The year-long COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced the postponement of yet another major trucking industry gathering.
The Truckload Carriers Association Tuesday announced it has rescheduled Truckload 2021: Las Vegas from April 17-20 to Sept. 25-28.. The venue remains the same — the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.
In a statement, TCA said:
Due to the current limitations placed on large gatherings by the state of Nevada, and out of abundance of concern for the well-being of our attendees, we have made the decision to push the dates of truckload's premier event to the fall. Rescheduling this event allows us to provide the high-quality meeting experience that attendees have come to expect from TCA’s Annual Convention.
In light of Truckload 2021: Las Vegas being rescheduled, TCA said it will provide a supplementary virtual offering for the original meeting dates. TCA's spring business meetings are set for April 19 and 20. This event will be available to all at no charge and will feature committee and board meetings, alongside timely and relevant educational sessions.
TCA's announcement comes shortly after the Mid-America Trucking Show announced it was postponing its 50th anniversary show to next year. It had been originally scheduled for this March and was moved to September. Now it will be held March 24-26 of 2022.
Also falling victim to the COVID-19 pandemic is the American Trucking Associations' 2021 National Truck Driving Championships & National Step Van Driving Championships, which had been scheduled for Aug. 11-14 in Minneapolis.
Going on as scheduled is the North America Commercial Vehicle Show, which will be held Sept. 28-30 in Atlanta.