Make plans now to attend the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Free registration is now open on the show website, TruckingShow.com, and runs through Feb. 20.
Show organizers say the March 22-24 event will likely have close to 1,000 exhibitors on the more than 1 million feet of show floor at the Kentucky Expo Center.
Original equipment manufacturers including Peterbilt, Mack, Western Star and Cummins will be in attendance, along with dozens of trailer and tire manufacturers and technology exhibitors. Officials with Exhibit Management Associates, the hosts of the show, say they have more than 600 exhibitors committed so far.
Peterbilt will be hosting a Super Fan contest that will provide five contestants with an all-expense-paid trip to MATS. One lucky finalist will be chosen to drive home the 1 millionth Peterbilt tractor.
TravelCenters of America, operators of TA and Petro truck stops, will provide off-site truck parking, complete with hot showers, on-site truck services, and shuttles to and from the show running every 15 minutes.
The Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship and awards ceremony will be hosted on-site, including Lights after MATS on Wednesday night and Thursday night, and the PKY Competitor Parade following the close of the show on Saturday. You can catch the parade on the Expo Center’s perimeter road.
Other events include a concert Friday night as well as educational seminars and training from the North American Transportation Management Institute.
After Feb. 20, online registration will continue to be available for a cost of $10 per person until March 20. Attendee registration will continue to be available on-site at all show entrances for a cost of $10 per person.
The show brings more than 70,000 people to Louisville each year, meaning hotels book up and fast. Show management recommends booking early. The official housing agency of MATS can assist you with making reservations by calling 800-743-3100.