As GATS kicks off Thursday, follow the show with Overdrive’s live coverage


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The annual Great American Trucking Show kicks off at noon on Thursday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The show will once again feature hundreds of exhibitors, live entertainment, dozens of custom show trucks, educational sessions and much more.

Some of the show’s top draws include Overdrive’s Pride & Polish truck beauty contest, the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search sing-off finale, Overdrive’s Partners in Business seminars and a performance by Australian country rock singer Jayne Denham.

New to the show this year is the New Truck Pavilion, which will have several newer model trucks on display. FMCSA will also host a two-hour listening session on the recently proposed hours of service changes on Friday, in addition to two one-hour stage sessions on ELD implementation, the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and more on Thursday and Saturday.

Overdrive will be sending out a daily newsletter, broadcasting live on Facebook, posting up-to-the-minute updates on Twitter and sharing pictures on Instagram throughout the show. Here’s an overview of how to follow along with Overdrive’s GATS 2019 coverage:

Daily report: Sign up for Overdrive’s daily newsletter to have the show’s headlines sent directly to your inbox.

Facebook: Like Overdrive on Facebook for GATS highlights, including live video of the show’s events, equipment announcements, truck photos and more.

Twitter: Follow @OverdriveUpdate on Twitter for a live look at what’s happening in Dallas. For more in-depth show coverage, follow Editorial Director Max Heine (@maxheine), Senior Editor Todd Dills (@channel19todd), Senior Editor James Jaillet (@trucknewsJJ) and News Editor Matt Cole (@MattColeRR).

Instagram: For even more show photos and videos, follow @OverdriveTrucking on Instagram.