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The Aug. 27-29 event will also have seminars on managing the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, dealing with hours-of-service regulations, owner-operator taxes and other topics, along with a driver recruiting pavilion, a Fit for the Road health and wellness pavilion and hundreds of exhibits from truck makers and industry suppliers.
GATS also features a crowning ceremony for the winner of Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, Joanne Fatta, and the finale of Overdrive’s and Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search contest.
Highlighting the educational opportunities are Overdrive’s Partners in Business seminars for owner-operators. The sessions are free and last an hour. Friday’s seminars will feature representatives from ATBS, the country’s largest owner-operator financial services firm. Saturday’s will feature radio host and small fleet owner Kevin Rutherford, who will present some basic business practices on how to run a one-truck operation more profitably.
In addition to the dozens of show trucks on hand for the GATS Overdrive’s Pride & Polish competition, there will also be a special display and judging for the Pride & Polish National Championship finalists. The finalists are Best of Show winners from the six Pride & Polish events held nationwide since last August. The four national champions will be announced Aug. 29.
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (Dallas Convention Center)
Thursday, August 27: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, August 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 29: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register: Free online at GATSonline.com
Lodging: Hotel information at GATSonline.com
Parking: Free truck parking will be available across from the Dallas Convention Center
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.