New year delivers calendar loaded with trucking events


2020 is gearing up to be another busy year for the U.S. trucking industry.

The Great American Trucking Show will return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 27-29.

400 Whats Ahead 1Other notable shows include the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville (March 26-28); the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show in Wildwood, Florida (April 25-26); and the Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Missouri (Sept. 24-26).

The trucking industry also has numerous American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) chapter events and truck shows slated for the new year. The ATHS annual convention will convene May 28-30 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

The Truckload Carriers Association holds its annual convention March 1-3 at the Gaylord Palms and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. During the convention, TCA and Truckers News will announce the winner of the Company Driver of the Year Award, and the association and Overdrive will name the Owner-Operator of the Year.

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

Here’s a look ahead at what’s happening in 2020: 


  • Jan. 27-30: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas




  • April 25-26: 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show in Wildwood, Florida
  • April 25: ATHS Annual Truck Show and BBQ at Amador County Fairground in Plymouth, California
  • April 25: Philadelphia Chapter ATHS Antique Truck & Military Vehicle Show at West Goshen Shopping Center in West Chester, Pennsylvania


  • May 1-3: ATHS Southern California Truck Show, Swap Meet and BBQ at Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California
  • May 2: ATHS Wheat State Antique Truck Show at Newell’s Truck Stop in Newton, Kansas
  • May 7-9: East Coast Truckers Jamboree at Kenly 95 in Kenly, North Carolina
  • May 15-16: Billy Bob’s Gear Jam at Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • May 28-30: ATHS National Convention & Truck Show at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois


  • June 4-7: Wheel Jam Truck Show in Huron, South Dakota
  • June 13: ATHS Southeast Iowa Antique & Working Truck Show at Ottumwa Park & Campgrounds in Ottumwa, Iowa


  • July 9-11: Walcott Truckers Jamboree at Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa
  • July 17-18: Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show at Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi 
  • July 18: ATHS Central Coast Chapter “Cooler” Antique Truck Show at Nipomo High School in Nipomo, California


  • Aug. 6-9: National Brockway Truck Show at CNY Living History Center in Cortland, New York
  • Aug. 19-22: American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships at Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug. 27-29: Great American Trucking Show at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas


  • Sept. 5-6: ATHS Palmetto Upstate Fall Show at Dacusville Heritage Association Family Farm Days in Dacusville, South Carolina 
  • Sept. 13-19: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) 
  • Sept. 18-20: San Juan Mountain Classic Truck and Vehicle Show at Riverside Park in Aztec, New Mexico
  • Sept. 24-26: Guilty By Association Truck Show at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri
  • Sept. 27: ATHS Metro Jersey Show at Skylands Stadium in August, New Jersey


Currently no events are listed for October 


Currently no events are listed for November


  • Dec. 19: National Wreaths Across America Day