Trucking events can be some of the best ways for busy, on-the-road carriers to see what’s going on in the world of transportation. Many shows have huge expo halls that you can walk and get a glimpse of the latest and greatest products on the market for truckers.
Other events hold educational seminars for new and established truckers looking to brush up on new laws and regulations or to learn tips on how to maximize their profits. Many of these events are free and family (and pet) friendly. Take a look at the list below and see if any of these are taking place near you or where a future load may take you.
FEBRUARY 24-27, 2020
The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition
TMC is North America’s premier technical conference for trucking with educational sessions covering all aspects of vehicle maintenance and design.
More info: tmcannual.trucking.org
MARCH 1-3, 2020
TCA Annual Convention
The Truckload Carriers Association’s 82nd Annual Convention brings together more than 100 industry suppliers in 22,000 square feet of exhibition space as well as several speaking sessions.
More info: tca2020.com
March 3-6, 2020
The Work Truck Show
Put on by The Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA), The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event. Programming includes a massive exhibitor floor and conference with lots to see and do.
More info: worktruckshow.com
MARCH 26-28, 2020
Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS)
MATS is the most comprehensive trucking event with over 1,000,000 square feet of exhibition space and more than 1,000 exhibitors. It’s a great opportunity to research new products, connect with experts, keep up with regulatory changes, and more. Exhibitor and attendee registration are free until February 20, 2022.
More info: truckingshow.com
APRIL 6-8, 2020
NAFA 2019 Institute & Expo
The National Association Fleet Administrators’ annual Institute & Expo is the largest gathering of fleet professionals, attracting fleet managers at all stages of their careers. The even offers cutting-edge training and engagements with prominent speakers as well as the opportunity to check out the latest products and services.
More info: nafainstitute.org
APRIL 26-28, 2020
NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition
The National Private Truck Council’s Annual Conference and Exhibition has over 1,250 attendees and 165 exhibitors as well as educational opportunities across a wide variety of topics.
More info: nptc.org
JULY 9-11, 2020
Since 1979, the annual Trucker’s Jamboree has been a celebration of America’s truckers. Parking and admission are free for this one-of-a-kind event which features everything from carnival games through live country music, the Trucker Olympics, the Iowa Pork Chop Cookout and over 175 exhibits.
More info: iowa80truckstop.com/trucker-jamboree
AUGUST 27-29, 2020
The Great American Trucking Show (GATS)
The Great American Trucking Show is an interactive and all-encompassing public convention of trucking professionals. Expect to see more than 150 trucks, 500+ exhibitors, 50,000+ products, and attend with 50,000 other industry professionals. Registration for GATS is free online or $10 on-site.
More info: truckshow.com
SEPTEMBER 20-24, 2020
CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
The Commercial Vehicle Safety 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.
SEPTEMBER 23-35, 2020
Women in Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo
Accelerate! offers more than 60 educational sessions covering critical transportation issues and trends as well as perspectives from women in the industry and a full expo. More than 1,200 are slated to attend.
More info: womenintrucking.org/accelerate-conference
OCTOBER 24-28, 2020
ATA MCE Conference & Exhibition
The American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) brings together trucking executives from across the country to explore economic, regulatory, and business trends that drive the success of fleets today and in the future. More than 2,500 of trucking’s top decisionmakers attend MCE annually.
More info: mce.trucking.org
NOVEMBER 19-20, 2020
NASTC Annual Conference
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies’ Annual Conference is helps small trucking companies control their costs through managed purchasing, analysis, consultation, and advocacy; leveling the playing field and allowing member companies to prosper.
Registration begins February 1, 2020.