Mid-America Trucking Show Hauls $28 Million in Economic Impact to Louisville

Attendees from across the country converge in Louisville to test newproducts, learn new skills and network at industry-only event. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 29, 2023) —The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) rolls into the Kentucky Exposition Center March 30-April 1. More than 58,000 trucking professionals and representatives attend the annual industry-only event, making it the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world.  

This event accommodates the entire trucking industry in one venue, so professionals can see new products and services, test drive new trucks and technology, connect with suppliers, distributors and customers and stay up to date with changes in the industry.  

“Mid-America Trucking Show is a homegrown Louisville show that continues to see growth and success in its time at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This is where the trucking industry gathers to learn and discuss the latest technology and network with fellow professionals. This show provides a huge economic impact for our community, second only to the Kentucky Derby, and we’re proud this event calls the Kentucky Exposition Center home,” said David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues.

The Kentucky Exposition Center has hosted MATS since 1972, and the show brings an estimated $28.4 million in economic impact to the region. When looking at “Louisville’s Top 16” anticipated events published by Louisville Tourism, MATS is the second largest economic impact event that takes place in Louisville each year.  

More than 900 exhibitors will showcase everything from engines to electronics, tools to tires and sealants to sleeper cabs – plus many recruiters will be in attendance. Numerous seminars offer educational opportunities for companies, fleets and trucking professionals. 

Registration for Mid-America Trucking Show is taking place online prior to the show’s first day but is also available in person during the show. 

The MAC Trailers Winter Nationals Championship Pull will be held in Freedom Hall on April 1 with four classes of elite truck and tractor pulling competition. Hot Rod Semis and Pro Stock Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors and Mini Rods battle in action-packed competition. Tickets start at $25 and will be available to purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. This portion of MATS is open to the public.   

For more information, visit www.truckingshow.com.