The buzz moves to Dallas

Trucking has had a good run in recent years – drivers are in huge demand and rates have risen to reflect that. And that spark is reflected in the Great American Trucking Show, which, has already sold out its exhibit area.

Show, which had to add a new exhibit area after selling out the original space.

That’s no surprise. GATS is one of the industry’s biggest events. Of course, you’ll find the best of what you’d expect at any good truck show: the top equipment makers, the leading fleets, vendors of accessories and services, and free seminars. In addition, the Aug. 24-26 show at the Dallas Convention Center will have such treats as:

  • Overdrive’s Pride & Polish. The competition brings many of the leading show trucks under one roof for viewing in air-conditioned comfort.
  • The Partners in Business seminar. Presented by American Truck Business Services on Aug. 25, this long-time Overdrive program, sponsored by Freightliner and Castrol, provides in-depth training for owner-operators.
  • A free Aug. 25 concert by Aaron Tippin, sponsored by Mobil Delvac.
  • A free Aug. 26 concert by Ronnie Milsap, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America.
  • The return of Castrol’s Big Honkin’ Truck Makeover. The winner of this contest gets a $50,000 truck renovation. Check this site after Aug. 1 for details.
  • You can find more information on GATS in this and next month’s issues of Overdrive, as well as at this site. I hope to see you in Dallas!
    –Brad Holthaus, Publisher