Free educational seminars offered at GATS

GATS 2015 attendees participate in a seminar on fuel and equipment.

The trucking industry has seen a lot of changes over the past year, and the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) wants to help keep you in the loop. The truck show will offer educational seminars on a wide range of topics during the three-day event in Dallas, Aug. 25-27.

Seminar topics will cover the electronic logging device update, preparing for a safety review, industry regulation updates and more. All of the GATS educational seminars are produced in partnership with the Texas Trucking Association.

The educational seminars coming to GATS 2016:

ELD Regulatory Update for Owner/Operators

What: This session will focus on implementing ELDs and the regulatory components of the new requirement.  Learn how to avoid the “mess” of implementation.

When: Thursday, Aug. 25 from 2-3 p.m. in Room D161; Friday, Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. in Room D162; and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10-11 a.m. in Room D162

How to Prepare for a Safety Review

What: Get hands-on specifics about how to prepare for a safety review by the U.S. Department of Transportation or state officials. 

When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. in Room D161 and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10-11 a.m. in Room D161

Industry/Regulatory Update

What: Learn where the trucking industry stands on recent regulatory changes and proposals like ELDs, Safety Fitness Determination and the re-Start rule.

When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. in Room D164

Technology and Risk Management

What: Learn how to introduce technology to help with risk management and compliance.

When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room D161

Texas CDL/Medical Certificate Update

What: Get an update on Texas’ implementation of combining the CDL with a drivers Medical Certificate. Learn about the process, how to be compliant and the consequences of not providing your Medical Certificate to the Driver License Division.

When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room D162

Hot Legal Topics: From Firearms to Social Media

What: Legal experts will present issues that you and your company may be dealing with presently or in the future. 

Partner Insights
Information to advance your business from industry suppliers
The ALL NEW Rand Tablet
Presented by Rand McNally

When: Friday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room D164

Owner/Operator Taxes 101

What: Learn how you should be preparing for next year’s taxes, when and how to interact with the IRS, how to legally utilize tax exemptions to the fullest, and more.

When: Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10-11 a.m. in Room D164

Recordable Crashes: Who’s on Your Side as an Owner/Operator

What: Learn what options are available to owner/operators to have a crash reviewed to determine preventability.

When: Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room D162

Successful Owner/Operators: Are You One?

What: Learn how to ensure your financial success as an owner/operator and how to run a successful business.

When: Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in Room D164

The educational seminars are free to attend with a GATS registration. Registration for GATS can be done online for free. GATS will take place in Dallas on Aug. 25-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center downtown.

GATS is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; from 7 a.m.- to 4 p.m.  Saturday, Aug. 27. Free truck parking will be offered at the Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park in Dalas.