In another episode of coronavirus hysteria, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers have announced that they are cancelling the 49th annual event due to the pandemic. The announcement comes two weeks before the event was to take place, March 26th, 27th, and 28th.
“It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Mid-America Trucking Show scheduled for March 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky,” the note states. “In light of today’s extraordinary circumstances and with an abundance of caution, this decision has been made with the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, employees and show partners in mind,” organizers said.
In a scenario more properly suited for a comedy sketch than reality, there was an update only a day prior saying that they still intended to host the event.
“On-site set-up for MATS 2020 has already begun and we’re looking forward to another successful event.” The post from March 11th reads. Unfortunately, they did not look forward enough.
The Mid-America Trucking Show plans to come back for its 50th anniversary in 2021.
If you are a trucker who is worried about COVID-19, it may be a good idea to read up on it and its impact on the trucking industry. This article is TopMark Funding’s third entry covering the coronavirus. COVID-19 was first brought to light in January, and has since been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
The gist of it is that humanity and the trucking industry will survive. Make sure you remember to wear gloves when refueling, and to wash your hands before eating.
*Article courtesy of TopMark Funding.