Q: What is the Great American Trucking Show?

A: The Great American Trucking Show is an all-encompassing convention of trucking professionals. GATS has something for everyone. There are more than 500 exhibitors representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufactures, as well as services catering to the heavy and medium duty truck industry. Some of the events and happenings that are held in conjunction with GATS are the Pride and Polish Truck Beauty Competition, Educational Sessions sponsored by Texas Trucking Association and the Commercial Vehicle Outlook.

Q: Who should attend the Great American Trucking Show?

A: Anyone utilizing heavy or medium duty trucks within their businesses. That includes owner operators, for-hire trucking company management, company drivers, private fleets and all others aligned with the trucking industry.

Q: Where is the Great American Trucking Show?

A: The location for The  Great American Trucking Show:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-939-2700

Q: Is there Truck Parking available?

A: Yes, there is free Truck Parking available at Fair Park. For directions to the lot please follow this link.

Q: Is there parking at the Convention Center?

A: There are numerous pay-to-park lots around the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. There also is paid parking lot underneath the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

Q: Where can I find local Hotels that are close to the Convention Center?

A: The Great American Trucking Show has partnered with Travel Planners to help plan you trip to Dallas.

For more information on booking your hotel for the Great American Trucking Show please Click Here.

Q: How do I enter my truck in the Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Competition?

A: Please call Linda Meaux at 205-248-1361 or visit www.prideandpolish.com

Q: Can I park my RV or Camper in the Truck Parking Lot next to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas?

A: The City of Dallas does not allow RV/Camper parking within the city limits. If you are planning on bring your RV, join us for FREE truck/RV parking (no hook-ups) at Fair Park.  There will be regular shuttles to and from the convention center, on-site security, food vendors, showers, portable restrooms, the Fit for the Road 5K, and worship service on Sunday. If you have questions, you can call us toll free before the show at 888-982-2629, or contact the GATS onsite office at 214-853-8000.

Q: Are power scooters or wheelchairs available for rent?

A: Yes. You can make a reservation with AABCO-Ready Rental Sales, 972-412-3500, which will guarantee that your equipment will be available upon your scheduled arrival.  Otherwise, rentals are on a first come, first serve basis. The power scooter/ wheelchair rental area is Hall D near the escalators and the Omni Skybridge.

Q: Can I bring my pet to the Great American Trucking Show?

A: Unfortunately, animals and pets are not permitted (with exception to guide dogs, signal dogs and other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability) inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.