TEXAS TRUCKING SHOW
When: June 23-25
Where: NRG Center in Houston, TX
This three-day trade show features hundreds of exhibitors across a huge floor plan. Vendors range from truck cleaning to legal services, with an emphasis on technology and parts. The best part about this conference is that it is relatively cheap to attend! Admission is free and so is truck parking. The only thing you have to pay for is hotel accommodations, and even those are offered a reduced rate.
When: July 14-15
Where: Lexington, KY
Expedite Expo is a trucking show that is centered around the expedited trucking industry. In fact, it has been the only trade show with that specialty for 17 years! Expedite Expo is the perfect event for anyone looking to learn more about expedited trucking, maintenance and repairs, or leasing with a trucking carrier. Admission is free and so is parking. To top it all off, the conference ends with a community hog roast.
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW
When: August 24-26
Where: Dallas, TX
The only trade show to feature a 5K run and beer garden, the Great American Trucking Show is an all-around exciting event. With free preregistration ($10 at the door) and reduced pricing on hotels, this trade show is a can't-miss. It features several seminars about industry regulations, passing safety inspections, and how to do your owner/operator taxes.
These three trade shows are well worth the travel. You'll learn something new, meet up with your friends, and have a great time. Be sure to register now so you can take full advantage of the hotel and admission discounts offered at each event.