MATS is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world. Held each year at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The show attracts 70,000 attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors from throughout the United States and abroad.



1,100,000 SQ FT

of exhibit space, educational seminars, & special events



Over 1,000 Exhibitors

representing leading companies from the US and abroad



3 Days

complete with opportunities to grow your business



    Brent Hutto / Chief Marketing Officer

    format_quoteThe size and reach of the Mid-America Trucking Show is unparalleled, it’s the largest in the marketplace. To come here, to be able to meet most of our customers in one place, is incredibly valuable to us… Here at Mid-America are our core customers…that owner operator, that small fleet owner, that soon to be medium sized fleet owner who can grow with our business…We invest the most of our dollars from a tradeshow perspective here at this show, and we get the greatest return..

    Derek Kuhn / Senior VP

    format_quoteMATS provides us a cross-section that is perfect for what we’re trying to do. We wanted to reach a wide range of different players in the trucking industry. Trailer mfgs, Owner- Operators, Fleet companies, Logistics companies, TMS companies. MATS offers us all of them… The feedback we’ve received from interacting with all of these different folks in the industry has been really really valuable!
  • AXN Heavy Duty

    Craig Smith / Marketing Communications Manager

    format_quoteIt’s a great show, a great place to make contacts - before, during, and after the show. We really do see a wide range of customers, suppliers, and manufacturers – a wider range than most other shows we go to, just because of its sheer size and central location within the country… We feel that this is just as much bang for the buck as any other big show that’s out there.
  • Goodyear

    Evan Perrow / Brand Segment Manager

    format_quoteWe have a wide range of conversations throughout the course of the event, whether that’s from a single owner operator, up to a large fleet that’s looking to take advantage of all the services that we have to offer. We are able to meet with every single type of customer that we want to meet with, and we’re able to see every type of competitor or business partner that we’d want to be able to meet with, all under one roof, in the period of three days…

The History of MATS

More Than Four Decades of Innovation and Tradition

The Mid-America Trucking Show began in 1972 to create an annual venue for the North American Trucking Industry to showcase new products, exchange ideas, and work together to advance the industry as a whole. With the continued support of the trucking industry, for more than four decades, MATS has grown to become the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world.

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