April 12, 2007

Frank and Patty Stephens of Mabton,
Wash., haul wine to Phoenix with
this 2003 Peterbilt, then bring
back produce from California.

TODAY’S TIP: If you’re buying a new truck, get the specifics before negotiations begin. Ask each dealer to provide a breakdown of vehicle price, showing the list price for the chassis and every specification option, applicable taxes, transportation and dealer prep costs. Ask about add-ons such as delivery charges and pre-delivery services that could appear after you cut the deal.

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APRIL 17-19: AMERICA’S TRAVELING TRUCK SHOW, TravelCenters of America, Kenly, N.C., www.travelingtruckshow.com
APRIL 20-21: MARMON TRUCK GATHERING, TravelCenters of America, Terrell, Texas (Exit 503 off I-20), (469) 667-7158 or www.marmontrucks.com
APRIL 21-22: TRUCK SHOW, hosted by American Truck Historical Society, International Agri-Center, Tulare, Calif., (800) 999-9186, www.antiquefarmshow.org
APRIL 23-29: UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK, www.who.int/roadsafety/en
APRIL 24-26: AMERICA’S TRAVELING TRUCK SHOW, Lee Hi Travel Plaza, Lexington, Va., www.travelingtruckshow.com
APRIL 28-29: KIRKLAND RANCH ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW, hosted by American Truck Historical Society, Plymouth, Calif., (209) 245-6733, [email protected]
JUNE 7-9: TRUCK SHOW LAS VEGAS, Las Vegas Convention Center, www.truckshow.com
AUG. 23-25: GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287 or www.gatsonline.com


Can’t find the time to attend a trucking show? One could be coming to you. The second year of America’s Traveling Truck Show kicked off last month in Atlanta, and will visit some 20 states by mid-November.

Features include:

  • The chance to win the ATTS Dream Package: $12,000 worth of prizes
  • Truck dealers from most every brand
  • New & used Class 8 trucks for sale
  • Show trucks
  • Employment opportunities
  • Live music and other entertainment.

    For a schedule and more information, log onto www.travelingtruckshow.com.


    The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, to be held Aug. 23-25, promises to continue its streak as the fastest growing trade and consumer show in the United States and Canada.
    Features this year include:

  • Scores of truck industry manufacturers and suppliers
  • Employment opportunities
  • The Pride & Polish truck beauty contest
  • Fleet Forum 2007
  • Partners-In-Business seminar
  • Free concerts featuring country stars such as Aaron Tippin

    More information is available at www.gatsonline.com.