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Don't Miss Out: The 2023 Trucking Events You Need to Attend!

If you’re a trucking professional, mark your calendars now because 2023 is packed with exciting events you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re looking to network with peers, check out new equipment, or learn how to better manage your truck fleet, there’s a conference or trade show for you. We’ve compiled a list of the most notable events below, so grab your highlighter and get ready to mark your favorites!

The TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition

When: February 27 – March 2, 2023 Where: Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida
Billed as a “one-stop-shop for fleet education,” the TMC Annual Meeting brings together trucking professionals, vehicle manufacturers, and component suppliers from across North America. This premier technical meeting features a dozen educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities, with this year’s focus on advancing reliability through root cause analysis.

Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention

When: March 4 – 7, 2023 Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center – Kissimmee, Florida
Truckload 2023 is an annual convention where over 1,300 trucking professionals can forge new connections and stay up-to-date with industry trends. The convention emphasizes “educational content made by truckload professionals for truckload professionals,” making it a must-attend event for those in the industry.

Work Truck Week 2023

When: March 7 – 10, 2023 Where: Indiana Convention Center – Indianapolis, Indiana
Work Truck Week is North America’s largest work truck event, attracting professionals from all aspects of the trucking industry for over two decades. With over 500 exhibitors, breakout sessions from the biggest vehicle manufacturers, and networking events across various venues surrounding the Indiana Convention Center, it’s no wonder why it’s such a popular event. Make sure to register early to take advantage of discounted hotel rates!

Mid-American Trucking Show (MATS)

When: March 30 – April 1, 2023 Where: Kentucky Expo Center – Louisville, Kentucky
The Mid-American Trucking Show (MATS) is one of the largest annual events for the trucking industry in the US. With over 850 exhibitors and an expected attendance of 58,000, attendees will have the chance to “experience the entire industry” over three days. The show features educational seminars, networking opportunities, and a range of entertainment events.

National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Institute and Expo (I&E)

When: April 17 – 19, 2023 Where: Baltimore Convention Center – Baltimore, MD
The NAFA I&E conference brings together fleet and mobility professionals from diverse backgrounds for three days of learning, conversations and product demonstrations. This year’s schedule will feature breakout sessions themed around innovative solutions to modern fleet concerns, as well as fun networking events.

Home Delivery World

When: June 14 – 15, 2023 Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Delivery World is the premier conference for last-mile logistics. With over 300 exhibitors, 5,000 attendees and hundreds of speakers, the event is designed to help retailers, grocers, CPGs and 3PLs overcome challenges in the supply chain, from warehousing to fulfillment and the last mile.

Walcott Truckers Jamboree

When: July 13 – 15, 2023 Where: I80 TruckStop – Walcott, IA
The Walcott Truckers Jamboree is an annual celebration of America’s truckers, featuring live country music, cookouts, fireworks, and unique exhibits like the “Trucker Olympics” and a “Super Trucks Beauty Contest”. Families are welcome, and parking and admission are free!

Expedite Expo

When: July 15-16, 2023 Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Expedite Expo is a must-attend event for those involved in the expedited trucking industry. With over 45 exhibitors, this expo provides a platform for owner-operators, drivers, fleet managers, executives, and anyone interested in expedited trucking to learn about the newest industry news, equipment, career opportunities, and products.

CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

When: September 18-22, 2023 Where: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Texas. The event aims to create a culture of transportation safety throughout North America by bringing together government officials, compliance enforcement personnel, and industry representatives to discuss ways to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

NASTC Annual Conference

When: November 2-4, 2023 Where: Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) Annual Conference is perfect for those involved with small trucking organizations. The event features training sessions specifically tailored to small fleets, as well as plenty of networking opportunities to connect with peers from similar professional backgrounds.

ATA Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE)

When: October 14-17, 2023 Where: venue to be announced in Austin, Texas
The American Trucking Association (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) is known for addressing some of the most pressing topics in the trucking industry, such as technology, infrastructure, and driver health and wellness. Attendees can expect a packed schedule of breakout sessions and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing innovative technologies.

Work Fleet Forum

When: Not announced Where: Not announced Fleet managers from 50 top fleets come together at the Work Fleet Forum each year to exchange insights and best practices. The dates and venue for this year’s event have yet to be disclosed, but the event typically features plenty of roundtable discussions, networking events, and fun activities.

Final Thoughts

Attending these events can help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations in the trucking and logistics industry, while also providing valuable opportunities to network and connect with other professionals in the field. So mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting year ahead!