Town hall with FMCSA scheduled for September 24 at GBATS

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Truck drivers will have the chance to pose their questions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during a town hall meeting Friday, September 24 at the Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Missouri.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association invited Joe DeLorenzo, Director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance of the FMCSA, to participate in a panel discussion. The panel will also include the President of OOIDA, Todd Spencer, and Collin Long, Director of Government Affairs of OOIDA. OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh and Jay Grimes, OOIDA Director of Federal Affairs, will also be in attendance at town hall and the question-and-answer session. It is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 24.

“This is a great opportunity for truckers to be able to ask questions of the FMCSA or get clarification on any rule or regulation,” Pugh said. “How often does a trucker get a chance to sit down and talk with the FMCSA and get clarification on a settlement?” This is an opportunity for a productive dialogue between the truckers and the FMCSA.

The event will take place at the 4 State Trucks installation shop on the east side of Highway 43.

GBATS

GBATS is back in person after being forced to offer only a virtual experience in 2020.

This year’s show, which is again sponsored by OOIDA, is scheduled for September 23-25 ​​at 4 State Trucks in Joplin.

Thursday evening, a VIP dinner and drag races will be offered. After town hall on Friday, there will be big rig burnouts, a celebrity photo op, truck and tractor pull, and a motorcycle stunt show. Saturday will be marked by the Special Olympics convoy and a concert hosted by country musician Joe Nichols.

GBATS Calendar of Events

Wednesday September 22

All day – Truck registration

Thursday 23 September

All day – Truck registration
3:00 p.m. – Diesel drag time trial. West side of Highway 43, airside
6:00 p.m. – Dinner for VIP participants. West side of Highway 43, airside
7:30 p.m. – Diesel train. West side of Highway 43, airside

Friday September 24

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Food trucks open
8:00 a.m. – Store opening
11 am-8pm – Opening of traders
11 am-12.30pm – Q&A from the FMSCA Town Hall meeting. West side of Highway 43 in the installation shop
Noon – Closure of truck registrations
Noon – Big rig burnouts. West side of Highway 43
4:00 p.m. – Celebrity photoshoot. West side of Highway 43
5 p.m. – Store closes
5:00 p.m. – Big rig burnouts. West side of Highway 43
6:30 p.m. – Welcome to 2021 Trucks and Tractors. West side of Highway 43, airside
7 p.m. – Motorcycle and quad stunt show with Fire Truck Jump
7.15 p.m. – Start of the Lucas Oil semi-trailer and tractor
10:00 p.m. – Fireworks
10:30 p.m. – End of Day 1 festivities

Saturday September 25

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Food trucks open
8:00 a.m. – Store opening
11 am-8pm – Opening of traders
11 a.m. – Large trucks, cars, bikes and van burnouts. West side of Highway 43
Noon – The children’s pedal tractor pull begins on the west side of Highway 43, Kid’s Zone (ages 2-10)
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Meet and greet with celebrities. West side of Highway 43
2 p.m. – Large trucks, cars, bikes and vans burned on the west side of Highway 43
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Collection of participants’ plates. East side of Highway 43 at the Info Tent (you need a plate coupon to receive)
4:00 PM – Convoy Auction: All money raised goes to Special Olympics in Southwest Missouri. Store front
4:30 p.m. – Mandatory driver meeting for the Special Olympics Convoy. Store front
5 p.m. – Store closes
5:00 p.m. – Truck show awards ceremony. Store front
6:00 p.m. – Departure of the Big Rig Convoy
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Street party in downtown Joplin
7:45 p.m. – Truckers light show in downtown Joplin
7:45 p.m. – Curtis Grimes in concert in downtown Joplin
8:45 p.m. – Joe Nichols in concert in downtown Joplin
10:30 p.m. – End of the official show. LL

Landline staff writer SJ Munoz contributed to this report.


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