“With the sudden increase in COVID cases and the concern for the health of our members and exhibitors, we have reluctantly made the decision to cancel the Show for 2022,” said Don Schaefer, Executive Vice President of the Mid-West Truckers Association. “Our concern and those expressed by potential attendees and exhibitors means cancelling the Truck & Trailer Show is the right decision.
“We realize the difficulties in producing such an event are compounded due to the recent ‘perfect storm’ of issues brought on by the omnicron COVID virant and its effect on staffing capabilities and potential health problems for the most vulnerable. We have seen the devastation this has caused even among our own members.”
The MTA Convention and the Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has long been considered a mid-winter industry highlight, attracting thousands of truck operators, their families and friends to the Peoria Civic Center and surrounding venues. Next year’s event has already been rescheduled for February 3 & 4, 2023 in Peoria.