The Great American Trucking Show Returns With New Events

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The Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show is a trucking convention with over 500,000 feet of exhibit space that happens in Dallas in August each year at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Some of the exciting events that will be held during The Great American Trucking Show are: Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Competition, Educational Sessions sponsored by TXTA, the Commercial Vehicle Outlook, exhibits from leaders in the heavy duty trucking industry and much more.

After seeing big success in 2014, The Great American Trucking Show, Randall-Reilly’s award-winning trade show is set to return to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX with a host of new experiences and new events.

This year we really wanted to make sure that all of our efforts were focused around building an extraordinary experience for all attendees of the Great American Trucking Show,” said Stacy McCants, Randall-Reilly’s vice president of Events. “We want to give our attendees the opportunity not only to see new products, but to connect with each other by creating a stronger community around the show, including a focus on health, a more interactive educational experience, and a vastly improved truck parking experience.

The Great American Trucking Show Exhibits

The Great American Trucking Show New Events

The GATS Theater, a new addition to the show floor, will host a number of events including Partners In Business, Market Movers, an open forum event for fleet executives, and the Pride & Polish National Championship awards ceremony.

Also featured for the first time at the show is Landstar’s Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion, which provides drivers with the health assessments, services, and products they may have trouble finding on the road. This area includes free services for drivers, including pre-DOT physicals, diabetes education, medical consultations, nutrition evaluations, and a mammogram bus with financial assistance for those without health insurance.

With a new focus on drivers, GATS 2015 has added new events in the truck parking to better enhance the overall driver experience and community.The free truck parking, located at Fair Park, includes a shower trailer provided by TA and Petro Stopping Centers, live entertainment, product demos, free food, and a 5K run/walk for charity.

Additionally, the show announced today they will be featuring a free concert for all GATS attendees by country music legend John Anderson. The concert will be held in Ballroom C of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28. Tickets to the concert will be available on the show floor at the Trucker Path and Professional Driver Agency booths.

The Great American Trucking Show was recognized by Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows. The show was also recognized as one of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50, a list of the 50 fastest growing trade shows.

The Great American Trucking Show 2015

Commercial Vehicle Outlook

In the past, you knew CV Outlook as the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference (or CVOC for short). But we have changed the focus of CV Outlook to reflect the changes to both The Great American Trucking Show and to the trucking industry as a whole.

This year CV Outlook will focus on providing critical information that fleet executives need on all segments of the commercial fleet business by looking at the technology that is changing the future of the trucking industry. You will hear from your peers tackling the industry’s toughest problems and from futurists, professors, and technologists who are creating and predicting the technologies that are changing the world.

Speakers include:

  • Professor David Levinson, author and professor at University of Minnesota
  • Stephen Hampson, president and general manager of Meritor WABCO
  • Derek Rotz, manager of advanced engineering for Daimler Trucks North America
  • Bill Kahn, principal engineer at Peterbilt Motors
  • Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics, author, and futurist

 

CV Outlook has been moved to the Trinity Ballroom in the Omni, which is connected by a walkway to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas where GATS is held.

The Great American Trucking Show Trucks

To take part in all of these new experiences, attend The Great American Trucking Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX on August 27-29, 2015. Visit www.truckshow.com for more information and to get your free tickets to The Great American Trucking Show.

Hotel Route Schedules:

Route 1
Hilton Garden Inn Market Center
Courtyard Dallas Market Center
Fairfield Inn & Suites Market Center
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Route 2
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Route 3
Adolphus Hotel
Magnolia Hotel Dallas
Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown
Crown Plaza Downtown
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Hotel Shuttles Hours of Operation:

Thursday, August 27
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday, August 28
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 29
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Truck Parking at Fair Park Shuttle Hours of Operation:

Thursday, August 27
10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 28
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, August 29
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

5K Shuttle Route Schedule:

Saturday, August 29
6:00 am – 6:15 am Boarding/Departing Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Shuttle will return at the end of the Fit for the Road 5K Run/Walk award ceremony and return to Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

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