August 22-24, 2013
Thurs 12-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5


Q: What is the ProPickup Truck Expo?

A: The ProPickup Truck Expo (PPTE) is an all-encompassing convention designed for professionals who use pickups in their business. PPTE is part of the larger Great American Trucking Show (GATS). There will be more than 400 exhibitors representing all aspects of both the pickup parts & accessories market as well as those from the medium/heavy-duty truck world. Some of the events and happenings that are held in conjunction with PPTE are the Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Competition, Educational Seminars called ProPickup SmartSessions, the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference and free concerts from top country music artists.

Q: Who should attend the Propickup Truck Expo?

A: Anyone utilizing pickups within their trade, That includes municipalities, utility services, gas & oil, road & bridge builders, aggregates producers, professional landscapers, and other businesses where the pickup plays an integral role.

Q: Where is the Propickup Truck Expo ?

A: Dallas Convention Center, 650 South Griffin Street,Dallas, TX 75202DCC; Phone: 214-939-2722

Q: How do I get tickets to the free  concert?

A: Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. They will be distributed in the registration lobby starting at 9am the day of the concert. The concert is free to all registered attendees of the ProPickup Truck Expo. If you want tickets for both shows, you need to come each morning to obtain the tickets for the concert that evening.

Q: Is there parking available for transport trucks?

A: Yes, there is free Truck Parking available at the Reunion lot, which is located at Hotel street and Memorial Drive, at the southwest corner of the Dallas Convention Center. For directions to the lot please follow the link below.

Click Here for more information on Truck Parking

Q: Parking at the Dallas Convention Center.

A: There are numerous pay-to-park lots around the Dallas Convention Center. There is also a paid parking lot underneath the Dallas Convention Center that is very convenient for exhibitors and attendees alike.

Q: Where can I find local Hotels that are close to the Convention Center?

A: GATS and PPTE have partnered with Travel Planners to help plan your trip to Dallas.  For more information on booking your hotel for the GATS/PPTE please Click Here.

Q: Can I park my RV or Camper in the Truck Parking Lot next to the Dallas Convention Center?

A: The City of Dallas does not allow RV/Camper parking within the city limits. If you are planning on bring your RV, check out the Dallas Metro KOA Campground at This campsite is approximately 25 miles away from the Dallas Convention Center. For more information, you can email them at or give them a call at 817-277-6600.

Q: Are wheelchairs/scooters available for rent?

A: Yes, Wheelchairs and scooters will be available for rent. You can contact AABCO-Ready Rental for your scooter needs at 972-412-3500.

Q: Can I bring my pet to the ProPickup Truck Expo?

A: Unfortunately, animals and pets are not permitted (with exception to guide dogs, signal dogs and other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability) inside the Dallas Convention Center.

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