A panel of judges will watch all the videos and select three finalists — to be announced in mid-June — who will attend The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August and will compete live for first place, which comes with a studio recording session provided by AxleOutPro, plus a $1,000 cash prize. The winner will also be featured in a fall issue of Overdrive.
The live GATS event’s emcee and special musical guest is trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice. The below video is 2016 winner Jason Lee Wilson’s studio recording, produced by AxleOutPro.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.