By Robert Lake
The Lone Star State is the host for the sixth Great American Trucking Show, Sept. 10-12, and you and your family are invited. Polish your boots and point your truck toward a weekend full of entertainment, information and fun. More than 39,000 trucking professionals exhibited at or visited the show at the Dallas Convention Center last year, and it’s expected to be even bigger this year.
Truckers go to trucking shows for all kinds of reasons – to see new products, meet old friends or treat their family to a real trucking vacation. Mostly, it’s an opportunity to keep yourself current with what’s going on in trucking and have a good time.
Top country group Diamond Rio, sponsored by Mobil Delvac, will perform on Friday, Sept. 10. The group combines bluegrass harmonies with a driving beat on award-winning singles such as “Beautiful Mess” and “Love a Little Stronger.”
On Saturday night, Volvo Trucks North America will sponsor six-time Grammy-winning Country artist Ronnie Milsap.
The concerts are free for registered GATS attendees on a first come, first served basis.
Other entertainment includes The Midnight Trucking Radio Network host Eric Harley with autograph sessions with Roy D. Mercer and Rebecca Lynn Howard.
Visit Overdrive’s Pride & Polish truck beauty show, and see the big rigs all tricked out as they compete for cash prizes and trophies.
Learn more about how to be a better trucking professional by attending free business seminars on topics such as “Fuel Purchase Optimization in the Real World,” “Hours of Service Regulations” and “Getting Started as an Owner-Operator.”
Looking for a new job? Meet face-to-face with companies you’d like to work for. The Recruitment Pavilion has nearly 100 exhibitors looking for drivers.
Come by the Internet and Technology Pavilion to find information on fuel conservation, freight matching, truck tracking and repair services.
When you visit the Truckers News’ booth for information about our daily $1,000 drawing, you can browse through our logoed merchandise. Register to win a Harley Davidson Sportster 838 from eTrucker.com. Go by the Bridgestone Firestone booth and register to win two sets of premium steer radial tires.
It’s not too late to register – and it’s free. Just go to www.gatsonline.com and fill out the easy form.