Normally we’d start a blog like this by saying “the trucking conference season is right around the corner.” However, with an industry so big, there’s never really an off-season when it comes to trucking conferences. Lucky for you, there are amazing conferences where you can network, check out the future of trucking, and spend time with others within your industry. This tight-knit community gets together all around the U.S. to celebrate this amazing industry. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the best trucking conferences of 2019 that you should consider attending.
Best Trucking Conferences of 2019
Great American Trucking Show – August 22-24 – Dallas, Texas
Of course, we had to kick off with the one show that you’ll be sure to see us at! GATS is one of the largest trucking conferences in the U.S. and is always a great time when the AllTruckJobs and Big Rig Banter teams head to the Lone Star state. Whether you’re checking out the healthcare pavilion that provides free health exams or checking out the trucker talent show featuring some amazing acts, this three-day conference is a wonderful time. When it comes to the best trucking conferences of 2019, GATS is the place to be. P.S. don’t forget to stop by our booth this year!
Mid-American Trucking Show – March 22 – 24 – Louisville, KY
Not to be outdone by GATS, the Mid-American trucking show is widely considered the largest trucking conference in the country. It’s no wonder that people flock from over 50 different countries to see over 1,000 different exhibits. MATS stands out when it comes to the best trucking conferences of 2019 simply because of the sheer size of it. Averaging over 70,000 attendees, you’ll need a GPS to find your way around the 1,000,000 square feet of exhibits. Alsom you’ll want to stay up on the latest trends or ogle at some of the most beautiful trucks on the market.
The Work Truck Show – March 5 – 8 – Indianapolis, IN
The Work Truck Show is one of the best trucking conferences of 2019 because it’s geared towards company leaders looking to make their company more efficient. The event’s professional educational sessions are designed to address their specific challenges. The trade show floor is filled with products that boost productivity and efficiency. This year they’re partnering with Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Summit to draw more attendees and provide more information and tips for leaders to implement into their company.
Tentstreet – April 25 – 26 – Las Vegas, NV
We couldn’t talk about the best trucking conferences of 2019 without mentioning Tentstreet. Also, this conference is great if you want some private consulting when it comes to new technologies or growth opportunities. Expect personalized 1:1 training, a preview into new and unreleased services, access to vendors, interactive panel discussions, endless opportunities to connect, and a lot of fun. Also, did I mention that it’s in Las Vegas? Combine a desire to grow your company with the wonderful atmosphere at this amazing conference.
Iowa 80 Truckstop Trucker’s Jamboree – July 11 – 13 – Walcott, IA
The best trucking conferences of 2019 aren’t always in a big indoor arena. In fact, this meet-up is at the biggest truck stop in the country! This is mostly meant to celebrate truckers and invite them for a few days of networking and just hanging out with fellow industry professionals. However, there are also exhibitors, and this is also a great way for trucking companies to start recruiting.
Accelerate! Conference and Expo – Sept 30 – Oct 2 – Dallas, TX
This conference is dedicated to women in trucking and is one of the best trucking conferences of 2019. The number of women in the industry are growing. This conference is meant to highlight and encourage women to help the industry expand. You’ll be able to participate in workshops and visit hundreds of vendors as well!
What trucking conferences are you looking forward to this year? Let us know below!