What are your goals for work in 2024? Hoping to make more industry connections? Try out the newest technologies in trucking? Make your voice heard on legislation affecting truckers nationwide? 


The best way to get ahead of the game at work and meet innovative thinkers in the trucking industry is to attend some of the many conferences, hiring events, and celebrations that will be taking place across the nation throughout 2024. 


Most conferences and events take place over the course of a few days and can be a large investment of time and money. This means that it’s important to start planning early and discuss your options with your employer. Many 2024 events have already opened for registration, so it’s time to mark your calendars and get ready for show time!  


Midwest Truck & Trailer Show (Feb. 2-3, Peoria, Illinois) 

As one of the earliest truck shows to happen each year, this event provides a chance to network with fellow drivers, suppliers, and employers, while learning about the newest technologies and trends in the trucking industry. Coinciding with the Midwest Trucker Association’s Annual Conference, this free truck show can be a great break from the conference’s informative seminars, or a fun day for the whole family! 


The show is free and open to the public, but click here for more information on vendors, exhibits, and the conference.  


Mid America Trucking Show (March 21-23, Louisville, KY) 

There’s a reason this conference’s tagline is “experience the entire industry.” With over 850 exhibitors, 58,000 attendees, and more than 40 featured events, this is a conference you definitely don’t want to miss. Best known for its extensive, interactive exhibit displays, the Mid America Trucking Show brings together the best of the best in the trucking industry to show that the future really is now.  


You can find more information on registration and upcoming exhibits here 


Salute to Women Behind the Wheel (March 22, Louisville, KY) 

Hosted each year by Women In Trucking, this event takes place at the Mid America Trucking Show and celebrates all female CDL drivers and their growing contributions and successes in the trucking industry. Featuring speeches, an annual award show, and WIT’s “Door Prizes for Donations” that raise money for scholarships, this feel-good event is free and worth a visit for any female truck driver.  


For more information on the event schedule and exhibitors, click here 


Truckload Carriers Association Truckload Conference (March 23-26, Nashville) 

Join a crowd that’s likely to be more than 1,500 people next year at the annual Truckload Carriers Association conference. With an exhibitor hall featuring over 120 game changing products, this conference is a great way to meet industry experts and learn game changing driving practices.  


Registration recently opened and space is sure to fill quickly, so be sure to check out more information here 


2024 Walcott Truckers Jamboree (July 11-13, Walcott, Iowa)  

As one of the most fun celebrations of the trucking industry nationwide, this annual event put on by Iowa 80, the world’s largest truck stop, is a must-see. While it’s not a traditional conference, over 175 exhibits make this a great destination to discover innovative technologies and see how far the industry has come while perusing the antique truck display. There’s also an Iowa Pork Chop Cookout, live country music, and even a truck beauty contest! What more could you ask for? 


Admission and parking are free, but be sure to check out more information here 


Accelerate! Conference & Expo (Nov. 5-8, Dallas, TX) 

Hosted by the Women In Trucking Association, this fast-growing conference offers an annual chance to learn more about current transportation and supply chain issues and what resources exist to help women and other underrepresented communities in the trucking industry feel supported and heard. Featuring more than 70 educational sessions and an extensive exhibition hall, this unique conference provides all the tools for growth and success in this dynamic industry.

You can find more information on the 2024 conference and how to register here 


Manifest: The Future of Logistics (Feb. 5-7, Las Vegas) 

Learn more about the future of the supply chain and evolving trends in logistics at one of the most exciting conferences of the year. With a stacked list of speakers, informative workshops on a range of subjects, and nightly entertainment, this event is essential for any driver looking to get ahead of the curve.  


Registration has already opened for the public, so click here for more information on the agenda, venue, and how to register.  


There are many conferences and industry events taking place throughout 2024, and these are only some. Local, regional, and national conferences all offer distinct opportunities to learn from like-minded individuals who are pushing the boundaries of the trucking industry each day.  


If there’s a conference you believe we left out, or if you want to learn more about other industry opportunities in 2024, be sure to reach out to us on social media or read more on our Truck Driver Blog