The Great American Trucking Show takes over Dallas this weekend

| Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Forecasters are calling for scorching weather in the Big D this weekend, but cool trucks will keep your mind off the heat.

The Great American Trucking Show will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX, Aug 25-27. It’s the nation’s second-largest trucking trade show.

You can visit OOIDA at booth 14085. First Observer will also be on hand at booth 21124.

Ride and Roll is partnering with Crete Carrier Corp. to give away a bicycle. Register for the drawing at the Ride and Roll booth in the parking lot.

If you visit booth 22158, you could possibly save a life. Truckers Against Trafficking will be at GATS sharing information so truckers can help fight human trafficking.

After you pick up your TAT wallet card, head over to the Trucking Solutions Group booth. They have partnered with the American Red Cross for a blood donation drive on Friday and Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

OOIDA Senior Member Jon Osburn will have the Medical Education Research Vehicle, aka the MERV, on site. Visit him for an affordable health screening.

Fans of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers” will have an opportunity to meet stars from each show. Edgar Hansen and Maya Sieber will be at the Paramount Freight Systems booth.

Country music star Jamey Johnson is performing Friday night. Visit Mobil Delvac for ticket information.

No truck show is complete without show trucks. A Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Competition will be taking place during the show.

In addition to the sights and sounds, a number of free seminars and events will be offered, covering hot industry topics such as CSA, EOBRs, tire technology, safety audits and more.

For more information, visit gatsonline.com or call 888-349-4287.

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