Here’s what’s on the trucking industry’s calendar in 2019

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Updated Dec 29, 2018
Custom trucks compete in the Pride & Polish competition at GATS.Custom trucks compete in the Pride & Polish competition at GATS.

The Great American Trucking Show will return to Dallas, Aug. 22-24, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

The 2018 edition of the truck show featured 520 exhibitors and 107 trucks across over 500,000 square feet of exhibit space. GATS attendance has grown 25 percent since 2013, and the 2019 edition of the show plans to continue growing on that success.

Also on the trucking industry’s 2019 calendar are numerous American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) truck shows, which bring out antique trucks and antique truck enthusiasts. The ATHS national convention will happen in Reno, Nevada, May 31 – June 2.

Truckers News will update this calendar throughout the year as information on additional events becomes available.

Do you know of an event that isn’t listed or that has changed dates or location? Tell us about it in the comments and we will get it added.

Here’s what’s happening in 2019: 


  • Jan. 21-24: National Biodiesel Conference & Expo at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego, California
  • Jan. 26: Caffeine and Chrome at Gateway Classic Cars in O’fallon, Illinois
  • Jan. 28-31: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada


  • Feb. 1-2: Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois


  • March 5-8: The Work Truck Show at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • March 9: ATHS Three Trails Chapter Open House & Truck Show at ATHS Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri
  • March 10-13: Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention at Wynn Las Vegas Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • March 15-17: ATHS Northeast Ohio Chapter at 2019 Summit Racing Equipment at IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio
  • March 18-21: ATA Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 20-22: ATA Safety Management Council (SMC) and Transportation Security Council (TSC) Annual Policy Meeting at Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia
  • March 23: Safety Drive for a Cure at Holland, Inc. in Ellenwood, Georgia
  • March 28-30: Mid-America Trucking Show at Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky


  • April 13: Wheat State Antique Truck Show at Newell’s Truck Stop in Newton, Kansas
  • April 23-28: ATHS Central California Chapter Antique Truck Show & BBQ at Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, California
  • April 26-28: 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show in Wildwood, Florida
  • April 27: ATHS Lakeside Sand and Gravel Open House and Antique Equipment Show at Lakeside Sand and Gravel in Mantua, Ohio
  • April 27: Antique Truck & Military Vehicle Show at West Goshen Shopping Center in West Goshen, Pennsylvania


  • May 3-4: Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck & Tractor Show at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa
  • May 5: Harrison Career Center FFA Tractor, Truck, Engine & Car Show at Harrison County Fairgrounds in Cadiz, Ohio
  • May 5-8: ATA Mid-Year Management Session at JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • May 9-11: Kenly 95 East Coast Truckers Jamboree in Kenly, North Carolina
  • May 12: Mother’s Day Truck Convoy for Make-A-Wish in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • May 30 – June 2: Wheel Jam Truck Show at South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, South Dakota
  • May 31 – June 2: ATHS National Convention and Truck Show at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada


  • June 2: Ocean State Vintage Haulers Antique Truck Show at Johnston War Memorial Park in Johnston, Rhode Island
  • June 15-16: Ohio Vintage Truck Jamboree at Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio


  • July 11-13: Walcott Truckers Jamboree at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa
  • July 12-14: Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show at Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • July 14-17: ATA Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California
  • July 20: Central Coast Cooler Antique Truck Show at Nipomo High School in Nipomo, California


  • Aug. 8-11: National Brockway Truck Show at CNY Living History Center in Cortland, New York
  • Aug. 14-17: ATA National Truck Driving Championship and National Step Van Driving Championships at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug. 22-24: Great American Trucking Show at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas


  • Sept. 8-14: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW)
  • Sept. 15-19: ATA TMC Fall Meeting & TMCSuperTech Competition at Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sept. 20-22: ATHS Classic Truck & Vehicle Show at Riverside Park in Aztec, New Mexico
  • Sept. 20-22: ATHS Northeast Ohio Chapter Show with Lagrange Engine Show at Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio


  • Oct. 5-9: ATA Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) at San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marquis in San Diego, California
  • Oct. 29-31: North American Commercial Vehicle Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta


  • Currently no events are listed for November


  • Dec. 21: National Wreaths Across America Day