Calendar of Trucking Industry Events

2020 Guide to Trucking Industry Events

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
Atlanta, GA 

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
Orlando, FL 

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
Indianapolis, IN 

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)
Louisville, Kentucky 

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
Indianapolis, IN 

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
Cincinnati, OH 

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 

Truckers Jamboree
Walcott, Iowa 

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)
Dallas, TX 

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
Wilmington, DE 

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. 

More info: www.cvsa.org/eventpage/events/cvsa-annual-conference-and-exhibition 

  

SEPTEMBER 23-35, 2020 

Women in Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo
Dallas, TX 

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
Denver, CO 

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
Nashville, TN 

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. 

More info: nastc.com/nastc-annual-conference/annual-conference