Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 26, 2018

2018 Mid-America Trucking Show Day 2 Recap [Video]

From the show floor of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show, Equipment Editor Jim Park gives his top takeaways from the show, including ELDs, truck giveaways, and Uber Freight.

March 23, 2018

Peterbilt Gives 1 Millionth Truck to SuperFan

Peterbilt gave away a Model 567 Heritage truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show to Rick McClerkin of San Jose, California, for winning the company’s SuperFan search in celebration of a major truck production milestone.

March 23, 2018

2018 Mid-America Trucking Show Day 1 Recap [Video]

Equipment Editor Jim Park recaps the first day of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show, which has gone through some major changes in the past few years. 

March 22, 2018

Mid-America Trucking Show 2018 in Photos, Day 1

Attendance seemed good for the first day of the Mid-America Trucking Show 2018, which got underway at 10 a.m. March 22. Absent this year were several of the truck and trailer makers and a few of the major Tier 1 suppliers, but showgoers didn't seem to mind too much, at least not that we heard.  

March 21, 2018

Trucking Returns to Kentucky for 2018 MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show this week at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, features a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and other trucking festivities aimed at drivers, owner-operators, small fleets and other trucking enthusiasts.

April 16, 2017

MATS Attendees Talk Trucking Issues [Video]

We asked attendees to the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, about what issues were on their mind and what they'd most like to see change in the industry. This On the Spot video highlights their responses.

March 27, 2017

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Year

Trucking Moves America Forward gave an update on its efforts to promote a positive trucking image at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.

March 22, 2017

American Truck Historical Society Display at MATS

The American Truck Historical Society has a display in the South Hall of the Mid-America Trucking Show again this year. Here are a few of the trucks on the floor this time around.

March 31, 2016

Video: 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum

The Fleet Forum at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show was produced and hosted by Heavy Duty Trucking and Fleet Owner. As part of that full afternoon program, HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators were presented with awards and participated in a panel discussion. Other sessions covered the connected truck and making sense of confusing economic numbers.

March 31, 2016

As MATS Begins, ATA, HDMA/MEMA Team Up for New Trucking Show

The American Trucking Associations, along with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, announced on Thursday they are working with global event management and trade show firm Messe Frankfurt Inc. to develop a new, biennial North American-based truck and transportation event.

March 30, 2016

DAT to Debut New Version of Trucker App at MATS

DAT Solutions is debuting a new version of its DAT Trucker mobile app, a driver trip planner with features like the locations of safe Walmart parking and CAT scales, and a loadboard.

March 28, 2016

MATS Brings Trucking to Kentucky This Week

The Mid-America Trucking Show will kick-off on March 31 and run through April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., featuring a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listening session.

March 9, 2016

Mid-America Trucking Show Kicks Off End of March

The Mid-America Trucking Show will be held from March 31-April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with several new features this year even as truck makers skip this year's show.

February 18, 2016

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2016 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, fuel economy, maintenance and more.

October 22, 2015

MATS Laments Loss of OEMs in '16, But 'Will Adapt'

“There’s a silver lining in this, and it’s that they still believe in the show,” said Toby Young, who heads the sponsoring organization. "They want to be here in 2017, and I think they’ll be assessing the damage by not being here in 2016.”

October 21, 2015

Peterbilt Joins Other OEMs in Skipping MATS 2016

Like the other Class 8 OEMs, Peterbilt will return to the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2017, and will alternate its presence with the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

August 28, 2015

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.

July 10, 2015

Navistar Latest Truck Maker to Skip MATS Exhibit

Navistar is following in the footsteps of Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks in deciding to skip exhibiting at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, with plans to return in 2017.

July 6, 2015

Volvo Joins Daimler in Skipping 2016 MATS

Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.

May 13, 2015

MATS Organizers: Show Will Stay Yearly

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.

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