Nation’s biggest trucking show to be rescheduled or cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The largest trucking trade show in the nation could be pushed back to 2022 due to lingering concerns over the pandemic, according to organizers.

On December 16, organizers with the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) announced that the event would be rescheduled or even cancelled due to COVID-19.

Organizers say that they are considering two possible dates for the next MATS — either September 16 — 18, 2021 or March 24 — 26, 2022. The final decision on the rescheduled dates will be made on February 15, 2021.

The rescheduled event will still take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

“We remain committed to providing timely and transparent communication to ensure that MATS 50th will continue to deliver the level of connection, discovery, and face-to-face value we have all come to expect from the Trucking Industry’s largest annual event,” MATS organizers said.

MATS is not the only 2021 trucking show to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. In October 2020, Great American Trucking Show (GATS) organizers announced that the in-person 2021 show was cancelled due to the pandemic, though some events will still take place virtually.