MAR 30 – APR 1, 2023
LOUISVILLE, KY
March 30 – April 1, 2023 / Louisville, KY

Michael Best

ROLE IN THE INDUSTRY: Fleet Owner
COMPANY: Patriot Tank Lines LLC
HOMETOWN: Buskirk, NY
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 35+ Years
FIRST YEAR ATTENDED MATS: 2017

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Why Do You Attend MATS?

“At MATS, I am able to speak with like minded industry professionals about what they are doing to hire qualified drivers and how we can improve our business practices. I am able to discover industry issues and what companies are doing to combat these problems.”

Why Do You Recommend MATS?

“There are networking opportunities everywhere at the show. Whether you are looking for a job or specific product, you can find it here at MATS. The entire industry is here to help solve your questions and business needs.”

“The Mid America Trucking Show is the only show I attend. It’s where you can stay up to date with all the changes in the trucking industry, while being able to connect and network with industry professionals.”

Networking:

“I do my business relationships here at the show. I am able to create and grow these relationships from one on one conversations with companies such as Samsera that allow me to follow up via a phone call or email when I have a business need. Going to the show just makes communication so much easier. I can put a face to a name.”

Post Show Purchasing:

“At MATS, I was able to make a connection with a Peterbilt salesman that led to a tour of the Fitzgerald Peterbilt facility where I was able to see some of the lighter kits I was interested in. After this facility tour, I ended up buying a lighter kit. Opportunities like these wouldn’t happen if I didn’t attend MATS and build these relationships.”

More Attendee Spotlights

“We’ve built everlasting relationships because of MATS. We’ve been able to form long lasting relationships with companies like Marvin Johnson & Associates and Brands Insurance that have allowed us to change and improve our entire infrastructure to improve efficiency.”
“We come to MATS with a plan each year. We make a list of exhibiting companies we need to check out before the show to make sure we network and see what new products they have. Communication is possible because everybody is here at the show.”
“At MATS, we are able to network and connect with existing companies we have built relationships with over the years. It gives us the chance to do business face to face and really see what companies are doing that can help us improve.”

Thursday / March 30

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

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