Why Attend?

Why Attend?


1,100,000 SQ FT

of exhibit hall space, educational seminars, celebrities & special events


Over 1,000 Exhibitors

Representing the best companies in the Heavy Duty Industry


3 Days

packed full with activities and events to grow your business





Top 3 Reasons to Attend MATS


Look For New Products


Stay Up-To-Date on Changes & Industry Issues


Connect With Suppliers, Distributors, Customers

More Than a Tradeshow

  • Sponsored Events

    MATS plays host to numerous exhibitor-sponsored events including press conferences, concerts, hospitality suites, company luncheons, educational events, analyst/investor meetings, continuing education, discussion groups, technical sessions, receptions, and numerous other events. Just another way that MATS facilitates direct engagement between attendees and exhibitors, and provides opportunities to experience and learn about the exhibiting company and its products/services.

  • PKY Truck Beauty Championship

    The 27th annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship kicks off the show truck season with the largest grouping of show trucks in the country, all vying for honors in the country's premier truck beauty show. The event, which has become a star attraction at the Mid-America Trucking Show, celebrates North America's heavy-duty, working show trucks. Look for the trucks in Lot "J" behind the West Wing.

  • Ride-N-Drive

    Get hands-on with the latest technologies powering the industry. Test drive new trucks equipped with the latest technological advances in braking, driveline, engine, suspension, and transmission. Experience the latest in comfort, efficiency, and performance

  • Artic Snow and Ice Control

    John Starek / Director of Operationsr

    format_quoteMATS is my "one stop shop" for anything regarding the trucking industry. I can do market research, find new products, and talk with other industry leaders to better my business. It would take months to gather the info I get out of 3 days at MATS. Thanks MATS!!
  • Geoff B2B LTD

    Geoff Byford / Managing Director

    format_quoteThis is the fourth year out of five that I have travelled from the United Kingdom to Louisville for MATS. The show is simply one of the best in the world and in my eyes not to be missed. Great selection of exhibitors and show trucks and a great atmosphere. I usually meet up with fellow European Truckers who, like myself, love MATS. I will definitely be back in 2014. Thanks again for another great show..
  • Trans-Continental Systems, Inc.

    Al Lacaille / Company Driver

    format_quoteI believe this to be the best truck show in North America, bar none. Leading edge technology, up to the minute information and products. An absolute must attend if you are serious about commercial driving as a career and not just a job. Anything and everything related to the industry in one large driver friendly atmosphere.
  • Zelten Trucking

    Kenn and Beth Zelten / Owner-Operators

    format_quoteA must see for any serious owner/operator in the business. We learn more in those 3 days about companies, products, services, etc. than we learn all year! We can’t afford to miss it!
  • Cuyahoga Community College Truck Driving Academy

    Kreigh A. Spahr / Program Manager

    format_quoteMATS has everything! With all the new regulations, technologies and equipment becoming available, MATS is the ONLY place to see and experience it all. I have attended for over 20 years and find it exciting and new every time. Both new and old friends are all there. It is the place to go if you want to see what's available in the industry today and tomorrow.