ProPickup Truck Expo Joins Great American Trucking Show

February 13, 2012

Randall-Reilly’s Great American Trucking Show, one of the fastest-growing shows in attendance in the United States, will attract even more of a crowd later this year with the collocation of the ProPickup Truck Expo.

Both events will open their doors Aug. 23-25 at the Dallas Convention Center.

The ProPickup Truck Expo will showcase pickups and accessories used in construction, trucking, landscaping and other industries that the trucks typically are used for.

“With the addition of our ProPickup Truck Expo, we will be providing attendees with the unique opportunity to see vehicles, accessories and services that cover the entire trucking world from full-size pickups to Class 8 trucks,” said Alan K. Sims, vice president and executive director of the Randall-Reilly Events Group.

The ProPickupTruck Expo, which runs concurrent with GATS in an adjoining exhibition hall, will be produced by Randall-Reilly’s ProPickup magazine, in conjunction with the Randall-Reilly Events Group.

“The ProPickupTruck Expo will give attendees the opportunity to talk with manufacturers whose products make pickups more efficient and better performers on and off the road,” said Dan Tidwell, senior vice president and group publisher of the Randall Reilly Construction Media Group.

He added, “Pickups play an integral role in virtually every business at the heart of our economy, from construction to trucking and beyond.”

Besides a showfloor filled with aftermarket automotive parts and vehicles on display, the ProPickup Truck Expo also will feature educational sessions called SmartSessions, which will be headlined by industry leaders and experts in the automotive aftermarket.

“Our SmartSessions will cover a wide range of topics of interest to pickup owners, from how to

increase fuel mileage to setting up the mobile office to spec’ing out their next new pickup,” said Bruce Smith, editor of ProPickupmagazine.

The Great American Trucking Show was honored at the TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence this past November in Washington, D.C., for being in the top 20 shows in the U.S. for fastest-growing attendance between 2008 and 2010.

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