The 2018 Great American Trucking Show (GATS) is quickly approaching! This convention (held August 23rd - 25th in Dallas, TX) will have many exciting events this year. Not sure what events to attend? ATBS has you covered.

1. "Partners in Business" with ATBS
The Partners in Business seminars, produced by Overdrive and ATBS, will be held on Friday, August 24th at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Trucker's Armor Stage. Todd Amen and Richard DeForest of ATBS will talk about reducing costs, making better business decisions, and enabling you to run smarter. The information in these seminars will be valuable for any trucker.

2. "How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect You?" Seminar
Many people still have questions regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If this is the case for you, Todd Amen will be answering many of the important questions that you may have. You will learn how the new laws affect your business, your personal income tax, and how you can potentially earn more money. The seminar will take place on Thursday, August 23rd at 3:30 p.m. on the Trucker's Armor Stage.

3. The Landstar Health & Wellness Pavilion 
Don't forget to stop by the Landstar Health & Wellness Pavilion stage throughout the show. Here, you will be able to participate in free health screenings, cooking demos, and health and fitness seminars. Events include Landstar Fitness Challenges, cooking classes with Tom Kyrk from, and a health roundtable with Dr. John McElligott, Julie Dillon with SCF, and a few drivers who have participated in the Rigs without Cigs program. Make sure to take advantage of these educational opportunities.

4. Pride and Polish Awards Ceremony
The Pride & Polish is the top truck beauty contest in North America. Trucks that participate are polished and customized from front to back. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You won't want to miss who gets crowned as the most beautiful show truck in America. 

5. Mo Pitney Concert presented by the Truckers Service Association
Country Music singer, Mo Pitney, will be performing on the Trucker's Armor Stage on Saturday, August 25th at 1:00 p.m. Mo is best known for his vocal delivery, storytelling, and musicianship. He tells stories of his outdoor lifestyle, his faith, his family, and his patriotism. Following the concert, Mo will be signing autographs at the TSA Booth (Booth #718) from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

6. Trucking's Top Rookie and Trucker Talent Search
On Friday, August 24th, at the America Strong Stage, there will be two fun back-to-back events. The first event, beginning at 1:30 p.m., will be Trucking's Top Rookie. This event is brought to you by Trucker's News, who puts on the event to recognize the best new drivers joining the trucking industry. Immediately after this event will be the Trucking Talent Search Finals, brought to you by Overdrive. At this event, you will see the three finalists compete live and display their talents.

7. Stop by the Truckers Service Association Booth #718
Learn about the Truckers Service Association, ATBS, and others at Booth #718. We would love for you to stop by, pick up your membership gift, and have a chat! We look forward to meeting you there!

For a full agenda and stage schedule click here


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