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Contests, Sponsorships, Shows, Seminars

As the MTA Truck Show has been coined “The Biggest Little Truck Show in the Country,” we look to present a fun and informative format for everyone in attendance. 


The U.S. Department of Transportation mandated Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor classroom training at the Mid-West Truckers Association Annual Convention at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois, To be determined. Preregistration will be required. More information to come. Download Reasonable Suspicion Training Registration Form

"SAFE & COURTEOUS" DRIVER AWARD to  Promote Safety and Courtesy 

The award program is open to all members of Midwest Truckers Association and their Drivers.

The winners of the "Safe & Courteous" Driver Award will be determined by the following criteria:

  1. Least moving violations
  2. Least "at-fault" accidents
  3. Tiebreakers will be decided by:
    1. total accidents involved in
    2. your previous driving over 50,000 miles per year

Download the Safe & Courteous Driver Award Entry Form


The Truckers Pride Contest is a fun addition to an already great Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show.  Trucks of all makes, models, and years are welcome, and are a huge attraction at the Truck Show.  If you have a unique, very clean, or over the top custom rig, we want you at the show!  February can be a contrary month weather-wise, but we offer complimentary rinse-off at arrival, and an entire day prior to the show for detailing and polishing on-site.

Classes in the Truckers Pride contest will vary slightly depending on the entries received. 
All classes are considered work trucks, but the awards given out include:

People’s Choice

Attendees at the show vote on their favorite truck. Cash prizes and trophies awarded for first and second places.

Driver’s Choice

Only other show contestants can attest to how much work goes into participating in a truck show in the winter months! This prize is chosen by the participants of the Truckers Pride contest.  Cash prizes and trophies awarded for first and second places.

Download Truckers Pride Truck Beauty Contest Entry Form

Pull for a Cure - First Annual Kids Pedal Semi Pull

The first annual kids pedal semi pull, "Pull for a Cure," will make its debut at the 2023 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. on the show floor in Peoria. Sponsored by Truck Centers, Inc., "Pull for a Cure" will cost $25 per "Driver" with all proceeds going to pediatric cancer research. There are no age restrictions, classes will be based on weight (maximum 80 pounds), kids will have one attempt to pull as far as possible and there will be prizes for each class.

To enter a "driver," complete the "Pull for a Cure" form and return to mattw@midwesttruckers.com.

Companies are encouraged to sponsor a "driver" and if you don't have a driver, you can donate "driver fees" so kids at the Truck Show can participate with your sponsorship.


Picture of a man leading a ConferenceIn conjunction with the Truck & Trailer Show, Mid-West Truckers Association, Inc. also holds an Annual Convention at the Peoria Civic Center.  Seminars are held throughout the two-day show to allow you to balance your time between learning about new innovative products and receiving updates on the newest regulations and best practices to keep your company rolling for the long haul.  A complete convention seminar schedule will be available about 60 days before the convention date. We want to ensure the topics and speakers are current and address pressing issues that impact your business.

Download Full Schedule of Events


Graphic link for information on how to exhibit
Graphic link on how to become a Sponsor
Grpahic link on how to attend the Truck Show


Feb. 2, 2024
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Feb. 3, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.