The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) reported that the 2012 Trade Show & Convention, slated for Sept. 6-8 in St. Louis, is “shattering all previous show participation numbers.”

According to the company’s website, exhibitor registration is up 48% over last year, and dealer registration figures have increased by 82%.

Dealers from 49 states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico have already registered for the show, representing 500-600 trailer dealerships.

“We typically have 35 trailer manufacturers exhibiting, but with the record-breaking boost in dealer attendance, that number has grown to 52 manufacturers and we still have over three months prior to the show,” said Andy Ackerman, president of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based NATDA.

This is the 5th Annual Trade Show and Convention, which has grown from 100,000 square feet in 2008 to 240,000 square feet in 2012. Click here to register.

NATDA is the only professional business association in North America that serves the light- and medium-duty trailer dealers.