Thursday at MATS: What you need to know

MATS 2015 (Image Courtesy of Mid-America Trucking Show)

The Mid-America Trucking Show kicks off Thursday March 31 through Saturday April 2 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

On Thursday, the show starts its seminar schedule with a talk on Jason’s Law. Jason’s Law is named for truck driver Jason Rivenburg, who was killed while parked at an abandoned gas station. Jason’s Law calls for more, better and safer truck parking.

Another Thursday highlight is the meet and greet with Champ Truck Driver Mike Morgan, #88. Morgan will be at a booth meeting fans and signing autographs.

Marc Springer of A&E’s “Shipping Wars” and Alex Debogorski of “Ice Road Truckers” will be present at event’s throughout the day. 

See Thursday’s complete event schedule here

MATS Quick Facts:

  • Show Location: Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, 40209
  • Show Hours: March 31 – April 2, 2016; Thursday VIP: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Thursday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Parking: Parking for passenger vehicles is $8 per day and for tractor/trailers it is $30 per day. Spots at the Kentucky Expo Center with hook-ups cost $50 per day. Complimentary off-site tractor/trailer parking is available at the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, with a free shuttle service to and from the Kentucky Expo Center. Trucks must enter through Gate D. The Lot D GPS address is: 4146 Park Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky, 40209.
  • The MATS app is available for download on Android here and iPhone here.