If you’ve never made it to the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, this year’s Sept. 10-12 show would be a great first visit. In addition to the things that please everyone, such as two free concerts (Diamond Rio, sponsored by Mobil Delvac, and Ronnie Milsap, sponsored by Volvo), prize drawings and free truck parking, there are special events guaranteed to push the button of any owner-operator:
PARTNERS IN BUSINESS. Sponsored by Overdrive and The Alliance, an owner-operator financial services company, Partners in Business will have its biggest truck show presence ever: two one-hour sessions Sept. 10 and Sept. 12, and a three-hour seminar, at 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Also, Alliance representatives will counsel individuals during the show. Finally, an update of Overdrive’s Partners in Business manual will be available.
PRIDE & POLISH. Overdrive’s truck beauty show will highlight the shiniest of trucks inside the comfort of the Dallas Convention Center. A related showcase, Freightliner’s Big Rig Redo, returns this year, in which designers give four owner-operator sleepers a themed makeover.
CAREER CONTACTS. Need to explore job opportunities? Check out the Recruitment Pavilion and the Expedite Pavilion. With the economy heating up, owner-operators are a hot ticket, and many fleets would like to court you.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT. In addition to the many exhibits of class 8 trucks, trailers and components, there’s the Commercial Work Truck Pavilion for lighter trucks, and the Internet & Technology Pavilion, featuring the latest in high-tech and Internet products and services.
If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so for free online at www.gatsonline.com, or by calling
(888) 349-4287. I hope to see you there!
–Brad Holthaus, Publisher