Brad Kelso
Technician
Armington, IL

Brad Kelso

MATS is important to me because my dad was a trucker most of his life and in turn got me into trucks. He’s the reason I chose to be a part of the trucking world as a mechanic. MATS was something we did together each year as we hadn’t been able to spend a lot of time together throughout the year. He got sick with cancer a few years back and subsequently passed away from it. I still go to the show every year to keep up the tradition and to honor him. When the show was canceled due to COVID it definitely hit me harder than I was expecting because I didn’t get to go. It’s one of the few big things I look forward to every year.