Great American Trucking Show

Roadside Attractions

A review of recent interesting or odd parts of trucking, plus industry data, coming events and a truck gallery.

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Roadside Attractions

An Oreo design hits the spot, drug trafficking, a truck beauty calendar and ride-along pets are among the trucking news items featured.

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Channel 19

Featured is a dose of trucking humor, oddities and industry coverage in the media.

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LogBook

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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Still ‘dressed for success’ — Henry Albert’s opening salvo at GATS PIB

Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year, independent owner-operator Henry Albert (pictured, right, with our current Trucker of the Year, Mike Crawford), delivered an opening salvo at Overdrive’s Partners in Business seminar Friday, Aug. 27, at the Great American Trucking Show in an address that elucidated the effects of a very-small adjustment in his  business that, Albert said, led to “increased business, new customers” and big revenue, generally, for his Albert Transport business. But, perhaps most ...

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GATS reports more visitors, exhibitors

Show floor exhibitor space was up nearly 20 percent over 2009 with almost 450 companies in attendance.

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350 attend outlook meeting

Conference attendees heard about the state of the economic recovery and what to do to survive in the fourth quarter and beyond.

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LogBook

Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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Getting bolder with her shoulder

Three years ago, when Ellen Voie (pictured) launched the Women in Trucking organization, she boasted that she'd be so happy when membership levels reached 1,000 that she'd get the org's logo tattooed on her body. On Aug. 26, the first day of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, she followed through on her boast live before listeners of the Sirius XM Freewheelin' radio show broadcast from GATS. The WIT logo was inked on the ...

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Eilens win top prizes at GATS

This year’s GATS Pride & Polish show drew 53 customized bobtails and combos to the Dallas Convention Center.

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