2016 Mid America Truck Show: What You Need to Know
A huge chunk of the trucking industry of America is expected to gather in Louisville at the Kentucky Expo Center to attend this year’s Mid America Trucking Show. MATS is an annual event for the heavy-duty trucking industry. It is one of the largest trucking events of the world and held in Louisville, Kentucky at the same location every year. The show attracts a substantial amount of attendees and exhibitors from throughout the United States as well as abroad.
The Woodstock for eighteen wheelers is expected to attract more than 70,000 people, who will be visiting the booths of nearly 1,000 exhibitors. The 1 million+ sq. ft. of space of the Kentucky Expo Center is sizable enough to conveniently host all of these numbers. The show starts from the 31st of March and will close the 2nd of April. During this time, there’s a lot expected to happen, including musical entertainment, appearances from reality TV show celebrities, seminars, show trucks, prize giveaways, as well as the opportunity to experience a wide range of services and goods aimed at trucking, truckers, and trucks.
The main highlight of this year’s MATS will be the Truck Beauty Contest. The trucks are set to be displayed during the regular show hours. Furthermore, awards will also be handed out. Needless to say, it is expected to be a grand affair just like every year. If you’re a fan of “Shipping Wars” or “Ice Road Truckers”, there’s all the more reason for you to attend this event. This is because the following celebrities are scheduled to attend the show:
- Darrell Ward from “Ice Road Truckers”
- Edgar Hansen from “Deadliest Catch“
- Marc Springer from “Shipping Wars“
- ChampTruck driver Mike Morgan
For all trucking enthusiasts, the 45th annual MATS (Mid American Truck Show) promises to be an enticing show. As such, it is highly recommended that you pay a visit to check out the latest happenings of the trucking industry.