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. In light of the ongoing COVID situation, conditions simply remain too uncertain to move forward.
For more than 20 years, Randall-Reilly and our exhibitors and sponsors have invested significant resources to produce GATS. 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.
As a company, Randall-Reilly remains committed to the value of, ultimately, serving our industry through face-to-face events and we continue to evaluate what offerings make sense for all in the future. In the interim, we plan to continue to produce some of the most popular elements of GATS virtually, as we did during GATS Week, Aug. 24-28, 2020. Our 2021 virtual GATS week will include four events that celebrate the creativity and business acumen of our industry: Small Fleet Champ Award, Partners in Business, Pride & Polish and Trucker Talent Search.