MATS 2019: What You Need To Know About The Biggest Truck Show Of The Year

Louisville, Kentucky – It’s that time again! The 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

Show organizers expect as many as 80,000 people to attend this year as more than 1,000 exhibitors will fill the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Attendees can certainly expect a great time. From the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty competition to the rows and rows of chrome and accessories, truckers from around the country converge on MATS for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

 

The schedule for this year’s show is:

  • Thursday, March 28, 1-6 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao To Give Keynote

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao will deliver the keynote address on Friday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. in South Wing Lobby Room B101. Secretary Chao will be providing an update on the Department’s efforts on safety, infrastructure, truck parking, and reducing burdensome regulations on truck drivers.

Don’t Miss The Music

Many friends of Transportation Nation Network (TNN) such as Jayne Denham, Bill Weaver, Taylor Barker and Tony Justice will be performing this week at MATS.

Our friends at Red Eye Radio are even hosting a special performance and meet-and-greet with country music star Gretchen Wilson Thursday, March 28th, in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

Be sure to stop by their booth in the South A Lobby.

Attendees can also enjoy a free concert on Friday night at 7:00 featuring country music artists Michael Ray and Runaway June presented by Exxon Mobil Delvac.

Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Mobil Delvac Booth #18160 in the North Wing during show hours.

You Might Even Learn Something

Amid all of the fun and excitement of the giant 3-day trucking party, attendees also have an opportunity to take in some educational seminars.

This year, seminar topics include everything from how to start your own trucking company to better understanding assisted technologies for drivers.

To check out the full list of seminars click HERE.

 

Full Schedule of Events

There is so much to see and do at MATS, there is no way to tell you about everything.

To review an entire list of events click HERE.

 


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