August Truck Shows

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Anchorman's Comment
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Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do that will get you out of the truck? Check out this list of truck shows that may be coming to an area near you!

1. Carlisle Truck Nationals ~ Carlisle, Pa. ~ Aug. 5-7

2. Brockway Truck Show ~ Cortland, Ny. ~ Aug. 11-14

3. Truckers Jamboree ~ Joplin, Mo. ~ Aug. 12-13

4. Great Salt Lake Truck Show ~ Salt Lake City, Ut. ~ Aug. 12-13

5. Wapun Truck-n-Show ~ Waupun, Wi. ~ Aug. 12-13

6. Franklin County Truck Convoy and Show ~ Chambersburg, Pa. ~ Aug. 20

7. Crossing the Line Benefit and Truck Show ~ Valparaiso, In. ~ Aug. 19-20

8. Eau Claire Big Rig Truck & Tractor Show ~ Eau Claire, Wi. ~ Aug. 19-21

9. National Toy Truck 'N Construction Show ~ Indianapolis, In. ~ Aug. 19-21

10. The Great American Trucking Show ~ Dallas, Tx. ~ Aug. 25-27

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I want to go to GATS soooo bad! There are going to be a ton of people there, including Allie Knight with HammerLane! Plus Lazarus will be on the show floor for all the AK fans!

Still trying to figure out how to sneak a reset in Dallas...

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I want to know if the new Volvo's are out yet.

G-Town's Comment
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If anyone likes the older trucks, the Brockway Show is a must see.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Brooks, Oregon. Last weekend of July and first weekend of August. It's mostly an antique farm equipment show but there is also a truck museum that's good for a couple of hours. Park at the Pilot and walk across the street.

Pianoman's Comment
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I want to go to GATS soooo bad! There are going to be a ton of people there, including Allie Knight with HammerLane! Plus Lazarus will be on the show floor for all the AK fans!

Still trying to figure out how to sneak a reset in Dallas...

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Why not just ask for hometime in Dallas and set your PTA for immediately after the show?? That's what I would do.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I want to go to GATS soooo bad! There are going to be a ton of people there, including Allie Knight with HammerLane! Plus Lazarus will be on the show floor for all the AK fans!

Still trying to figure out how to sneak a reset in Dallas...

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Why not just ask for hometime in Dallas and set your PTA for immediately after the show?? That's what I would do.

I've thought about it but we have to at least go by the house for an hour or so around the 3rd of September to fill hubby's meds then we have a wedding on the 17th.

Anchorman's Comment
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Just a reminder of some upcoming show that may be in your area...

Don't forget to stop by GATS and meet up with our very own ChickieMonster. You will be able to find her wherever Allie Knight is supposed to be.

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ChickieMonster's Comment
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Just a reminder of some upcoming show that may be in your area...

Don't forget to stop by GATS and meet up with our very own ChickieMonster. You will be able to find her wherever Allie Knight is supposed to be.

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We will be there! Got two more loads to go and then we are TX bound. Gotta get the Tedster a truck wash so he's looking handsome too!

Yes, there will be photographic evidence of a legendary Meeting of the Boss Ladies coming soon...

Bucket's Comment
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Wow! And I got to joplin on the fourteenth. Just missed it. But thats my luck, day late dollar short.

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