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ContainerPort Group at the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show

April 16, 2018
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To stay up on industry trends, developments, and advancements in essential technology, we at ContainerPort Group regularly seek out trade shows to attend throughout the year. These shows additionally give us the opportunity to meet with new clients and find prospective drivers and other personnel for our team.

One such trade show we attended was the Mid-America Trucking Show, or MATS 2018, which was held from March 22 to March 24. Check out our overview on the show in the following recap.

About MATS 2018

The Mid-America Trucking Show is recognized as the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. The 2018 show was held in the Kentucky Expo Center, a 1,000,000-square-foot space that provides plenty of room for featured exhibits and events.

This year, 1,008 exhibitors presented at the show, traveling from 47 states and 13 countries. MATS 2018 also had 71,327 attendees, which included 12,228 fleet attendees and 25,613 driver attendees, who came from all 50 states and 61 counties. Once again, MATS was a huge success and we were proud to be a part of it!

CPG’s Hunting Cabin Container at MATS 2018


One of our major focuses for MATS 2018 was the demo of our 20’ Hunting Cabin Container, which was a joint venture between ContainerPort Group and 4 Points Development.

This demo housed a number of features that highlighted the true potential and versatility of modified shipping containers, such as a wooden interior, a shower, a toilet and sink, a cooking stove, and a workstation.

We’re pleased to announce that our Hunting Cabin Container display was a huge success, as all throughout the event we had people lined up to take a look at its interior and features. We were able to supply attendees with container sales, rental and modification brochures, and we’ve already received some post-show orders! Visit our container sales page for more info.

Drive for CPG

Another aspect of our time at MATS 2018 was focused on driver recruitment as we sought out new dedicated drivers to work as contractors for CPG. If you’re looking for a new opportunity and want to work with an industry leader, we’d love to hear from you!

Some key benefits of working with CPG include:

  • One of the best independent contractor compensation packages in the industry
  • Substantial incentive programs
  • One of the best fuel programs in the industry
  • Ability for drivers to be home every night, or weekend if preferred
  • Insurance, permits, and plates
  • No forced dispatch
  • E-Z Pass tolls paid in select cities
  • No touch freight

For a full look at all of our benefits, including a list of incentives, visit our what we offer page.

And if you want to learn more about becoming one of our drivers, head to drive4cpg.com to find information about our company and our application requirements.

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