Utech at GATS 2017
UTECH was excited to be a part of the Great American Trucking Show last week, from August 24-26, in Dallas, TX! This was our first time at the GATS as a vendor, and our experience was overwhelmingly positive. The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center was an excellent venue, able to accommodate an impressive amount of people and equipment. Over the course of the 3-day event, we were able to connect with industry leaders, experienced business owners, and many hard-working independent truck drivers as well as to hear directly from FMCSA and DOT. The expertise and innovation was on full display. The educational sessions were very informative and the products on display were a testament to the growing and changing trucking industry. The GATS is an interactive and all-encompassing public convention of trucking professionals. More than 550 exhibitors met at the event this year, representing over 50,000 industry relevant products in truck, trailer, engine, components, parts, and digital technology categories among many others.
The FMCSA regulations were on everyone’s mind with less than 110 days to ELD mandate implementation deadline. The latest from the educational sessions conducted by FMCSA:
- Clarifications and extensions on Personal Conveyance rule will be published and distributed within the next few weeks
- Out-of-Service penalty implementation for not having ELD is moved to April 1st, 2018
UTECH was proud to display FMCSA registered GPSTab – ELD Edition electronic logging device. Simple in use, quick in implementation, and packed with additional features this device was one of the front runners at the show.
UTECH is always one of the more popular booths at shows as give-aways, special deals, and raffles are consistently present. Everyone who stopped by the booth left with something valuable. One lucky winner took home a TV.
Our next stop is Intermodal Expo (IANA) taking place in Long Beach, CA on September 16-20.
We will be at booth #913 and would love to meet you.