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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 a part of DIRECTORY & NEWS EXHIBITOR LISTING AND FLOOR PLAN INSIDE! THURSDAY Show hours: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Seminars: Managing CSA 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Room 161 TMTA Committee Meeting 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Room 166 TMTA Committee Meeting 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Room 166 IN BUSINESS PARTNERS 2012 The Partners in Business semi- nar will be held Friday at 2 p.m. and is free to show attendees. It will focus on how owner-operators can cut costs and increase revenue. See Page 4 for more. "Deadliest Catch" star Edgar Han- sen will be on hand at the Chevron Delo booth today and Friday to sign autographs and take photos with attendees. See Page 4 for details. "American Trucker" host Robb Mariani will be signing autographs today, Friday and Saturday at the Cobra Elec- tronics booth. See Page 4 for time and location. Open to all show visitors is the fi fth and fi nal stop of the 2012 Pride & Polish National Championship (Halls C, D and E) series, in which a fi eld of the country's top working and show trucks will compete to be crowned as the nation's top rig. On display are the 16 Best of Show winners from the previous four Pride & Polish events – dating back to the Charlotte Diesel Super Show in October 2011 – and dozens of other custom-built and one-of-a- kind trucks looking to qualify for the championship judging round. Competitors spend weeks pre- paring the rigs, ending with an all- night cleaning and polishing on the show fl oor. The awards ceremony will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mobil Delvac tent. Paul Voigt's 1999 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won both Best of Show and National Championship honors in the Limited-Mileage, Combo category at the 2011 Great American Trucking Show. Leave Dallas with $50k John Anderson One show attendee will win $50,000 cash in Randall-Reilly Recruiting Media's Driver Jack- pot promotion. The drawing will be held Saturday morning at 9:45 from the Red Eye Radio stage in the main lobby (across from registration). Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley will emcee the giveaway, and you must be present to win. Entries from active CDL hold- ers will be accepted on Thurs- day and Friday at the Driver Jackpot booth (#21167) in the Driver Recruitment Pavilion. The Driver Jackpot is sponsored by Knight Transportation, Con-way Truckload, Baggett Trans- portation, Marten Transport, Swift Transportation, Western Express, SRT, Fikes Truck Line, Prime Inc., Interstate Distribu- tor, Arnold Transportation, Sunco Carriers, Red Eye Radio and Justin Original Workboots. Follow online and on your phone: We'll be live blogging from the show at For the most up-to-date information, follow Overdrive on Twitter, @OverdriveUpdate. To join in the conversation, Like Overdrive on Facebook: John Anderson Visit the MAC Trailer Mfg. Booth – 19135 Today's Weather: Hi 93 Lo 75 Battle for the crown to perform Friday Multi-award winning country music singer John Anderson will play a free concert at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Ballroom D. Tickets will be available on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis at 9 a.m. at the Mobil Delvac tent in the show's registration lobby. The concert is sponsored by Mobil Delvac. 12B00087.GATS_9x2.5.indd 1 8/2/12 2:04 PM Don't forget to visit our booth or one of our independent agents, who will also have free work gloves available. Western Truck Insurance Rodriguez Insurance Agency, LLC BSI Insurance Services United Financial Casualty Co. and its affiliates. 12B00087.GATS (08/12)

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