The Top 17 Trucking Conferences of 2024

Attending conferences is an important piece of being an active member of the transportation industry. Trucking conferences are a unique way of keeping your company relevant while building skills you can carry throughout your entire career. These events are designed to expand your knowledge, keep you up to speed on industry news and regulations, foster and create connections with peers, and generate innovative ideas. As a bonus, many of this year’s conferences provide an opportunity to travel to exciting locations, from Nashville, to New Orleans, to Las Vegas, to sunny Orlando, FL. What’s better than solidifying your industry knowledge with an extended vacation?

Since 2017, we’ve made it a tradition to publish our list of the top trucking conferences of each year as we believe it’s valuable in helping you decide what events will help you and your company best reach your goals. We encourage you to revisit this blog throughout the year for the latest updates to ensure you don’t miss out on any vital information. We’ll be adding new conferences as more announcements are made throughout the year.

All information below has been taken directly from event webpages and corporate sites, which deserve all the credit for the content in this blog. Click on the event name to go directly to the event information and/or registration page! All that’s left to do is convince your boss to book that ticket and register for the event (might we suggest the Tenstreet User Conference to start?)

Listed in chronological order, we bring you the leading (and largest) trucking conferences of 2024 – we’ll see you there!

1. Conversion Interactive Agency, ATA & Transport Topics – The 21st Annual Recruitment & Retention Conference – February 21-23 – Nashville, TN

Make plans to attend the 21st Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference to take part in benchmarking, networking, and educational opportunities in driver recruitment and retention. Learn valuable insights and hear the latest strategies and innovations for recruiting and retaining drivers in the transportation industry.

The conference is packed with sessions and workshops for recruiting, retention, operations, and executive teams from carriers nationwide to leave with tangible takeaways for their fleet. Attendees will learn about best practices and resources for propelling their business with driver data, technology, and strategies to recruit smarter and retain better in today’s driver market. 

2. The American Trucking Associations – TMC’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition – March 4-7 – New Orleans, LA

The Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition is home to trucking’s leading fleet professionals, vehicle manufacturers, and component suppliers. It is the most important event of the year for fleet technology and maintenance management professionals.

This event attracts 5,100+ leaders in commercial vehicle transportation, including presidents and CEOs, senior maintenance and equipment executives, directors of maintenance, fleet managers, and other key decision makers.

3. Mid-America Trucking Show – MATS 2024– March 21-23 – Louisville, KY

For more than 50 years, the Mid-America Trucking Show has set the standard for events in the trucking industry. MATS long running record as the industry’s largest and most well-attended annual event is rooted in a tradition of connecting industry stakeholders in meaningful ways that facilitate collaboration and the advancement of the industry.

MATS is host to the entire trucking industry for three days of exhibits, education, and entertainment. The face-to-face environment enables attendees to find and demo new products, stay up-to-date with industry changes, meet new suppliers, and network with industry leaders and peers.

4. Truckload Carriers Association – Truckload 2024: Nashville March 23-26 – Nashville, TN

Truckload 2024: Nashville is the premier event for truckload professionals looking to make new connections and educate themselves on the latest trends in the industry.

Join 1500+ attendees in Nashville to get educated on the latest truckload issues and best practices, check out the latest products in the 120+ exhibitor hall, and network with the best in the industry. Tenstreet will be in attendance as a sponsor of the Membership Committee and First-Time Attendee & New Member Mixer.

5. Tenstreet – 2024 Tenstreet User Conference – April 3-5 – Las Vegas, NV

Maybe we’re biased, but we believe that the Tenstreet User Conference is the year’s can’t-miss industry event. Packed with industry education, professional growth opportunities, and inspiration that lasts long after you leave, the conference showcases clean and simple solutions to the trucking industry’s biggest problems.

Our 6th Annual User Conference will feature data-packed industry breakdowns, new product releases, expert Tenstreet tips, and plenty of mingling with fellow trucking champions to leave you refreshed and inspired for the months ahead. The best part? Attendees will receive free access to our latest innovations 90 days before everyone else, and also will receive a discount on these new products once they are available to the public. You don’t want to miss this chance to go for gold! We hope to see you at the beautiful Bellagio!

6. The National Private Truck Council – NPTC 2024 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition – April 21-23 – Orlando, FL

NPTC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the marquee national private truck fleet event of the year! The 2024 event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center. With more than 1,300 attendees expected and over 185 exhibitors, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

The NPTC proudly positions itself as the only trade association in the United States devoted exclusively to the interests of the private corporate trucking fleet industry and its professional practitioners. They represent a cross-section of American manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and public service organizations ranging in size from family-owned small businesses and town utility fleets to Fortune 500 global conglomerates.

7. The American Trucking Association – 2024 Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition April 25-27 – Phoenix, AZ

The Safety, Security & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition (SSHR24) is the only event in the country that features three main educational tracks focused on the latest in trucking safety, security, and human resources. In addition to a strong lineup of educational programs, SSHR provides opportunities to connect with colleagues and an exhibit hall featuring the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers showcasing their latest solutions.

Join ATA in Phoenix to learn the latest in your profession and improve your ability to provide the safest, most secure, and dependable transportation services.

8. National Tank Truck Carriers – NTTC Annual Conference & Exhibits 2024 – May 4-7 – Las Vegas, NV

The NTTC Annual Conference & Exhibits is the can’t miss event for Tank Truck industry members. Held in the heart of Las Vegas, the NTTC’s 2024 Annual Conference is where industry members converge to collaborate. Amidst robust discussions on cutting-edge solutions and invaluable networking opportunities, immerse yourself in experiences aimed at propelling your business and the tank truck industry forward.

The highlight of this event? The prestigious safety awards ceremonies, honoring outstanding achievements in safety within the industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate excellence and shape the future of tank truck transportation.

9. The American Trucking Association – ATA Mid-Year Management Session 2024 – May 18-22 – San Antonio, TX

ATA’s Mid-Year Management Session attracts trucking’s top executives and is an important way for ATA members to discuss the association’s strategic priorities, network with colleagues, hear advocacy updates, and influence the direction of the trucking industry. Policy committees will meet in-person and discuss the trucking industry’s most critical issues face to face. 

These meetings provide ATA members a unique value to ensure their company’s interests are well-represented. The ATA relies on the engagement and voice of its members, and MYMS serves as a forum for all members to directly share their perspective on important industry issues. In turn, it equips ATA staff with what they need to best represent your business. Attendees’ perspectives on the opportunities and challenges closest to them is the foundation of what the ATA uses to educate the Administration, Congress, and communities across America.

10. Truckload Carriers Association –  Annual Safety & Security Meeting 2024 – June 2-4 – Indianapolis, IN

TCA’s Annual Safety & Security Meeting has consistently brought truckload carrier safety professionals together to discuss problems, share ideas, and seek solutions to make their businesses and our roads safer.

The event offers our highly popular “Safety in the Round” sessions where attendees can draw from the knowledge of the group to solve common safety management and human-resource problems. Topics typically include adoption of safety technologies, improved driver training procedures, insurance and litigation best practices, and others.

In addition to specialized educational sessions developed by TCA safety officers, attendees can expect several networking opportunities, learn about the latest products and services in the exhibit hall, and enjoy a first-timers’ orientation, receptions, and several meals together.

11. Iowa 80 Truckstop – 2024 Walcott Truckers Jamboree – July 11-13 – Walcott, Iowa

The Truckers Jamboree is hosted every year at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, the largest truck stop in the United States. Since its inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s truckers and is a great place to learn about trucking.

Primarily an event for truckers, this event is also open to exhibitors and can be a great investment of resources for carriers looking to expand their recruiting efforts. The Truckers Jamboree will host over 175 Exhibitors  in a 34,000 square foot exhibition hall. Total grounds? A whopping 474,000 square feet.

12. International Foodservice Distributors Association – IFDA 2024 Solutions Conference – September 10-13 – Kansas City, MO

The IFDA 2024 Solutions Conference is the only event designed by and made for operations professionals in the food distribution industry. The IFDA Solutions Conference is where food distribution professionals gather with renowned speakers, innovators, and disruptors to chart the future of food distribution.

With over 1,500 attendees, 170+ exhibitors, and 30+ workshops, the IFDA Solutions Conference is a truly unique experience that facilitates individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals and grow.

13. Trimble Transportation – Insight Tech Conference + Expo – September 15-17 – Las Vegas, NV

Trimble’s Insight Tech Conference + Expo brings together the biggest names from the transportation industry for 3 exciting days of education, networking, and collaboration – all centered on how to make the supply chain more efficient for everyone it serves.

This year’s event will feature dozens of new educational sessions and exhibitors, as well as new main stage presentations and more. With a new festival-style format and Insight Pavilion, attendees will always have a new opportunity to learn, share and network. From a comprehensive set of educational breakout sessions and engaging keynote presentations to hands-on training and an interactive Expo Hall, Insight is your chance to get the inspiration and know-how to move your business forward. 

14. McLeod Software – McLeod Software User Conference 2024 – September 22-24 – Charlotte, NC

McLeod Software’s 2024 User Conference will be held September 17-19 in Charlotte, NC.

As a McLeod Software Customer attending UC, you’ll have the opportunity to attend informative sessions, engage in training, hear from industry-leading speakers, and visit with around 70 trucking industry vendors to glean important insight into products and services to enhance your business. You’ll learn about new integrations, make appointments to see cutting edge technology, and shop industry services all within the Trucking Technology & Services Expo.

At the time this blog was published, the McLeod User Conference registration page was not yet available.

15. National Tank Truck Carriers – Tank Truck Week 2024 – September 28-October 2 – Charlotte, NC

NTTC’s Tank Truck Week has become North America’s largest tank truck event for owners, executives, operations, safety, and maintenance professionals. This premiere event delivers seminars focused on tank truck safety, maintenance, tank wash, technology, educational sessions by Tank Truck University, and a high capacity Cargo Tank Test & Inspection workshop hosted by educators from the Department of Transportation.

TTW also hosts over 250,000 sq. ft. of the latest tank truck equipment, trailers, components, safety products, and relevant solutions to provide your operation the competitive advantage. Social events and activities hosted by NTTC and numerous tank truck industry suppliers make TTW a must-attend event. If you’re looking for the products, services, information, education, and connections to improve your company’s operations, Tank Truck Week is the event for you.

16. The American Trucking Association – Management Conference & Exhibit 2024 – October 12-15 – Nashville, TN

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) is the most important event of the year for trucking industry leaders. In fact, no other meeting attracts as many trucking industry owners, presidents, CEOs, and senior executives.

This annual conference is designed for executives and attracts thousands of trucking’s top decision-makers for policy discussions, educational sessions, interactive exhibits, and opportunities to meet with colleagues. The event includes sessions covering the latest updates in trucking and opportunities to make your voice heard on policy issues in committee meetings. Discover new innovations and solutions from the industry’s leading suppliers in the exhibit hall. Plus, make new connections and catch up with friends with our popular networking events, including the famous MCE Annual Banquet.

At the time this blog was published, the ATA MCE 2024 registration page was not yet available.

17. Women in Trucking – Accelerate! Conference and Expo – November 10-13 – Dallas, TX

Join transportation, logistics, and supply chain peers at the 2024 Accelerate! Conference & Expo, sponsored by the Women in Trucking Association.

Anyone who believes the gender balance should be changed in the industry should attend and participate in the Accelerate! Conference & Expo. Attendees are transportation decision-makers in the roles of Managers, Directors, VPs, and Presidents of companies ranging from motor carriers and 3PLs to manufacturers, retailers, truck driving schools, financial and insurance providers, and health & fitness services.

A Note From Tenstreet

Far from exhaustive, this list of popular conferences that exclusively serves the trucking industry’s 8.9 million people will no doubt provide some guidance when planning your conference attendance for 2024. 

We look forward to seeing you at these events and many more throughout 2024!

No matter what conference(s) you decide to attend, be sure to schedule some time with our Industry Relations team. We love every chance we can get to catch up with our clients and industry friends and will be present at every conference on this list + so many more throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you on the road in 2024!

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