This week’s Great American Trucking Show to feature driver recruiting pavilion, CCJ Market Movers and more

Updated Aug 22, 2016


The Great American Trucking Show is just a week away, and free registrations are still open online up until the day the show begins. The show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in Dallas Aug. 25-27.

From CCJ Market Movers to the Randall-Reilly Recruiting Pavilion and more, GATS will offer plenty for fleets to participate in and learn from.

CCJ Market Movers will focus on e-commerce and its effects on the trucking industry. The panel will be led by CNBC reporter Morgan Brennan, Avondale Partners Transportation Analyst Donald Broughton and CCJ Editor Jeff Crissey. Panelists will be Alain Bedard, chairman and CEO of TransForce; Scott Malat, chief strategy officer at XPO Logistics; and David Parker, chairman, president, founder and CEO of Covenant Transport Group.

The panelists will discuss how they’re dealing with the changing demands of the marketplace in their fleets. CCJ Market Movers will take place in the Theater on the GATS show floor on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Registration for Market Movers is $99 and can be done online here.

A number of fleets will be on-hand in the Randall-Reilly Recruiting Pavilion, where drivers can connect with fleets about potential jobs.

GATS is also home to Pride & Polish, where show truck winners from the 2015-16 season will compete in the 2016 National Championship Finals. Trophies also will be awarded for the separate GATS competition that will kick off the 2016-17 season.

Free registration for GATS is available here before the show begins.