The Great American Trucking Show – a big truck event that should have taken place in 2021, will be canceled due to concerns over COVID-19. The organizers made a difficult decision due to worries about the health of the participants. The organizers of the annual event noted that they would not move forward as before in the face of the pandemic and the ongoing uncertainty. The show, which demonstrates innovations in cargo transportation, equipment, spare parts, and even provides information about workplaces, plans to determine the prospects for work in the current situation and assess the possibility of creating the necessary conditions for health.
Emily Larson, Director of Truck Sales at Randall-Reilly, explained, "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".
Besides, the organizers said that the epidemic situation once again proved how important the trucking industry is for Americans' well-being. They also noted that all parts of this industry, including fleets, drivers, and owner-operators, are directly related to the availability of vital products and the uninterrupted delivery of other essential goods to stores and homes. They also expressed their gratitude to everyone working in the industry and promised to announce the dates of the next GATS event as soon as possible.