Mid-American Trucking Show happens this week in Louisville Mid American Trucking Show happens this week in Louisville

Mid-American Trucking Show happens this week in Louisville



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After a COVID-induced two-year hiatus, the Mid-American Trucking Show is on this week, and organizers have added enough events, activities, and features to make up for lost time.

MATS opens Thursday at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville and runs through Saturday. Show hours include:

  • Thursday VIP preview: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to the show’s website, “The inaugural Mid-America Trucking Show was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. That first show occupied just a portion of the West Wing. MATS welcomed 4,000 attendees and 83 exhibitors. It was a modest beginning, certainly a much smaller show than other trucking events of the day, but the foundation was laid and the show would grow from there.”

Aside from coming back after two COVID cancellations, the 2022 edition of MATS will also celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

This year’s show will host 1,020 exhibitors filling over 1 million square feet of exhibit space and is expected to attract more than 75,000 attendees.

Admission is free for all badged MATS attendees and exhibitors.

And something to look forward to in June….

The 40th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs, the milestone truck beauty contest, will be held June 9-11 at Branson Landing in Branson, Missouri.

Branson Landing is a 95-acre waterfront development that holds more than 100 specialty stores, restaurants and show venues. There are numerous events and activities being planned that will honor 40 years of SuperRigs and the significance truck drivers play in the lives of Americans.

Contestants, their families and the community will be able to see some of the best-looking and hardest-working big rigs in North America.

Shell Rotella SuperRigs competitors will compete for 24 awards including Best Chrome, Best Lights and Best of Show. Twelve drivers will be selected to have their truck featured in the 2023 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar, which will also feature the surrounding area of Branson.

Hard-working owner-operators and their trucks from across the United States and Canada will compete for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes. There is no fee to enter SuperRigs, and the weekend is designed to be fun for the whole family.

Stories via Overdrive and Truckers News. 

 

 

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