New GATS Discovery Pavilion offers product demos

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GATS 2015

The Great American Trucking Show is debuting a new feature at this year’s show: A Discovery Pavilion with interactive product and equipment tests and demonstrations.

There will be an opportunity to drive the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty, test out Martin Lubricants’ STP Diesel Fuel Treatment with Greenclean Detergent Technology and test Per Diem Plus, LLC mobile devices and explore their mobile app.

The Discovery Pavilion will host performances by the three finalists in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Truckers’ Talent Search.

The current Discovery Pavilion schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 25

2-2:30 p.m. – PC-11: What Will it Mean for Me?: Learn about the newest diesel specification and how it may benefit fleets. Speakers include Dave Taber, senior scientist, and Tony Negri, HDEO product manager, of Phillips 66 Lubricants. They’ll go over the new categories and highlight important details. 

Friday, Aug. 26

10:30-11 a.m. – PC-11: What Will it Mean for Me?: Learn about the newest diesel specification and how it may benefit fleets. Speakers include Dave Taber, senior scientist, and Tony Negri, HDEO product manager, of Phillips 66 Lubricants. They’ll go over the new categories and highlight important details.

12:30-1 p.m. – Helping Truckers to Beat the IRS Legally Every Year & Reducing Trucker Tax Debt: Learn about expense tax mistakes you may be making and how much they could be costing you. Learn what options you may have for reducing your tax debt. Speakers are Barry Fowler, president and founder of Taxation Solutions; Charles Zagara, tax attorney and director of resolution; Rhymus Lizo, enrolled agent.

2-3 p.m. – Trucking’s Top Rookie: Presentation of the $10,000 top prize to the winner and $1,000 to each of the other finalists. Presented by Truckers News and the Truckload Carriers Association.

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Trucker’s Talent Search: The three talent search finalists will compete live on the Discovery Pavilion stage for first place in Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search.

Additional Discovery Pavilion events for Aug. 25-27 are to be announced. Check back at the GATS Discovery Pavilion page for updates.

GATS basics:

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (Dallas Convention Center)

When:

  • Thursday, Aug. 25: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register: Free online at GATSonline.com

Lodging: Hotel information at truckshow.com

Parking: Free truck parking will be available at the Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park