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What You Don't Want to Miss at the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show

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Join us again this year at the Mid-America Trucking Show, the largest heavy-duty trucking event in the world! Founded in 1972, MATS is the longest running and most diversified trucking industry attraction. Get ready to network with over 75,000 attendees and learn from over 1,000 other exhibitors representing every facet of the industry.

If you’re looking for opportunities to improve and grow your business while having some fun in the process, MATS is where you’ll want to be March 28 through 30. Make the most of your MATS experience by seeing what TA, Petro and TA Express have to offer and plan your trip ahead of time.

Plan Ahead and Pick Your Seminars

With over 1 million square feet of exhibitors showing off the latest industry technology and products, offering hands-on demonstrations and more, you’ll want to get familiar with show floor plan before you arrive. Save yourself time and energy once at MATS by mapping out which booths you want to visit ahead of time.

Don’t forget to plan your seminar schedule ahead of time. MATS seminars give attendees the opportunity to meet, greet and learn from vendors that can help improve their productivity and profitability. All seminars will take place in B-104 in the South Wing Lobby.

You can even plan all of the above right from the MATS mobile app, which is available on both Google Play and the iOS App Store.

TA, Petro and TA Express Free Trucking Parking in the Cardinal Stadium Lot

Once you arrive in Louisville, park your truck for free in the Truck Parking Community lot located less than one mile from the Kentucky Expo Center. With more than 30 acres of free truck parking, there’s a spot left just for you. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the show hall will be available every 15 to 20 minutes.

Freshen Up at the TA and Petro Shower Trailer

Once you arrive in Louisville, park your truck for free in the Truck Parking Community lot located less than one mile from the Kentucky Expo Center. With more than 30 acres of free truck parking, there’s a spot left just for you. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the show hall will be available every 15 to 20 minutes.

TechOn-SITE Services and Repairs in the Lot

The TA Truck Service TechOn-SITE team will be turning wrenches again this year in the Truck Parking Community. Make the most of your MATS experience and have our technicians replace or repair your tires, get a DOT inspection or run computer diagnostics and fault could troubleshooting on your rig—right in the lot. Visit the TA and Petro tent in the parking lot to schedule your repairs.

Our team will also offer the following services and repairs:

  • Tire replacements & repairs
  • DOT inspections
  • Computer diagnostics & fault code troubleshooting
  • Electrical systems testing & repair
  • Air system repairs
  • Mud flaps
  • Light repairs
  • Windshield chip repairs
  • General repairs

Visit Us in Booth #19156

Stop by and say hi to us in booth #19156! TA Truck Service representatives, service advisors and technical experts will be available to discuss every part of our truck service and tire sales offerings—including show special pricing. Be sure to visit Verizon in our booth for assistance with new activations, upgrades and other wireless products. Get a free accessory and up to 30 percent off a Blue Tiger or Blue Parrot headset with every wireless device activated!  

Representatives from our customer service and UltraONE teams will also be on hand to discuss the many benefits and updates to the new and improved UltraONE.

Enjoy a Free Coffee Sample and Spin the Wheel for St. Christopher

While you’re at our booth, don’t forget to grab a free sample cup of the freshest roast on the road—World Blends Coffee. While you’re taking your coffee break, spin the wheel for the St. Christopher Truckers Fund. A one dollar donation gets you one spin, and everyone wins! All proceeds go directly to the St. Christopher Truckers Fund.

Where's Clare? In Booth #19156!

Meet Clare, the official Women in Trucking doll, designed to introduce young girls and boys to a career in transportation. Stop by and hear how this young lady landed in the driver’s seat of her very own 18-wheeler, and purchase your own Clare doll right in our booth! You can also keep up with Clare on Twitter and Facebook by following the hashtag, #WheresClare.

Truckers Against Trafficking

Join us in supporting Truckers Against Trafficking right in our booth at MATS. You can purchase exclusive TAT hats, cups, flashlights and cell phone accessories, while supplies last. Since we first partnered with TAT in 2011, TravelCenters of America will have donated more than $100,000 dollars to Truckers Against Trafficking.

Chat With the Restaurant Team and Test Your RoadSquad Knowledge

Give us your feedback in exchange for a coupon or free giveaway, while supplies last. On either side of our booth, there will be an opportunity to answer a few questions about our RoadSquad business and full service restaurants. Take the time to answer a few questions and we’ll have a valuable coupon or swag item for you in return.

Announcing 2019 Citizen Driver Honorees at MATS

Each year, TA and Petro honor professional drivers who earn public respect for our industry through good citizenship, safety, community involvement, health and wellness and leadership. This year we’re announcing the 2019 honorees at the Mid-America Trucking Show in rooms B102 and B103 on Friday, March 29.

MATS Concert

For the 11th consecutive year, Mobil Delvac will present a free concert for all MATS attendees on Friday, March 29. This year, artists Michael Ray and Runaway June will be performing, and the concert will take place in Freedom Hall at the expo center. Stop by the Mobil Delvac booth #18160 in the North Wing during show hours to pick up your complimentary tickets.

Whether you’re a professional driver, a family member or friend, everyone is welcome to explore the Mid-America Trucking Show. Make the most of your time at MATS by planning ahead and making sure you take advantage of everything TA and Petro has to offer this year.

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