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2019 Guide to Trucking Industry Events


January 9, 2019

MARCH 5-8, 2019

The Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, and Fleet Technical Congress
Indianapolis, IN

The must-attend event for the work truck industry. North America’s largest work truck event is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products.

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MARCH 10-13, 2019

TCA (Truckload Carriers Association) Annual Convention
Las Vegas, NV

The premier networking and education event in the truckload industry, TCA’s Annual Convention, will be held March 10-13, 2019 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

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MARCH 18-21, 2019

American Trucking Association – TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition 2019
Atlanta, GA

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition is home to trucking’s leading fleet professionals, vehicle manufacturers, and component suppliers. TMC is North America’s premier technical conference for trucking, and it’s an event you simply must attend to stay current on industry practices.

Deadline to register: February 15, 2019.
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MARCH 28-30, 2019

Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS)
Louisville, Kentucky

The Mid-America Trucking Show is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. The industry comes together to see what’s happening in trucking. You will see what’s new in technology, learn from experts, connect with peers, and gain insight into current issues. The Mid-America Trucking Show hosts all major truck, diesel engine and trailer manufacturers and representatives from all facets of the trucking industry from all over the world.

Deadline to pre-register: Feb 28, 2019.
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APRIL 14-16, 2019

The National Private Truck Council – NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition
Cincinnati, OH

NPTC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the marquee national private truck fleet event of the year! With over 1,250 attendees and 165 exhibitors.

Deadlines: Early bird from Jan 14-Feb 1.
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APRIL 15-17, 2019

National Association Fleet Administrators – NAFA 2019 Institute & Expo
Louisville, KY

I&E is the largest gathering of fleet professionals. Designed for both new and veteran fleet managers to get what they need to succeed. You will network with fleet professionals, experience the latest services and products, receive cutting-edge training that will improve your employer’s bottom line, and hear from prominent speakers.

Deadline: Early Bird by Jan 31, 2019 to save $200.
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JULY 11-13, 2019

Truckers Jamboree
Walcott, Iowa

The Truckers Jamboree is hosted every year at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Since its inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s truckers. In 2018, over 42,000 people attended. This event is a great place to learn about trucking. The Truckers Jamboree features antique truck displays, over 175 exhibits, Iowa Pork Chop Cookout, live country music, fireworks and Trucker Olympics.

FREE Admission and FREE parking.
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AUGUST 22-24, 2019

GATS – Great American Trucking Show
Dallas, TX

The Great American Trucking Show is an interactive and all-encompassing public convention of trucking professionals. More than 500 exhibitors meet at GATS, representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, among many others. GATS exist to create an interactive, energizing environment entirely focused on trucking’s improvement.

FREE if you register online. $10 if you register onsite.
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AUGUST 14-17, 2019

ATA National Truck Driving Championship
Pittsburgh, PA

The National Truck Driving Championships is a competition of professional truck drivers hosted each year by American Trucking Associations.

The NTDC and affiliated state TDCs are considered the one of the industry’s largest and most effective safety programs. Known to many as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” these annual competitions inspire tens of thousands of drivers to operate accident-free for the right to compete.

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SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2019

PeopleNet and TMW – In.sight User Conference
Houston, TX

Looking to get more out of your TMS? PeopleNet & TMW Systems bring you a user conference & transportation industry expo to give vision & clarity to drive performance throughout your operation.

Registration opens in the Spring

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SEPTEMBER 22-26, 2019

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Annual Conference and Exhibition
Biloxi, MS

The Alliance’s premier meeting, the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition, provides the opportunity for government officials, enforcement and industry to gather together to affect meaningful changes to the overall culture of transportation safety throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Registration opens June 2, 2019.
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Women in Trucking
Dallas, TX

Join transportation, logistics, and supply chain peers at the Accelerate! Conference & Expo. Discover how gender diversity can have a positive impact on your career and your company’s success. Learn from 60+ Educational Sessions on critical transportation issues and trends, along with perspectives of women in the industry. Network with your peers, providers, and other key transportation stakeholders.

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OCTOBER 5-9, 2019

MCE 2019, ATA Management Conference & Exhibition
San Diego, CA

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) brings together trucking executives from across the country for the one can’t-miss event of the year that highlights economic, regulatory, and business trends focused on driving the success of fleets today and in the future. Every year, more than 2,500 of trucking’s top decision-makers come to MCE.

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National Association of Small Trucking Companies Annual Conference
Nashville, TN

The NASTC’s Annual Conference is dedicated to helping small trucking companies control their costs through managed purchasing, analysis, consultation, and advocacy. The conference levels the competitive playing field, allowing member companies to grow, prosper, and remain a significant force in the transportation industry.

Registration begins February 1, 2019.
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