Media Resource Center

Welcome to the MATS Media Resource Center. This section of our site is intented to provide resources to industry media supporters, bloggers/vloggers, exhibitors and supporters commited to covering the Mid-america Trucking Show.

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The Press & Event Schedule for MATS 2022 is now available. Events begin on Thursday, March 24 at 9AM and run everyday until show close. Please click the link below to download the current schedule.


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New Veterans In Trucking Program To Be Featured At MATS 50th
Veterans In Trucking Event at MATS 2022
Contact: newsreleases@truckingshow.com

Veterans In Trucking, a new program focused on providing veterans with a new career path in the trucking industry, is coming to the 50th anniversary of the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), held March 24th-26th of 2022.

The Veterans In Trucking event is a way for MATS, VIT, and supporting partners to honor this country’s heroes and give back to the people who have given so much for their country. The Veterans In Trucking event will include custom-tribute trucks, a people’s choice vote, and special displays.

Veterans are selected by the carrier they drive for and receive a custom-wrapped truck in honor of their service to our country.

The initial recipients of the military themed trucks have been awarded. Ken Mateer is one of the Veterans In Trucking that has been selected. Mateer served nearly 22 years in combined military services before retiring and now drives with ACT. ACT chose Mateer to be the recipient of their custom-wrapped truck due to his powerful story.

Larry Pope joined the military at age 17 and found discipline, structure, and a purpose. After he left, Pope was looking for the same brotherhood and found trucking. Clean Harbor chose Pope to be the recipient of their custom-wrapped truck due to his sense of comradery, respect, and sense of purpose.

Ted Kieffer served for 21 years in the military driving heavy haul equipment in Germany. Today, he drives for Unlimited Carriers and appreciates their commitment to giving him the hometime he needs.

To learn more about the powerful stories of Mateer, Pope, Kieffer, and others visit Veterans In Trucking.

Admission to the program is free to all badged MATS attendees and will be located in The Pavilion.

For all information regarding the 50th Anniversary of MATS, schedules, and announcements, visit www.truckingshow.com.

#Honoringourindustry #MATS50 #MATS2022 #TruckerAppreciation #TruckingStrong #TruckerStrong


ABOUT MATS

Since 1972, MATS -- Mid-America Trucking Show has become the world’s largest and longest running annual heavy-duty trucking event. MATS is the place to experience everything from new technologies to networking with industry thought leaders. This is where the industry’s largest brands and promising startups do business, form partnerships, and make meaningful connections. Over 900 exhibitors and more than 70,000 attendees experience MATS each year, making it the education and innovation epicenter of the trucking industry. MATS 2022 - March 24-26, It’s time to get back to business.

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MATS 50th To Host MAC Trailers Winter Nationals Championship Pull
Truck & Tractor Pulling come to MATS 2022
Contact: newsreleases@truckingshow.com

For the first time since the early 80’s, the Mid-America Trucking Show will host a Truck and Tractor Pull as part of its event line-up for the 50th Anniversary Celebration, March 24-26, 2022 in Louisville, KY. The “MAC Trailers Winter Nationals Championship Pull” will be held in Freedom Hall on Saturday, March 26th, the final day of the show to bring Trucking’s most anticipated 3 days to an exciting close.

Adding an element of power and noise, the Championship Pull will feature heavy hitters from the Hot Rod Semi, Pro Stock Tractor, Unlimited Super Stock Tractor, and Mini Rod Tractor divisions. This new event is sure to provide an evening full of excitement and top-flight pulling for MATS attendees and pulling fans alike.

Doors for the event open at 4 PM EST on March 26th with pullers first hitting the track at 5 PM EST.

For more information on the Winter Nationals Championship Pull and all the events taking place at the 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show, visit MATS Event Schedule.

#MATS50 #MATS2022 #HonorTheHeritage


ABOUT MATS

Since 1972, MATS -- Mid-America Trucking Show has become the world’s largest and longest running annual heavy-duty trucking event. MATS is the place to experience everything from new technologies to networking with industry thought leaders. This is where the industry’s largest brands and promising startups do business, form partnerships, and make meaningful connections. Over 900 exhibitors and more than 70,000 attendees experience MATS each year, making it the education and innovation epicenter of the trucking industry. MATS 2022 - March 24-26, It’s time to get back to business.

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Country Music Star Clay Walker Headlining MATS 50th Concert
Clay Walker Live at MATS
Contact: newsreleases@truckingshow.com

The 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show will once again feature a free concert for all attendees on Friday, March 25th, sponsored by DAT Freight & Analytics. Country music star and multi-platinum selling artist Clay Walker is set to headline the show.

The Friday night concert is always one of the most anticipated events at MATS, and this year’s show promises to be an event to remember once again. With 39 charted singles, 17 top ten hits, 11 number one hits, two certified gold albums, four certified platinum albums, and over one billion career streams, Clay Walker is sure to be a crowd pleaser as MATS hosts the American country music legend on stage for attendees and fans of country music to enjoy.

Tickets for the concert will be distributed free of charge by DAT Freight & Analytics during show hours on Thursday, March 24th and Friday, March 25th at Booth 65216.

The Freedom Hall Coliseum doors open at 6:30 PM Eastern, immediately following the Friday session of MATS and the concert begins at 7 PM. For up to date information regarding the concert, visit Concert Info.

#MATS50 #MATS2022 #HonorTheHeritage


ABOUT MATS

Since 1972, MATS -- Mid-America Trucking Show has become the world’s largest and longest running annual heavy-duty trucking event. MATS is the place to experience everything from new technologies to networking with industry thought leaders. This is where the industry’s largest brands and promising startups do business, form partnerships, and make meaningful connections. Over 900 exhibitors and more than 70,000 attendees experience MATS each year, making it the education and innovation epicenter of the trucking industry. MATS 2022 - March 24-26, It’s time to get back to business.

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