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Four Days in October to Shape the Future of Trucking

May 16, 2024
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Although the crisp and colorful days of fall may seem like a long way off, the American Trucking Associations is excited to begin the countdown to the trucking industry’s premier event, the Management Conference & Exhibition.

This year’s MCE, scheduled for October 12-15 in Nashville, will focus on trucking as the "Driving Force of the Nation."  This theme will build on a new image campaign ATA launched in May, “Nothing Without Trucking,” which aims to ensure that lawmakers, regulators, affiliated stakeholders, and the general motoring public recognize and appreciate the indispensable role of our industry.

MCE stands as an unrivaled opportunity for every professional engaged in the industry to help create trucking’s roadmap.  Over the course of four days in October, MCE provides real depth and breadth of insights about where we are headed as an industry.  It is also the perfect place to connect with thousands of industry experts.  Covering everything from new regulations and emerging technologies to political and economic uncertainties, the conference will dive into the pressing concerns facing our industry and set trucking up for success.  This year, there will be a special emphasis on the upcoming election, which will be held just a few weeks after MCE, and how ATA is continuing to drive forward our strategic priorities.

Last year, more than 2,700 industry professionals convened in Austin to get insights into the industry at our MCE event themed “The Rhythm of Change: Navigating the Future of Trucking.”  The week was packed with valuable learning experiences and informative sessions on the top industry’s issues.  Attendees also browsed a 250,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall featuring over 200 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most dynamic technologies and services for the trucking industry, and they were entertained with an unforgettable performance by GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde.  This year’s MCE aims to take the event to new heights.  

Trucking is in the midst of a dynamic transformation. With new regulations, emerging technologies, and unprecedented challenges, we must unite and adapt to thrive.  In just a few months, the trucking community will have that opportunity.  When we converge in Nashville for the most anticipated event of the year, it will provide the unparalleled ability to collaborate.


Here are just a few of the reasons you will not want to miss this event:

  • Networking: Connect with industry leaders, peers, and experts. Build connections that can shape the trajectory of your business and career.
  • Problem-Solving: Collaborate on innovative solutions to industry challenges. Get fresh perspectives and strategies to navigate change effectively.
  • Discussion: Engage in insightful conversations about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the transportation industry.
  • Keynote Speakers: Gain valuable insights from renowned speakers who promise to enrich our event with a wealth of expertise. Get ready to be inspired by the best in the business!
  • Solutions: Discover the latest trucking innovations in the MCE Exhibit Hall. Explore cutting-edge technology, equipment, and solutions that can drive efficiency and profitability for your business. 
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the Closing Night Party! It's a night of celebration and entertainment you will not want to miss.

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See you in Nashville!