Trucking’s March calendar: MATS returns to Louisville

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Updated Mar 2, 2019

Mats exhibit hallIt’s March and, like clockwork, it’s time for another Mid-America Trucking Show. The annual show returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 28-30.

Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Cummins will have exhibits at MATS, among almost 1,000 other exhibitors at the show.

MATS hosts the annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship and offers educational seminars on business, regulations, driver health and more. Some famous faces attending MATS this year include Michael Ray and Runaway June, who will lead the free MATS concert. Gretchen Wilson, among others, will make an appearance at the Red Eye Radio booth.

Show Hours:

  • Thursday, March 28 (VIP): 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Thursday, March 28: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Show Location: Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209

Registration: Registration is available for free online until Feb. 28. After that, tickets will be $10 online or onsite.

Parking: Free truck parking will be available from 7:30 a.m. March 27 to noon March 31 at the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium parking lot. A shuttle will be available to take drivers to and from the truck show. Truckers should enter Gate D at 4146 Park Boulevard in Louisville.

Here’s what’s happening in March: 

March 5-8: The Work Truck Show at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis

March 9: American Truck Historical Society (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

March 16-17: ATHS Northeast Ohio Chapter at 2019 Summit Racing Equipment at IX Center in Cleveland

March 18-21: American Trucking Associations Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta

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 Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky