MATS began in 1972 when Paul K. Young, former Kentucky Motor Transport Association President, and a few industry friends had an idea to develop a show in the eastern half of the United States. Their goal was to create an event that was more accessible to professionals in the heavy-duty trucking industry, specifically owner-operators and fleets. Their idea and hard work laid the foundation for what would become the largest heavy-duty trucking tradeshow in the world.
Since the beginning their goal remains to bring the entire industry together for the largest and most comprehensive, face-to-face event in trucking. Over the years MATS has been an intricate part of the trucking industry with thousands of stories people making industry connections and lasting friendships.
“Louisville, Kentucky is a central hub for the Eastern US and the trucking industry, and we feel very fortunate to have had MATs spotlight our city over the years. It’s a first class show for our industry.” – Derek McWhorter
The 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show and 50th year celebration is going to be special and here are some details”
Kentucky Expo Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
March 24-26, 2022
Thursday VIP – 10AM to 1PM
Thursday – 1PM to 6PM
Friday – 10AM to 6PM
Saturday – 9AM to 4PM
Plans are in works to include:
- Opening Night Celebration & Networking Event
- Expanded Education, Product Demos, and Speaking Opportunities
- Larger-Than-Ever PKY Truck Beauty Championship
- More Outdoor Events and Entertainment
- Interactive MATS History Experiences
During the week of the show, we (River City Truck Parts) are planning to have an open house event and we’ll be providing more details as we near the event date. If you plan to attend the show and you would like to visit our Louisville facility, contact us to make arrangements. Also, if you would like to bring a part or parts to sell us when you come to Louisville please contact us to make arrangements.
Click here for more show information.