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Trucking Events and Conferences of 2021

Last Updated on  June 14, 2021  By  eformblogadmin
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Trucking Events and Conferences of 2021

As a trucking professional, you can attend several trucking events and conferences annually, and this year is no different. While some events have been rescheduled or moved online due to the pandemic, this year has a lot to offer to professionals in the industry.

These conferences help you expand your knowledge and skills and keep yourself updated on everything that is happening in the various sectors of the industry.

These are the Top 10 trucking events and conferences that are most awaited this year:

#1. American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE)

October 23 - 27,2021

Trucking professionals from across the country attend the event to talk about the new economic, business, and regulatory trends and the latest advancement in the trucking industry. It is one of the most awaited events of the year for people in the industry.

The American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition also arrange educational sessions, interactive exhibits, and networking opportunities for everyone.

#2. Great American Trucking Show (GATS)


The Great American Trucking Show will be held as a virtual event this year. The event will be educational for industry professionals as it discusses the latest developments in trucking technology and solutions. You can visit their website to get more information about virtual events and workshops.

#3. Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS)

March 24-26, 2022
Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville

The Mid-America Trucking Show is hosted by industry experts showcasing the new tools and best practices of the trucking industry. MATS is an event with one of the largest attendees every year with over 70,000 truckers attending the event in 2019.

As MATS approaches its 50th-anniversary event, the organizers are hoping to make it special and the best ever. Hence in light of the COVID-19 concerns, the event has been pushed to March 24-26, 2022, and is believed to be worth the wait.

The event is expected to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

#4. National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) Annual Conference


The NASTC is an association for small trucking fleets. It focuses on providing networking opportunities and training sessions for smaller trucking companies in the US.

The NASTC aims to help small trucking companies succeed in the competitive trucking market and have over 5,000 small fleet carriers, with 80 to 100 new carriers joining every month.

The Annual Conference will have industry experts talking about the various sectors of the transportation industry. It features 3 whole days of training, classes, speakers, dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.

#5. Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention

April 17 - 20, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada - Wynn Las Vegas

As the event name suggests, this annual convention is primarily for the truckload sector of the fleet industry. The attendees can access all that the convention offers, from networking events and educational seminars to roundtable discussions about the trucking industry’s advancements.

#6. Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting

April 12 - 15, 2021
Orlando, Florida - Orange County Convention Center

The TMC Annual Meeting is a technical conference highly awaited by the industry’s component suppliers, fleet professionals and vehicle manufacturers. The annual meeting holds educational sessions on trucking design innovation and vehicle maintenance for the participants.

#7. National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference

June 13-15, 2021
Cincinnati, OH

The Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held by NPTC will feature exhibits offering resources, solutions, and products to boost the efficiency of the private fleet, networking opportunities, Driver Hall of Fame recognition award ceremonies, and much more.

The event was earlier scheduled for April 25-27, 2021, but got cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat. The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference will be held live in Cincinnati at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

#8. CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

August 29 - September 2, 2021
Wilmington, Delaware - Chase Center on the Riverfront

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is a nonprofit that consists of industry representatives and safety officials from local, state, territorial and federal Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV). The conference brings together fleet professionals and government officials to share ideas and discuss road safety.

#9. Work Truck Show

March 8 - 12, 2021

The Work Truck Show decided to hold a virtual event this year and provide the commercial vehicle community’s members to connect online and get exclusive updates about the new products, latest trucks, and trucking equipment.

The event offers online sessions on market trends, trucking technology and sustainability. There will also be discussions on zero- and near-zero emission vehicles.

#10. National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Institute and Expo

August 30 - September 1, 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - David L. Lawrence Convention Center

The NAFA Institute and Expo is the industry’s largest fleet management conference for professionals who own/manage fleets of trucks, buses, law enforcement vehicles, and sedans.

It showcases 40 exclusive educational sessions, 250 exhibitors and provides networking opportunities as it draws over 1,000 professionals from around the globe.

Final Thoughts

These are the top events and conferences that you can attend this year to learn about the latest products and technical advancements in the industry. They are also a great medium to network with your peers and build the right relationships within the industry.

Along with updating your knowledge and learning about new technologies, it is equally important to stay tax compliant. Thanks to, you can file your form 2290 with ease so that you can focus on other important aspects of your business.