Here’s what America’s trucking industry has planned for 2017

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Updated Jun 15, 2017

trucking-2017The trucking industry is known for its community of events and truck shows, and 2017 is shaping up to be a promising year.

In 2017, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week falls on Sept. 10-16. Through the week, trucking companies and related businesses and organizations will honor truck drivers with recognition, discounts and more.

The annual Great American Trucking Show takes over Dallas once again in August, with over 500,000 square feet of exhibit place and vendors of all natures.

Truckers News has compiled industry events for 2017 in one calendar, listed below. 

Do you know of any event that isn’t listed or that has changed dates or location? Tell us about it in the comments or email Truckers News’ associate editor Deanne Winslett at [email protected].


  • Jan. 8-12: Transportation Research Board’s 96th Annual Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan. 14-18: National Private Truck Council’s Private Fleet Management Institute in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan. 16-19: National Biodiesel Conference + Expo in San Diego, California
  • Jan. 20-23: California Trucking Association’s 63rd Annual Membership Conference at Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California
  • Jan. 23-26: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan. 23-27: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan. 29 – Feb. 1: National Motor Freight Traffic Association Annual Meeting in Cape Coral, Florida


  • Feb. 3-4: Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show in Peoria, Illinois 
  • Feb. 16: Maryland Motor Truck Association’s Shrimp and Bull Roast and Trade Show in Baltimore
  • Feb. 16-18: Antique Truck Club of America (ATCA) Vintage Trucks of Florida Chapter’s 4th Annual Show at Paquette’s Historical Farall Museum in Leesburg, Florida
  • Feb. 26 – March 1: American Moving & Storage Association’s 98th Annual Education Conference and Expo in Palm Springs, California
  • Feb. 27 – March 2: TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee


  • March 14-17: The Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • March 23-25: Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky
  • March 26-29: Truckload Carrier’s Association’s Annual Convention at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee
  • March 31 – April 2: Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi


  • April 20-22: Expocam at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • April 28-30: 75 Chrome Shop 19th Annual Truck Show in Wildwood, Florida


  • May 5-6: Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck and Tractor Show at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa
  • May 11-13: Kenly 95’s 6th Annual East Coast Truckers Jamboree in Kenly, North Carolina
  • May 14: Mother’s Day Convoy for the Make A Wish  Convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
  • May 25-27: ATHS annual convention and truck show in Des Moines, Iowa


  • June 2-4: Wheel Jam Truck Show at South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota
  • June 16-17: ATCA’s 38th Annual National Meeting at Macungie Memorial Park in Macungie, Pennsylvania
  • June 23-25: Texas Trucking Show at NRG Center in Houston, Texas
  • June 23-25: NAST Great Lakes Truck Show at Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan


  • July 13-15: Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott, Iowa
  • July 15: Truck Function in Junction at Junction City High School in Junction, Oregon
  • July 16: ATCA Uncle Sam Chapter 14th Annual Antique Truck Show at Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, New York


  • Aug. 4-6: Carlisle Truck Nationals and the Big Rig Show and Shine in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Aug. 4-6: Shiawassee County Fair Truck Show at Shiawassee County Fairgrounds in Owosso, Michigan
  • Aug. 9: National Truck & Step Van Driving Championships
  • Aug. 11-12: Waupun Truck-n-Show in Waupun, Wisconsin 
  • Aug. 13: ATCA Mid Hudson Chapter 14th Annual Truck Show at Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, New York 
  • Aug. 24-26: Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas


  • Sept. 10-16: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, nationwide
  • Sept. 14-17: Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace, Michigan
  • Sept. 22-23: Guilty by Association Truck Show at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri 


  • Oct. 6 & 7: All Mack Show at Gerhart’s Machinery in Lititiz, Pennsylvania
  • Oct. 11: Wreaths Across America Charitable Gala at Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland
  • Oct. 14-15: California Trucking Show at Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California


  • None listed at this time


  • Dec. 16: National Wreaths Across America Day