MAR 27-29, 2025
LOUISVILLE, KY
March 21 - 23, 2024 / Louisville, KY

MATS HISTORY

For more than past 50 years, the Mid-America Trucking Show has set the standard for events in the trucking industry. MATS long running record as the industry’s largest and most well-attended annual event is rooted in tradition. A tradition of connecting industry stakeholders in meaningful ways that facilitate collaboration and the advancement of the industry.

How it all Began

MATS began when Paul K. Young, former Kentucky Motor Transport Association President, and a few industry friends had an idea. They wanted to develop a show in the eastern half of the United States, similar to the largest heavy-duty show at the time, the International Trucking Show in California, and more accessible than the North American Truck Show that had taken place in Boston for many years. After discussing with industry contacts, developed over his years with KMTA and as a tire salesman, Paul felt there was enough interest to move forward. The goal was to create an event that was more accessible to professionals in the heavy-duty trucking industry, specifically owner-operators and fleets. Little did he know, he was laying the foundation for what would become the largest heavy-duty trucking tradeshow in the world.

THROUGH THE YEARS

MATS Wall Of Fame

The MATS Wall of Fame was started in 2022 to honor the men and women of the trucking industry that bring pride and distinction to our great industry.
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Troy Huddleston

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Candy Bass

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Lewie Pugh

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ATHS Founding Charter

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Keith Foster

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Ingrid Brown

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Jerry Howard

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Dr. John McElligott

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Mirah Lesa “YoYo” Worley

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Todd Spencer

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Jimmy Ardis

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Dale “Truckin Bozo” Sommers

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Susie De Ridder

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Jim Johnston

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Bud Farquhar

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Bill Mack

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Paul K. Young

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Allen Koenig

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