Trucking Industry Drives $26 Million in Economic Impact for Louisville

Mid-America Trucking Show launches new seminar to fight human trafficking nationwide.

More than 80,000 trucking professionals and representatives will park themselves in Louisville March 23-25 for the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world.

The Kentucky Exposition Center has hosted MATS every year since 1972, and the show brings $26 million in economic impact to the Louisville region.

This industry-only 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 learn about industry issues.

More than 1,000 exhibitors will showcase everything from engines to electronics, tools to tires and sealants to sleeper cabs – plus a large number of recruiters will be in attendance.

For the first time, Truckers Against Trafficking will present a seminar that educates drivers so they can identify and help combat human trafficking while traveling the nation’s highways. For more information, visit

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