Free registration for MATS opens

Kenworth and other truck manufacturers will have exhibits at MATS.Kenworth and other truck manufacturers will have exhibits at MATS.

Registration for the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky is now open online. Free tickets are available for early registrations until Feb. 22. Registrations after Feb. 22 will cost $10 online or tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door.

The show runs March 22-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Over 1,000 exhibitors will have booths set up on over 1 million square feet of space, according to organizers.

Cummins, Mack, Peterbilt, Kenworth and Western Star will have exhibits at MATS this year, say show officials. In addition to exhibits, MATS will once again host the PKY Truck Beauty Championship, have a concert, and offer educational seminars on business, regulations, driver health and more. 

Show Hours: 

  • March 22 VIP: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • March 22: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • March 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • March 24: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Show Location:

  • Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209


Registration is available for free online until Feb. 22. After Feb. 22, online registration will cost $10 or tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. 


Free truck parking will be available at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. A free shuttle service will be on site to take truckers from the parking lot to Kentucky Expo Center, and back. The truck parking lot will open March 21 at 7:30 a.m. and stay open through March 24 at 6 p.m. Trucks must enter the parking lot through Gate D. The GPS address for Gate D is: 4146 Park Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky 40209.

The stadium has 3,000 passenger vehicle spots available. Parking is available at the Kentucky Expo Center for a fee. The fees are $30 per day for trucks, $8 per day for passenger vehicles and $50 per day for spots with hook-ups. Spots with hook-ups must be reserved.