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GATS 2012 in Dallas – CDL Life is Going! Are You?


Great American Trucking Show 2012 DallasIt’s just about time, truck drivers! The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas is happening this year on August 23rd, 24th and 25th and CDL Life will be there! Come say “Hi” to us at booth 9019 – we’ll be near the food court.


Who else will be there? Well, just about anyone who matters in the trucking industry. If you want to see the complete list of exhibitors, just follow this link:

2012 GATS Exhibitor List

Some of the exciting events that will be held during the 14th annual Great American Trucking Show are: the Custom Rigs Pride and Polish Truck Beauty Competition.

Educational Seminars sponsored by TMTA, the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, free concerts from top country music artists, exhibits from leaders in the heavy duty trucking industry and much more.

Special Events at 2012 GATS

GATS 2012 presents John Anderson
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Concert by John Anderson

Multi-award winning singer John Anderson will take the stage at the Dallas Convention Center in a free concert for Great American Trucking Show attendees sponsored by the team behind Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil on Friday, Aug. 24th, 2012.

Anderson helped bring country music back to its roots in the early 1980s with hits such as Swingin’, which was named the Country Music Association’s 1983 Song of the Year. Other hits from that era included Wild and Blue, I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal, 1959, I Just Came Home to Count the Memories and Black Sheep. Those hits showcased Anderson’s instantly recognizable vocal style – a mixture of honky-tonk fervor, rockabilly/outlaw gusto, sly, tongue-in-cheek humor, and just a hint of rock n’ roll swagger.

 Rey Eye Radio Remote Broadcasts

The Red Eye Radio Network (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio Network) will again have a booth at this years GATS. In addition to providing fantastic live entertainment, Red Eye Radio offers truckers the opportunity to win CASH and daily prizes. Check back soon for more information on this year’s events!

For over 40 years now, the Red Eye Radio has been an integral part of the fabric of the nation’s trucking industry.  Listeners have counted on Red Eye Radio for the latest news, weather, information and entertainment to keep them in the know and provide them with programming they need.

Custom Rigs Pride & Polish Truck Compeition

Top truck beauty show winners from across the country will meet in Dallas this August to compete for the ultimate prize: the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship.

In addition to the regular Pride & Polish contest, which is staged within the Dallas Convention Center at the Great American Trucking Show, Best of Show winners from the four preliminary events will enjoy a specially staged area to showcase their trucks. National Championship winners from each Best of Show category will receive top-of-the-line trophies and additional cash prizes.

Truck Driver Hiring Pavillion

The Great American Trucking Show Driver Recruitment Pavilion is your chance to have fleets from all over the country competing for your services! GATS provides the perfect venue to find your next driving job; the air-conditioned comfort of the Dallas Convention Center! It pays to have options.

Click here for more information on the GATS 2012 Convention, pricing, schedules and directions.


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