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MATS has been postponed again.The new date is March 24-26, 2022

What became the country’s largest trucking show has been postponed again.

Organizer officially announced on Monday, February 15th Mid America Truck Show It will not be held this year. Instead, the 50th Anniversary Show will be staged March 24-26, 2022. Plans to move this year’s show from March to September were being discussed, but that won’t happen.

MATS was the first major trucking event canceled last year as the COVID-19 pandemic began to expand. Health and safety measures have been enhanced with plans to continue the show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. However, the organizer has completely canceled the show.

In announcing the cancellation of this year’s show, show president Toby Young wrote on the MATS website:

“The main goal of the Mid-America Trucking Show was to always bring the entire industry together to host the largest and most comprehensive face-to-face event in trucking. With this goal in mind, MATS 50th will be on March 24th. Scheduled. -26, 2022. These dates guarantee full support of the industry in large, uncompromising face-to-face events, achieve our common goals, and all of us MATS. We provide the quality of the show that we have come to expect from. “

“MATS 50th will set new standards for truck industry events. We are developing a new face-to-face experience that will attract more participants and increase the opportunities for exhibitors to connect directly with viewers. MATS Experience is more It features education. More exhibitions, events and entertainment than ever before.

“We are excited to celebrate MATS’s 50th anniversary and look forward to working with friends and family in the industry. We promise it is worth the wait.

According to Young, the new look of MATS includes:

  • Opening Night Celebration and Networking Events
  • Expansion of education, product demonstrations, lecture opportunities
  • Bigger PKY Truck Beauty Championship than ever
  • Other outdoor events and entertainment
  • Interactive MATS historical experience

Over the years, MATS has been a venue for equipment manufacturers to launch new products, addressing several trucking policy and regulatory issues. It also features hundreds of vendors and lots of live musical entertainment.

Last year, most track shows and related events were canceled, significantly reduced, or moved online. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation and end of the Great American Waffle Show in Dallas each August for the past 20 years. However, the American Truck Historical Society has succeeded in moving its annual vintage truck show and convention online. The annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy, which benefits the Make A Wish organization in the Philadelphia region, hosted a hybrid event with a small gathering of trucks and some online activities.

The Truckload Carriers Association recently announced its annual convention-Truckload 2021: Las Vegas- Includes online components For those who cannot participate directly. The tournament will be held at Win Resort from April 17th to 20th, and many events will be streamed online.

The North American Commercial Vehicle Show, which will be held in Atlanta from September 28th to 30th, will also be held as scheduled.

MATS has been postponed again.The new date is March 24-26, 2022 MATS has been postponed again.The new date is March 24-26, 2022

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