Hightower is Headed to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show!

Posted by Julieanne White

 

 MATS

 

The Hightower Agency is excited to attend the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on March 27 - 29, 2014! The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world.

The Mid-America Trucking Show is more than a tradeshow. It is the annual forum for the heavy-duty trucking industry, providing face-to-face interaction between industry representatives and trucking professionals. Attendees are driven to MATS because they can efficiently research the latest products and services to provide their business with a competitive edge. Exhibitors participate in MATS to effectively introduce new offerings, increase brand awareness, promote products and connect with suppliers, customers, and prospects. MATS is where the industry comes together, where attendees network with Fortune 500 companies, where media outlets from around the world go to report on the business of trucking, and where trucking business gets done.

Held each year at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY, the show attracts 70,000+ attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors from throughout the United States and abroad. As the industry’s premier business venue, MATS offers attendees the best opportunity to efficiently research the latest products and services, gain insight into current topics in the industry, and network with attendees and exhibitors from around the world. No other show offers more under one roof than the annual Mid-America Trucking Show, and The Hightower Agency is anxious to see what they have in store this year. This is a great opportunity for us to learn more about the trucking industry in 2014.

Check out this YouTube video on what MATS means to the heavy-duty trucking industry:

 

Who attends MATS?

  • Company Drivers
  • Dealers/Distributors
  • Fleet Admins/Purchasing
  • Fleet Maintenance Management
  • Fleet Operations/Safety
  • Fleet Owners
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Mechanics/Technicians
  • Owner Operators
  • Sales
  • Students/Instructors

Dates & Hours:  March 27 – 29

  • Thursday VIP 10AM - 1PM
  • General 1PM - 6PM
  • Friday 10AM - 6PM
  • Saturday 9AM - 4PM

Click here to see the event line-up!

The Mid-America Trucking Show began in the early 1970's, when a private management group was formed by Paul K. Young, to create the largest and most diversified trucking show in the United States of America. The first Mid-America Trucking Show was held in 1972 with 83 Exhibitors and 4000 visitors in attendance. The show occupied a portion of the West Wing of the original Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

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Interested in attending MATS? Click here to see how you can attend. Click here to register online.

The Hightower Agency is thrilled for the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville! Hope to see you there! Have any questions about our blog? Feel free to contact us HERE and like us on Facebook.