Saturday @ MATS: Truck Beauty Contest awards, truck/tractor pull

MATS program

The Mid-America Trucking Show wraps up in style Saturday with a full slate of programs, and several special events.

One of the fixtures of MATS, the PKY Truck Beauty Contest, concludes with the awarding of the prizes at 10 a.m. in the South Wing Conference Room, B102. Among the awards to be handed out are Best of Show, the People's Choice award, and the prize for the Big Rig Buikld-Off.

Another of Saturday's highlights is Trucking Through the Lens of a Professional Photographer. Ann Marie Michel photographed several women truckers for the book "Sisters of the Road." The photographer and several of her subjects will discuss the book and their experiences on the road. Truckers include Idella Hansen, Debbie Desiderato, and Janelle Grapes. The program is in the ProTalks Theatre B104 at 3:15 p.m.

Also on Saturday is the parade of PKY truck show participants. The parade follows the road that circles the Expo Center. It begins at 7:15 p.m.

Finally, MATS concludes with the MAC Trailers Winter Nationals Championship Pulling Event in Freedom Hall at 5 p.m. A separate ticket is required.

 Saturday's lineup of programming includes:

  • 9:45 a.m.: Road to Relief: Ease Pain & Boost Mobility in Minutes a Day
  • 10 a.m.: PKY Truck Beauty Contest Awards Ceremony
  • 10 a.m.: Are You Unknowingly Noncompliant?
  • 10:30 a.m.: WTF! Working Through Factoring
  • 10:45 a.m.: Sense Per Mile on Driver Recruiting
  • 11:45 a.m.: Target Practice! Is there a Bullseye on your Back?
  • 11:45 a.m.: Commercial Rules and Regulations Through Law Enforcement Eyes
  • 1 p.m.: Make 5 Times Your Current Rate: Profitably Moving Overdimension Freight
  • 1 p.m.: 2024 Virtual Convoy – Truckloads of Remembrance
  • 1:45 p.m.: Truck Stops of the Future
  • 2 p.m.: Telematics and Data Analysis: Leveraging Insights for Fleet Optimization
  • 2:30 p.m.: Reduce Delays and Increase On-Time Deliveries with Intelligent Predictions
  • 3:15 p.m.: TAT, Prevention and Intervention: Combating Human Trafficking Through the Trucking, Bus, and Energy Industries
  • 3:15 p.m.: Trucking Through the Lens of a Professional Photographer

 See the full schedule for the location of the programs.
 Show hours for MATS at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville ar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.