OOD at MATS 2018

Owner Operator Direct at MATS

Come See Us in Booth #68096

Owner Operator Direct is geared up to see you in Booth #68096 at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), which runs March 22-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The show occupies over 1,000,000 square feet of exhibit space, and annually attracts over 1,000 exhibitors and more than 75,000 attendees from across the globe.

 Owner Operator Direct will be at the Mid America Trucking Show 2018 (a.k.a. "MATS").  Come see us at  Booth #68096!! 

MATS Has Come a Long Way... 

Today’s MATS has come a long way from the first show back in 1972, which was housed in only a portion of the West Wing of the original Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, and attracted 83 exhibitors and 4,000 attendees.

By 1984, MATS drew 270 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees, and moved into the East Wing of the Expo Center. 

Seven years later, in 1991, the show grew to almost a half a million square feet of exhibit space, 650 exhibitors and over 35,000 attendees.

MATS spread into the South Wing and added outdoor exhibit space in 1994, and just three years later, 1997, marked the first time the show broke 1,000 exhibiting companies.

In 2006, with the completion of the South Wing C expansion, MATS broke all previous records for attendance, number of exhibiting companies, and total square footage.

By 2011, the show’s 40th anniversary, MATS had become the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. And, in 2015, MATS set an all-time attendance record with 81,768 attendees, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.

This year, Owner Operator Direct is proud to be exhibiting in Booth #68096 and we invite you to stop by!

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