OOIDA at GATS Sept. 26-28

| 9/24/2003

The Great American Trucking Show opens its fifth consecutive year on Sept. 6-8 in Dallas. OOIDA will again join exhibitors and attendees.

Staff members from OOIDA and Land Line Magazine will be on hand with information and to answer questions at booth No. 1107.

The show will also feature free seminar programs, industry networking, a recruitment pavilion and the Internet and technology pavilion. Also included will be special events, giveaways and a Pride & Polish "Big Rig" truck beauty contest.

This year, there will be plenty of truck parking in the Reunion Arena parking lot adjacent to the Dallas Convention Center. The 20-acre paved lot will be available all three days of the show.

ExpressTrucking.com will once again sponsor the GATS Expedite Pavilion, providing a focused environment for the expedited industry. The hub of the pavilion will be The Expedite InfoCenter located in booth No. 637, where ExpressTrucking.com will display its White Tiger Truck. This show is planned to be the last public viewing of the truck.

The Truck Writers of North America will host its first Fall Media Conference Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Dallas Convention Center in conjunction with GATS. The TWNA conference will cover topics of mutual interest for working press and public relations professionals who cover the trucking industry.

On the lighter side, Diamond Rio will perform on Friday. Saturday’s concert features Tracy Byrd. Tickets for both concerts will be distributed at GATS on the day of the show, stating at 10 a.m. Tickets are free to registered GATS attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, while ticket supplies last.

Last year, GATS drew industry professionals from all 50 states and 35 countries.