August Calendar: Gear up for GATS in Dallas

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Updated Jul 25, 2018
Custom trucks will compete in the GATS Pride & Polish competition and antique trucks will be available for viewing on the show floor.Custom trucks will compete in the GATS Pride & Polish competition and antique trucks will be available for viewing on the show floor.

Truck drivers and other industry professionals are gearing up for the Great American Trucking Show next month in Dallas. The annual show is set for Aug. 23-25 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. 

Drivers with custom trucks will compete in the Pride & Polish truck beauty contest. For owner-operators and company drivers alike there will be hundreds of exhibitors, including exhibitors showcasing their latest gear.

The Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion will offer free services such as mammograms, chiropractic care, retinal scans, blood sugar tests, blood pressure tests, skin cancer screenings and more. Cooking demonstrations will take place on the Health Pavilion stage.

A list of exhibitors and events is available on the GATS site.

REGISTRATION: Registration is free in advance of the show. Anyone can register to attend. Registration at the show will be $10 per person.

SHOW HOURS: The show opens at 11 a.m. Aug. 23 for VIP attendees and the show is open noon to 5 p.m. for general attendees. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 25. The show will host a Truck Stop Ministries worship service Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.

TRUCK PARKING: Truck parking is available for free at Fair Park at 3013 S Haskell Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75223. The lot is five miles from the convention center. The truck show will provide free shuttles to and from the truck parking lot.

Here’s what else is happening in August:

Aug. 3-4: Iowa-Nebraska Classic Truck Show at Sapp Bros. Truck Stop in Omaha, Nebraska

Aug. 4: Vintage Truck Magazine Truck Show at Young’s Jersey in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Aug. 4: Green Mountain Chapter Truck Show in Westminster, Vermont

Aug. 4-5: Empire State Antique Truck Show at the Stafford Firemen’s Grounds in Batavia, New York

Aug. 5: Transportation Extravaganza and Truck Show at Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois

Aug. 9-12: 19th Annual Brockway Truck Show in Cortland, New York

Aug. 10-11: Waupun Truck-N-Show in Waupun, Wisconsin

Aug. 10-12: National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association Show at Show Grounds in Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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Aug. 17: Wicomico County Fair Truck and Car Show at Winter Place Park in Salisbury, Maryland

Aug. 17-18: Great Salt Lake Kidney Kamp Truck Show at Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah

Aug. 17-19: Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show at Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Aug. 17-19: National Toy Truck ‘N Construction Show and Auction at Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana

Aug. 18: Cerni Motors and the Penn-Ohio Chapter of the Antique Truck, Car and Motorcycle Show at Cerni Motor Sales in Youngstown, Ohio

Aug. 24-25: Brooks Truck Show at Pacific Northwest Truck Museum and Antique Powerland in Brooks, Oregon

Aug. 25: LeMay Car and Truck Show at LeMay Family Collection at Marymount in Spanaway, Washington

Aug. 25: American Truck Historical Society Susquehanna Valley Chapter and Kenworth of PA Antique Truck Show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania