Mid-America Trucking Show

This spring the Mid-American Trucking Show was held in Louisville KY on March 27-29. We were not lucky enough to be able to make it this year….hopefully next year! I just wanted to take a quick minute to share some of the highlights from this years show with some of you that missed it also!

People from all fifty states and some from overseas converged on Louisville for the show this year. This spring was the third best attended show with just over 79,000 attendees! There were 1,077 exhibitors there, filling the entire Kentucky Exposition Center.

The Mid- American truck show is a one stop shop for trucking! There are carriers, customers, equipment manufactures and just about anybody else involved in the industry! All of the latest equipment, tools and technology are showcased, along with all the latest in law changes. There are law makers on site, along with FMCSA representatives.

Some of the additional classes and educational seminars you could attend to hear and be heard in dealt with the FMCSA Hot topics of the year, correctly researching natural gas for freight haulers, the very hot topic of ELD’s, what they mean for the entire industry, and the pros and cons, being a successful owner operator, and creating good relationships between carriers and brokers.

There seems to be no end to the amount of information and contacts a truly motivated individual could walk away from the show with! There seems to be a little bit of something for everyone at the show, no matter what part of the industry your in, our how long you’ve been in it!

It is definitely on the must do list for us! I added some links to the websites and magazines that have way more information about this show than I could possibly fit into my little blog! Have a great weekend!

The official web site for the show is…www.truckingshow.com
Overdrive Magazine has a great spread about the show in their April 2014 issue, the online vervision is availabe at…OverdriveOnline. com
and Transport topics has a few articles, and a great photo gallery of this years show at…ttnews.com