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Another Great American Trucking Show is in the document books, but memories that what developed for three days in ~ the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention center in Dallas will linger for rather some time.
GATS 2017 to be filled v entertainment, accomplishments, announcements and trucks — numerous trucks.
There to be a the majority of winners in Dallas throughout GATS critical Thursday v Saturday.
Mississippi-based owner-operator Richard Woods won the 2017 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search finale Friday. The three-judge panel named Woods the winner after ~ a sing-off format competition v the other two finalists, Michael Lochmiller and Terrance Mathis. Woods won $1,000 cash and also a record session with AxleOutPro.
Daniel Shonebarger, a flatbed driver because that Melton van Lines was named the 2017 Trucking’s peak Rookie award winner during a awareness Friday in ~ the show. Shonebarger, that attended the Georgia steering Academy won $10,000 and also a parcel of other prizes.
Also in ~ GATS, ideal of show winners were announced in five categories that the Pride and Polish truck show. Winners were preferred for working bobtail, functioning combo, limited-mileage bobtail, limited-mileage combo and also builders class, together with the People’s an option winner.
But, the wasn’t only trucks that got recognized at GATS. Dave Nemo, a broadcaster with several radio programs for practically 30 years, was honored Friday at the great American Trucking Show. Nemo began on to be radio in the 1980s, and now hosts a daily display on Sirius XM’s roadway Dog Trucking station.
Also in ~ the show:
The mascot that the Trucking move America Forward campaign of the American Trucking Associations acquired an main name: Safety Sammy.
It was announced that truckers had lost a an unified total that 1,074 pounds in the MATS 2 GATS load loss challenge.
Scott Jordan, one owner-operator indigenous Peculiar, Missouri, was the winner the the 2017 Harley-Davidson Roadster 1200 provided away this day at the KeepTruckin booth.
A variety of new products and also services to be rolled out. Rand mcnally introduced three new products, Minimizer showed off a new mattress because that trucks and Magellan showcased its partnership with Samsung. A new app do pickups and also deliveries less complicated was rolled out.
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