Great American Truck Show 2016 Coming, Dallas, TX

August 27-29, The Great American Trucking Show (GATS), one of the nation’s largest trucking trade shows, will be at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Find a job, attend free educational seminars, get the latest information from top industry leaders or see the amazing works of art at Overdrive Magazine’s Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Contest. GATS is the culmination of Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship Series. Best of show winners from the 2014-2015 shows will gather to find out who is the best of the best. Pre-register for FREE before August 27. Visit truckshow.com/register and join the fun!

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check-In
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking and Check-in
6 p.m. Drivers Meeting
Pizza dinner provided by Randall-Reilly
Thursday, August 25, 2016
8:30 a.m. Rags Down!
9 a.m. Judging Begins
Friday, August 26, 2016
Enjoy GATS
Saturday, August 27, 2016
10:30 a.m. Award Ceremony

How to behave when experience road rage?

Road Range Safety

Woman showing bad gesture

Nearly 80% of Drivers Experience Road Rage

A study released by the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 78 percent of drivers experienced significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. The study – based on a survey of 2,705 licensed drivers – estimated that a large portion of motorists engaged in a variety of angry and aggressive behavior:

• Purposefully tailgating: 51% (104 million drivers)
• Yelling at another driver: 47% (95 million drivers)
• Honking to show annoyance or anger- 45% (91 million drivers)
• Making angry gestures: 33% (67 million drivers)
• Trying to block another vehicle from changing lanes: 24% (49 million drivers)
• Cutting off another vehicle on purpose: 12% (24 million drivers)
• Getting out of the vehicle to confront another driver: 4% (7.6 million drivers)
• Bumping or ramming another vehicle on purpose: 3% (5.7 million drivers)

Additionally, the study notes some significant demographic differences, finding that younger male drivers were much more likely to have engaged in angry or aggressive driving behaviors.
To combat road rage, AAA offers the following tips:
• Don’t offend. Make sure your driving doesn’t cause others to brake, swerve or change lanes unnecessarily.
• Be tolerant and forgiving. Assume the best in other drivers and don’t take their behavior personally.
• Do not respond. Refrain from making gestures, making eye contact or doing anything to escalate the situation. Call 911 if needed.
Read about the Study HERE