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Your Guide to Transportation Events in 2021

Triumph Business Capital

April 25, 2021

The transportation world is always on the go, sometimes making it difficult for carriers who spend their days on the road to stay up to date with new developments. That’s why trucking events and expos are so valuable. As long as you can find a weekend to attend – in person or online — one of these transportation events in 2021, you can see all the latest and greatest developments in the trucking world in one place.  

You may also get to attend educational seminars — for experienced and inexperienced drivers alike — to learn more about laws, regulations and tips for boosting your profits. Best of all, these events are often pet and family-friendly. Look through the list below to find events near you or your future loads.  

MARCH 8–12, 2021 

The Work Truck Show 

Online Only 

The Work Truck Show is put on by The Association for the Work Truck Industry (NTEA). It’s North America’s largest dedicated work truck event annually. This year, the show is entirely online, with programming from updates on different brands and models to exhibition demos to educational seminars. Attend from anywhere with ease.  

More info: worktruckshow.com  

APRIL 12–15; 19-23, 2021 

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition 

Multi-Week Virtual Event 

TMC is the premier North American technical conference for trucking. It includes educational sessions that cover every aspect of vehicle maintenance and design. The full exhibit floor has state-of-the-art technology from industry leaders.  

More info: tmcannual.trucking.org  

APRIL 19–23, 2021 

2021 CVSA Virtual Workshop 

Virtual Event 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop is an event dedicated to helping the trucking industry, law enforcement, and government officials continue improving and advancing safety standards in commercial motor vehicles. Events include awards, public forums, and program meetings based on safety standards and improvements.   

More info: cvsa.org/events/cvsa-workshop/ 

JUNE 13–15, 2021 

NPTC Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition 

Cincinnati, OH  

The National Private Truck Council’s Annual Conference and Exhibition features over 175 exhibitors, 75 speakers, 23 workshops, and more than 1250 attendees. Events include everything from safety and certification talks to leadership training and social gatherings.  

More info: nptc.org 

JULY 8–10, 2021 

Truckers Jamboree 

Walcott, IA 

The annual Truckers Jamboree has taken place every year since 1979. This celebration of America’s truckers occurs in the Walcott World’s Largest Truckstop along Iowa Highway 80. Admission and parking are free, so truckers can feel free to take part in events that include everything from the Iowa Pork Chop Cookout to the Trucker Olympics, along with music, carnival games, and more than 175 exhibits. Other attractions include the Iowa 80 trucking museum and the Super Trucks beauty contest.  

More info: iowa80truckstop.com/trucker-jamboree  

AUGUST 29–SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 

CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition 

Wilmington, DE  

The premier meeting of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, this 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. The exhibition includes networking opportunities, in-person program meetings, and an exhibition hall with the newest and best in the trucking industry. 

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

AUGUST 30–SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 

NAFA 2021 Institute & Expo 

Pittsburgh, PA 

The National Association Fleet Administrators’ annual Institute & Expo is among the largest gathers of fleet managers and professionals, with something for people in all stages of their careers. The in-person event includes massive exhibition spaces and cutting-edge training, along with keynote speakers to keep you up-to-date. 

More info: nafainstitute.org 

SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2021 

TCA Annual Convention 

Las Vegas, NV, and Online 

The Truckload Carriers Association’s 83rd Annual Convention is a mass gathering of one hundred suppliers for the trucking industry. This year’s event includes both an in-person exhibition floor and educational sessions along with an online component for watching keynote speakers and participating in discussion groups.  

More info: truckload2021.com/ 

OCTOBER 23–27, 2021 

ATA MCE Conference & Exhibition 

Nashville, TN  

The American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) brings together trucking leaders from around the country. Attendees get to join policy discussions, attend educational sessions, and help influence the trucking industry’s development. More than 2,500 of trucking’s top decision-makers attend MCE annually to attend the exhibit hall and participate in events.  

More info: mce.trucking.org  

NOVEMBER 4–6, 2021 

NASTC Annual Conference 

Nashville, TN  

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies’ Annual Conference is dedicated to helping small trucking companies thrive by managing their purchasing, analysis, consultation, and advocacy. The goal is to level the playing field and allow member companies to prosper in a competitive industry. Events include educational seminars, safety training, the Grand O Trucking Show, and a full expo.  

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

MARCH 24-26, 2022 

Mid-America Trucking Show 50th Anniversary 

Louisville, KY 

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is back for its 50th anniversary! Delayed but not denied, the 50th MATS convention will see more than a million square feet of expo space, 1020 exhibitors, and more than 72,000 attendees. Events include educational seminars, social gatherings, and the annual MATS concert.  

More info: truckingshow.com/ 

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR EDUCATION 

Many transportation events in 2021 are both in-person and online, so even if none of these conferences is near you, it’s still possible to participate.  

For business owners, it’s all about maximizing your time so you can focus on the things that matter to your business. At Triumph, we help our clients trim the time it takes to deliver a load and get paid for it.  

Run your business your way and spend your time on what really matters. Learn more about Triumph’s invoice factoring for trucking companies today.