Should You Attend a Trucking Trade Show?
Are you involved in the trucking industry, and are you attending any of the upcoming industry trade shows? Have you attended previous events? If you haven’t, we recommend you consider attending. These shows offer educational seminars, a chance to see what’s new, opportunities to learn how others are handling challenges of the trade, and a place to network with old and new friends. Here’s a few of the top events coming up in March and April:

Mid American Truck Show (MATS)
When: 3/21/13 – 3/23/13
Where: Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY
Who: 1,070 exhibitors and over 80,000 attendees
Why Attend: This show has been going since 1972 and is the largest heavy duty truck event in the world.

NTEA – The Work Truck Show
When: 3/4/13 – 3/8/13
Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Who: Over 550 vocational, component, and equipment exhibitors
Why Attend: Over 60 sessions covering products, green technology, and industry education

Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), l Annual Meeting
When: 3/11/13 – 3/14/13
Where: Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Conference Center, Nashville, TN
Who: Anyone interested in leveraging technology for maintenance
Why Attend: 12 educational sessions and 100 task force opportunities are open to all

NAFA – Fleet Management Asc. Institute & Expo
When: 4/23/13 – 4/26/13
Where: Atlanta City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Who: Fleet managers
Why Attend: Networking and 60 hours of educational sessions on technologies, best practices, and trends

National Private Truck Council (NPTC)
When: 4/28/13 – 4/30/13
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Who: 1050 attendees
Why Attend: Anyone interested in meeting private fleet operators and suppliers

Attending established trade shows is a great way to stay abreast of trends in any industry. It may be even more important in trucking and logistics where change is constant. It’s challenging to stay on top of it all – new technologies and equipment, green initiatives, and government regulations seem to change daily. Take a break, attend a show, meet some friends, and learn what’s new. We hope to see you in Indianapolis at the NTEA on 3/6 – 3/8, booth 5787, and in Nashville at the TMC on 3/11 – 3/14, booth 468. Be sure to ask about our giveaways and prizes while you’re there.

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