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Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to MATS this week


One of America’s biggest trucking industry events is just days away, and we have all of the information you need to know if you’re planning on attending.

The 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is happening on March 28 – 30 in Louisville, Kentucky. MATS will feature more than 1000 of the trucking industry’s top vendors, who will be showcasing the latest trucks and and technology in a 1 million square foot showroom at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The biggest names in the trucking industry (including CDLLife!) will be in attendance to meet drivers and show off what they’ve been working on. You can click here to see a complete list of vendors who are attending MATS this year.


MATS Special Event Dates & Times

There’s always something special going on at MATS, but here’s a schedule of some of the must-see events so that you can plan your day.

March 28, Thursday

March 29, Friday

March 30, Saturday

For a complete schedule of the events taking place at MATS, please click here.

Don’t forget — If you’d like to bring your truck to MATS, event organizers are offering 30 acres of free overnight truck parking at Cardinal Stadium, less than a mile from the Kentucky Exposition Center. Attendees who use the free truck parking lot will also be able to use a free shuttle from the stadium to MATS and will have access to portable restrooms and hot showers. For more info, click here.


If you’d like to pre-register for entrance into MATS, you can click here. You’re also welcome to purchase tickets at the door for $10.

MATS was created in the early 1970s and has since become one of the most highly anticipated and well attended trucking trade shows in the nation, hosting more than 70,000 attendees per year.

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