The Great American Trucking Show

GATS 2017: ToughTested Supports Trucking Community

Rugged accessories retailer to sponsor entertainment and MATS 2 GATS fitness celebration

(DALLAS – Aug. 8, 2017) – ToughTested, the leader in mobile power and durable, rugged tech accessories, will sponsor a number of events and activities at the upcoming Great American Truck Show, Aug. 24-26.

ToughTested will host a celebratory tailgate party on Friday evening in honor of the completion of the MATS 2 GATS Fitness Challenge, organized in partnership with Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living. The healthy trucker initiative provides a community where drivers can share educational tips and motivational messages, such as nutritious recipes, exercise plans, and advice for making health-conscious choices while on the road in order to encourage healthy lifestyles. The ultimate goal was for the trucking community to collectively “lose a ton” by shedding 2,000 pounds in body weight between the 2017 Mid-America Truck Show, held in Louisville in March, and the start of GATS.

Kyrk will reveal the weight loss total at the Health Pavilion on Friday afternoon, followed by ToughTested’s celebration that evening.

“It’s great to be involved with such a positive experience for the trucking community,” said Tom Buske, VP of Sales and Brand Strategy at ToughTested. “GATS is a lot of fun for us all, and we’re excited to be able to do something to give back to a group of people who are so important to our brand.”

In addition to celebrating the completion of MATS 2 GATS, ToughTested will also take on a large role in providing entertainment for GATS attendees. Planned activities include:

  • Multiple concerts from truck driver and country music artist Bill Weaver
  • Cooking demonstrations, healthy recipe tips, and driver health discussions with Kyrk
  • Autographs and photos with NASCAR driver Cassie Gannis
  • A vehicle safety roundtable discussion with Weaver, Kyrk, Gannis, and truck driver George Parker, of The George and Wendy Show

ToughTested will also showcase a new line of durable battery packs, jump starters, and a rugged Bluetooth speaker at the 2017 Great American Trucking Show. The winner of multiple CES Innovation Awards, ToughTested products meet military-grade standards and withstand incredible pressure and destructive use, perfect for life on the road.

For more information about ToughTested products and their involvement at GATS, visit or stop by the ToughTested booth (#5029) at the show.


About ToughTested®

From heavy duty braided USB cables and unique power solutions to rugged cases, the ToughTested brand is designed for wear and tear, providing protection and security for the devices you use all the time, on the road or on the job. Primarily marketed to professional drivers, contractors, tradesmen and other professionals the brand is now extending its reach to general consumers who need a little extra protection from life. For more information on ToughTested and its product offerings call 1.800.266.4026 or visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for product updates, promotions, giveaways and retailer updates.

About Road Tested Living

Born from a lack of resources for truck drivers who wanted to cook healthy on the road, Road Tested Living has become a resource for information on a wide range of topics for drivers. Driven by founder Tom Kyrk, Road Tested Living provides tips and tools for truckers and others looking to enhance their quality of life using proven techniques. Visit to learn more.



Drew Tharp

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