With the new year well underway, now is a good time for trucking fleet operators to consider attending one or more of the 2019 Trucking Conferences and Shows. Trucking shows are an excellent opportunity to learn first hand about new equipment, explore the latest technologies, and meet representatives from trucking service companies.
There are many trucking industry events and shows across the country. Some are sponsored by state or national trucking associations and others are more topic driven in nature. Here is a list of shows and events that many find useful and fun.
The Truckload Carriers Association is holding their 81st annual convention at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, in Las Vegas Nevada, March 10-13, 2019. This show is open to Truckload Carriers Association members. For information on TCA membership and attending the show, go to www.truckload.org.
The American Trucking Association is holding their Management Conference & Exhibition on October 5-9, 2019, in San Diego, California. This conference is attended by trucking executives and features sessions and information on economic, regulatory, and business trends affecting fleets. Information on this conference can be found at www.mce.trucking.org.
The Mid-American Trucking Show is one of the most widely attended trucking shows in the country. This year’s show is being held March 28-30, 2019 in at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The show features exhibitors from almost every state and over 1,000,000 square feet of exhibit space. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.truckingshow.com.
Dallas, Texas is home to the Great American Trucking Show. The show is scheduled for August 22-24, 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the show. This year’s show will feature more than 150 trucks, 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 50,000 expected attendees. More information on the show can be found at www.truckshow.com.
The Texas Trucking show is a show for Heavy Duty trucking companies, which focuses on connecting suppliers and trucking companies. The show is scheduled for June 8-9, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas. For more information visit, www.texastruckingshow.com
The world’s largest truck stop, the Iowa 80 Truck Stop, hosts their annual Truckers Jamboree July 11-13, 2019 in Walcott, Iowa at exit 284 off I-80. The Truckers Jamboree has been held since 1979 and features events such as the Super Truck Beauty Contest, an Antique Truck Display, Trucker Olympics, live music, and much more. Information and a schedule of events can be found at www.iowa80truckstop.com.
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