Ask The Trucker

Raising the Standards of the Trucking Industry

Talk Radio ShowTruck ParkingTruckers Healthtrucking showTrucking Shows

TSG brings health, wellness, and ‘good times’ parking to GATS


TSG-GATS Health Pavilion

For the 2nd year, the Trucking Solutions Group (TSG) joins trucking’s finest to bring quality health information, products, and services to professional drivers at the

GATS Health and Wellnes Pavilion.

AUGUST 25-27, 2016 Dallas, Texas

The Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion once again combines efforts and organized partnership with the Trucking Solutions Group

The Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion will provide free health screenings, cooking, fitness and educational demos.

The following health screenings will again be available:

6th annual Blood Drive
3rd annual Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Ask a Pharmacist
Height, Weight, BMI, Blood Pressure screening
Chiropractic Assessments
Diabetes Education
Eye Acuity and Color Blindness Testing
Kidney Function Analysis
Mammogram Breast Cancer Screenings
Nutrition Screening and Advice
DOT Exams $59

The Landstar Health Pavilion Stage will provide an awesome array of cooking demonstrations, health and fitness seminars!

With topics ranging from diabetes education to food addiction, GATS attendees will be sure to take home some key health strategies and advice from this pavilion stage!

Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living returns with his infamous cooking demos!

Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living- Food Demos for Truck

Tom Kyrk of Road Tested Living- Food Demos for Truck


Driven to be Healthy

St. Christopher Fund Driven To Be Healthy Challenge at GATS 2016





Make It Happen USA

Rick Ash of TSG with Gals from Make It Happen USA






Les willis GATS

Les Willis of God Speed Expediters- Running the GATS 2015 Parking Lot












TSG will be  conducting their sixth annual blood drive in partnership with Carter Blood Care and their third annual bone marrow donor registry drive in partnership with Make It Happen USA.

TSG Annual Blood Drive at GATS

TSG Annual Blood Drive at GATS

Trucking Solutions Group is bringing a mobile mammogram unit to the health pavilion. Donations were collected providing mammograms for attendees of the show who do not have insurance or can not otherwise afford the screening.

New this year is sleep apnea screening with Dr. John McElligott and the St. Christopher Fund as well as DOT physicals for $59 being conducted by our new friends at AccuScreen.

Another favorite~ 5K road race out at the truck parking lot with free shuttle service to and from the convention center.

Speaking of the parking Lot,  the GATS parking lot will be “hopping”! Thank you Les Willis of Godspeed Expediters for all your hard work, making sure the parking lot will once again be an extension of the GATS excitement!

Here’s the schedule of what’s Happening in the parking lot!!

Special thanks to Sponsors One20 and Triumph Business Capital. There will be Free Beer and Bar-B-Q (Brisket & Ribs) in Truck Parking on Thursday Evening beginning at 5pm. Also the “winningest” Man in BAR-B-Q Myron Mixon will be on hand Thursday evening to sign autographs and chat it up!!  Truck Parking is at Fair Park, just follow the signs.

Available on the lot:

  • Free truck parking
  • Free RV parking (no hook-ups)
  • Free daily shuttles to and from GATS
  • On-site security
  • Showers provided by TA and Petro Stopping Centers
  • Portable restrooms
  • Smokin’ Wheelz will be providing food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
  • Golf cart rentals  ( Thank you Shelle Lichti for all you do to make this happen!)

Back at the Landstar Health Pavilion Stage A new addition this year is everyone’s loved author of the book “Gut Instinct” and Health and Wellness Coach, Carolyn O’Byrne of  Carolyn will be presenting on the vital importance of your Gut Health and will be available for book signing during. There will also be a limited number of book available for sale.

Gut Instinct

Gut Instinct-by Carolyn O’Byrne of Life Coach Service

Carolyn O'byrne

Author of “Gut Instinct” Carolyne O’byrne of

Schedules for the Landstar Health Pavilion Stage

MORE information Links!!

Health Pavilion            Truck Parking Lot        Truck Parking Shuttle Service

Progressive Fit for the Road 5K                         General Information

Recruiting Pavilion                 Showers              Registation          Concert

Health Pavilion at GATS 2016 focuses on Trucker Wellness

Listen to Rick Ash and Les Willis talk about all that’s going on at GATS


Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , ,



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"

View all posts by Allen Smith →

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

What do you have to say about this? - Be the first!

To the top