service

The Apex Capital Startup Program adds to its newly minted load board for clients and other benefits the factoring company offers to customers

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Julie Matulle named Top Rookie at Great American Trucking Show

Julie Matulle, a 46-year-old driver for H.O. Wolding Inc. in Amherst, Wisc. is the winner of the fourth annual Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie Award. She received the award, including $10,000 and a variety of prizes, today in ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas. Brad Bentley, editorial director for recruiting media at Randall Reilly, made the announcement. Chosen from a field of 10 finalists, Matulle worked around trucking for many years but ...

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Wreaths Across America: Trucking partnership enables growth, full Arlington coverage the goal

WAA head Morrel Worcester said his group's partnership with trucking companies helps makes possible not only the large annual year-over-year increases in wreath layings, but also the program itself.

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