Great American Trucking Show (GATS) 2021 canceled
Organizers of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) announced Friday that they are canceling in-person activities for the annual event in 2021 because of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s the second major trade show to cancel in-person gatherings for 2021 because of COVID-19.
“After weighing the many considerations that go into an event of the size and scope of the Great American Trucking Show, Randall-Reilly has made the difficult decision to not produce the in-person show in 2021,” said Emily Larson, director of trucking sales for Randall-Reilly, in a statement on Friday.
Randall-Reilly owns trucking publications including Overdrive and Commercial Carrier Journal. Larson said conditions concerning the coronavirus pandemic remain “too uncertain to move forward” with in-person activities.
“For more than 20 years, Randall-Reilly and our exhibitors and sponsors have invested significant resources to produce GATS,” Larson said in the release. “Planning begins at least 12 months in advance. Yet as we head into the fourth quarter of 2020, we are no more certain about the potential to hold a successful, large-scale in-person event than we were when we canceled the 2020 show.”
Instead, organizers plan to host a virtual event in 2021 that includes four events: Small Fleet Champ Award; Partners in Business; Pride & Polish; and Trucker Talent Search.
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