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 Seminars sponsored by Texas Trucking Association and the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference.

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
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: Parking at the Convention Center.

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

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 Dallas Convention Center?

A: The City of Dallas does not allow RV/Camper parking within the city limits. If you are planning on bring your RV, check out the Dallas Metro KOA Campground at www.koa.com. This campsite is approximately 25 miles away from the Dallas Convention Center. For more information, you can email them at dallasmetro@koa.org or give them a call at 817-277-6600.

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 Dallas Convention Center.