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The Great American Trucking Show Partners with Charities to Improve Trucking


The Great American Trucking Show is partnering with three industry charities – Truckers Against Trafficking, TruckersFinalMile.Org and the St. Christopher Trucker’s Relief Fund – to help improve trucking.

For every trucking professional that registers for GATS before July 4th, GATS will make a $1.00 donation to one of these charities. Registrants will choose which charity they want to receive the donation during the registration process.

The Great American Trucking Show Partners with Charities to Improve Trucking

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Registration is now open for the Great American Trucking Show (GATS). This year, attendees can make a difference in the trucking industry by registering for GATS before Independence Day.

For every trucking professional* who registers before July 4, GATS will donate $1 to one of three charities. GATS is proud to partner with Truckers Against Trafficking, TruckersFinalMile.Org and the St. Christopher Trucker’s Relief Fund to raise money through registrations. During the registration process, registrants can choose the charity to which they want GATS to donate.

“GATS is committed to improving trucking, and we’re excited to partner with these organizations that we believe are equally committed to the industry,” said Stacy McCants, vice president of events for Randall-Reilly. “Our goal with this campaign is to bring awareness to and support the wonderful and impactful work they do within the trucking industry.”

St Christopher Fund

Truckers Against Trafficking





To register for GATS, visit

*A trucking professional is an owner-operator, company driver, fleet executive, trucking equipment dealer, trucking parts distributor, truck mechanic or truck driving student


GATS, Randall-Reilly’s award-winning trade show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, August 24-26. With over 500,000 square feet of exhibitor space and a full calendar of events designed to improve the trucking industry, GATS is one of the foremost trucking conventions in the country. For more information or to register, visit


Randall-Reilly offers comprehensive marketing solutions through a complete network of data and research, publications, online content and advertising programs and events. Randall-Reilly serves its clients by providing insights into specific market segments, then providing the targeted platforms and marketing services to engage those audiences.


Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)(3) that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize the trucking industry to combat human trafficking as part of their regular jobs. TAT seeks to saturate trucking and related industries with TAT materials, partner with law enforcement and government agencies to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking and marshal the resources of our partners to combat this crime.

ABOUT TRUCKERSFINALMILE.ORG is a charity organization that will assist in the immediate travel, lodging and ground transportation needs of truck drivers and their immediate families, whether to the truck driver’s location or for the driver to travel home in such a case.

Additionally, in the event of loss of driver’s life, TruckersFinalMile.Org will pay the transportation of his/her remains home.


The St. Christopher Trucker’s Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), truck driver charity that helps semi-truck drivers whose medical problems occurring within the last two years have led to financial hardship. The SCF is also working to provide programs that will benefit professional drivers and the trucking industry.


Cole Lanier

Marketing Coordinator

Great American Trucking Show

(205) 248-1152

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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