Even though our film is out on iTunes and Amazon, we still like to take it on the road and screen it for live audiences. We love the conversations that inevitably follow. Whether it’s for law makers on Capitol Hill, the Intelligent Transportation Society, trucking professionals in Arkansas, insurance organizations, or infrastructure funding experts, we can’t wait to hear their feedback and broaden our own perspective on this incredibly complex topic.
Last week we were in Dallas for the Great American Trucking Show. While we were there we screened the documentary for truckers, manufacturers, suppliers, fleet managers, tech reps, and every other category of freight transportation-related company. We also had a great panel discussion hosted by Chris T and Meredith Ochs from SiriusXM’s Freewheelin’ show. Brad Bentley, president of FASTPORT, Allan Rutter from Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute, and Todd Spencer, Vice President of OOIDA sat down to talk about the future of trucking and the state of our infrastructure. It was lively, to say the least, and we’re looking forward to sharing that recorded panel with you soon.
Most of all, we enjoyed meeting the wildly diverse crowd that came to GATS. A friendlier gang of people you could not hope to meet. And no one is more passionate about better, safer, modern roadways than the professional drivers who call those roads their “office.” In addition to catching up with documentary interviewee Todd Spencer we also ran into interviewee (and Overdrive’s “Most Beautiful Trucker”) Stephanie Klang!
We hope we made some new friends, too. Thanks for making us feel so welcome, Dallas. See you again soon!
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