Press Release

Registration Now Open for ATA Management Conference & Exhibition

Aug 09, 2023

Trucking’s preeminent event will focus on the industry’s challenges and opportunities 

Today, the American Trucking Associations announced that registration is now open for the 2023 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, October 14-17, in Austin, Texas.

“MCE is trucking’s foremost event for policy and strategy, bringing together trucking’s sharpest minds and most passionate supporters to tackle the top issues confronting our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “In the face of a turbulent economy, unworkable environmental mandates, pressing labor issues and rampant lawsuit abuse, our industry is experiencing a number of defining challenges. By leveraging the immense talent within our industry and drawing on the knowledge of experts, we can emerge even stronger. At MCE, our members will chart the course to a bright future.”

This year’s event, themed “The Rhythm of Change: Navigating the Future of Trucking,” will take place at the Austin Convention Center.

Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • A focus on new regulations, emerging technologies, political uncertainties and economic headwinds;

  • Comments from Umberto de Pretto, the Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union;

  • Political analysis from Rich Thau and business and leadership thoughts from Molly Fletcher, a pioneering sports agent;

  • ATRI’s Big Reveal – the annual look at trucking’s top issues;

  • Government and regulatory updates from key leaders;

  • ATA President and CEO Chris Spear’s State of the Industry and Federation;

  • A look at the trucking – and overall – economy by ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello;

  • ATA’s 250,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall featuring the newest and most dynamic technologies and services for the trucking industry;

  • The ATA Annual Banquet and Concert featuring GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde;

  • Numerous ride and drive events and the ATA 5K Fun Run.

“MCE stands as an unparalleled experience and unique opportunity for every professional engaged in the trucking industry,” said ATA Chairman Dan Van Alstine. “Its unrivaled size and scope provide significant potential for making new connections and strengthening valuable partnerships. The depth of the content and breadth of the educational sessions offer insights and perspectives from the industry’s influencers and leaders. MCE transcends all expectations and redefines the standard for industry events.”

For more information or to register, visit