This community is much more than just parking at GATS

Finding a place to park while on the road may be a problem. Not so if you’re driving your truck to the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas later this week.

The TA Petro Truck Parking Community offers free parking and a variety of activities to add to the enjoyment of the 20th anniversary GATS.

Part of the draw to the parking lot community last year was the Stone Creek Four band, here shown backing Heniff Transportation driver and singer Brad James. They are set to return for 2019’s show.Part of the draw to the parking lot community last year was the Stone Creek Four band, here shown backing Heniff Transportation driver and singer Brad James. They are set to return for 2019’s show.

Being at the truck parking community does not mean you’re out of the loop for the show itself. There are daily free shuttles. The schedule is:

  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every 15-20 minutes
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every 15-20 minutes
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every 15-20 minutes

Located at 3013 S Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75223, the truck parking community includes:

  • Free truck and RV parking, no hook-ups
  • Shower trailers sponsored by TA|Petro
  • Truck service and repairs by TA Truck Service
  • Free truck wash provided Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-Noon, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. sponsored by Riteload
  • Truck Parking Community tent is sponsored by RoadProSouthern Recipe and Progressive and cooling fans and provided by Cajun Kooling
  • Several auctions and other activities to benefit the St. Christopher’s Trucker Relief Fund
  • Food truck from Flaming Grill BBQ
  • Ice cream truck Friday and Saturday sponsored by Riteload (coupons can be picked up at the Riteload tent in truck parking)
  • Pet grooming services
  • Nightly entertainment
    • Stage sponsored by RoadPro and Southern Recipe
    • Entertainment sponsored by Heniff Transportation
    • Special appearance by Leon Everette at the Riteload tent Wednesday, 7 p.m.
  • Portable restrooms
  • Worship Service at 10 a.m. Sunday morning with Bill Blackman from Truckstop Ministries

The music schedule at the parking community includes:

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