2021 Trucking Events

While trucking and transportation were deemed essential during the pandemic, the industry was still impacted. One of the affected areas was in-person networking, pushing organizations to either transition to online platforms or completely postponing/canceling their events. With social distancing and safety best practices in place, as well as the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, we are beginning to see some progress towards regaining some sense of “normalcy.” While some of the annual events will continue to be held online, some organizations are hopeful that they will be able to safely host in-person networking events this year. For more information on 2021 trucking events and industry observances, check out the list below (dates and locations are subject to change).

April 11–14: Truck Renting and Leasing Association Annual Meeting

This two-day expo will be located at the JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in Texas. Featuring keynote speakers, business sessions, and committee meetings, this event serves as a great networking opportunity.  

Register for this event here.

April 12–15 | 19–23: Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Spring Meeting [Virtual]

Planned by fleets for fleets, this event is an educational session covering all aspects of vehicle maintenance and design. #TMCAnnual21 is North America’s premier technical conference for trucking. 

Register for this virtual event here.

April 19: North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum [Virtual]

This forum will take place virtually in conjunction with the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Workshop. The cargo securement harmonization form provides an opportunity for stakeholders from Canada and the U.S. to work together to ensure the consistency of cargo sacrament regulatory requirements through North America. 

Register for this virtual event here.

May 3–5: Annual WERC Conference [Virtual]

A virtual event put on by the Warehousing Education and Research council that allows you to reunite with industry peers from North America to discuss the challenges facing the logistics sector. 

Register for this virtual event here.

May 4–5: AHAA Annual Spring Meeting [Virtual]

A virtual event put on by the Auto Haulers Association of America who focuses on the needs of auto haulers and vehicle logistics providers of all size. 

Register for this virtual event here.

May 4–6: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck

Every year, the CVSA sponsors International Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). During this event, the organizations above conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, and driver safety.

“International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period.”

May 6–8: East Coast Truckers Jamboree

The 8th Annual East Coast Truckers Jamboree is located on I-95 Exist 106 in Kenly, North Carolina. Enjoy free concerts, fireworks, motorcycle shows, Big Rig show, as well as Show and Shine car events throughout the weekend.

Register here.

May 9: Mothers Day Convoy for Make-A-Wish for Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley

Drawing over 500 Big Rig trucks from across the country and thousands of spectators, this event celebrates the current and former wish kids while raising money to grant more wishes for children with critical illnesses. 

Register for this event here.

May 11–13: Capital Ideas Conference [Virtual]

This virtual event is full of educational sessions that focus on the latest technology developments, and a collaborative networking opportunity with leaders within the industry. 

Register for this virtual event here.

June 1–5: America Truck Historical Society National Convention & Truck Show

Located in Harrisonburg Virginia, the America Truck Historial Society (ATHS) National Convention and truck show features speakers at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds and has an antique truck show. 

Register for this event here.

June 12–13: Texas Trucking Show

Located in Houston, the Texas Trucking Show focuses on the connection of suppliers and trucking companies. This show has free admission to the two-day event and has 150+ companies attending that offer different products and services for the Heavy-Duty industry. 

Register here.

June 13–15: National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Annual Conference & Exhibits

Located at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, this event is the NTTC’s longest-running event. The Annual Conference offers the leaders of the tank truck industry the opportunity to collaborate and take action on the high-level issues facing the industry through its committees and sessions. 

Register for this event here.

June 13–15: National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition

This event will be held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NPTC 2021 will feature topics such as fleet justification, driver retention, third-party service provider management, technology and data management, and more. 

Register for this event here.

June 18–19: Antique Truck Club of America (ATCA) 42nd Annual National Truck Meet

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their incorporation at this year’s event, join the ATCA for their 42nd annual antique truck show in Memorial Park in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Learn more here.

June 22–24: Specialized Transportation Symposium

This event will take place in Birmingham, Alabama. The Specialized Transportation Symposium will give you insight into the future of safety, permitting and overall best practices for positioning your company. Attending will also give you the opportunity to work with top managers in operations, safety directors, safety managers, pilot car professionals, permitting officials, law enforcement, and state and federal officials. 

Register here.

July 8–10: Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Featuring an Antique Truck Display, over 175 exhibits and live country music. The Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be located at Iowa 80 Truckstop on Interstate 80 in Walcott, Iowa. 

This event offers free admission and free parking. 

July 11–17: CVSA Safe Driver Week

Law enforcement and transportation safety officials offer educational and awareness safety programs to the motor carrier population and the motoring public, in addition to the many activities held across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

August 22–28: CVSA Brake Safety Week

During announced and unannounced brake safety enforcement campaigns, commercial vehicle inspectors conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout North America to identify brake-system violations. 

September 12–14: Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Intermodal EXPO

“EXPO is the intermodal industry’s platform for products, services and solutions; a classroom for new skills and know-how; and an exchange for ideas and business.” The next Intermodal EXPO will take place in Long Beach, California.

Register here.

September 12–16: TMC Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition

Located at the Cleveland Convention Center, the 2021 Fall Meeting will be held in-person to gain and share information with peers at the TMC Shop Talk. Planned by fleets for fleets, this event is an educational session covering all aspects of vehicle maintenance and design. #TMCAnnual21 is North America’s premier technical conference for trucking. 

Register here.

September 12–18: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW)

This week is dedicated to the men and women that contribute to our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. “These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, they also keep our highways safe.”

To learn more about last year’s NTDAW, click here.

September 25–28: Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention

Located at The Wynn Las Vegas, attendees will be able to participate in various truckload-specific educational sessions from industry-leading experts. With 100 exhibitors, 25 sessions, and 50 speakers, there is a ton of opportunity to learn about the latest products and technology for your fleet, among dozens of unique networking opportunities with leaders in the trucking industry. 

Register here.

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