Driver recruitment a centerpiece at MATS
The 38th Annual Mid-America Trucking Show will be held March 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show will encompass one million square feet of exhibit space and more than a thousand exhibiting companies, making it the largest trucking show in the world. Equipment and services of every conceivable description, representing the most innovative technology and advanced developments in the industry, will be on display during MATS 2009.
MATS attendees include truck drivers, owner-operators, small fleet operators and anyone interested in a career change and/or learning how to make real money in the trucking industry
Given the current state of the economy, Mid-America’s Driver Recruitment Center, located in the West Wing of the Exposition Center, figures to be bristling with activity as thousands of drivers hook up with many of the nation’s top trucking companies in what amounts to the world’s biggest job fair for truck drivers and trucking companies. Whether you’re a driver looking for a new employment opportunity or a trucking company in search of quality drivers to bolster your fleet, the MATS Driver Recruitment Center is the one essential, must-make event of the year.
Of course, MATS 2009 has much more to offer drivers in addition to the opportunity to land a new job. As the No. 1 forum for the trucking industry, MATS presents informative, constructive and trucking-oriented seminars aimed at giving attendees a competitive edge. The seminars provide invaluable information for companies, fleets and individuals. All seminars take place in South Wing Conference Center Room B-101, they are all free-of-charge and they do not require advanced registration.
Other MATS highlights include:
• The Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship Named in honor of MATS founder Paul K. Young and now in its 20th year, the 2009 Stars & Stripes event is sure to be another crowd pleaser. With more than 100 show trucks competing annually, the Truck Beauty Championship showcases some of the most awe-inspiring trucks in the nation competing in more than 20 classes to determine who will win the coveted Best of Show.
• Mid-America’s Internet & Technology Center
Once again, Mid-America’s Internet & Technology Center will showcase the most innovative technology available to the trucking industry in one centralized location, including: advanced Internet systems; Internet load posting; global positioning and freight tracking software; network systems and hardware; personal computers and laptops; in-cab and handheld CE devices; advanced office systems, specifically designed for fleets and owner-operators; truck and engine maintenance systems; technology seminars; prizes, giveaways and more.
• Mid-America’s Expediter Experience. MATS will offer a section of the show dedicated to the Expedite Trucking Industry. The Expedite Experience will be located in the West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center, showcasing the expedite industry in a fresh and innovative way.