April 22, 2015 - Product News
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with the PACCAR MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.
Tags: Kenworth, Technology, Fuel Economy, Driver Performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13
March 27, 2015 - Industry News
Big-rig truck racing is returning to the U.S. for the first time since 1993 with the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.
Tags: Meritor, Sponsorship, ChampTruck, Racing, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
Kenworth will offer an ultracapacitor-based engine start module from Maxwell for increased performance and better protection against battery drainage, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Kenworth, Maxwell Technologies, Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880
The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.
Tags: Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, MATS
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
Building on the success of its predecessor, Alcoa is bringing to market the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, said to be highly resistant to corrosion caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to cleaning chemicals.
Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Dana Spicer, Tandem axle, 6x2 axle, 6x4 axle, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 25, 2015 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. is set to showcase the results of a four-year joint program with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The ATLAS program was initiated to develop a commercially viable diesel engine for the ½-ton pickup truck market.
Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Nissan Titan, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 24, 2015 - Product News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Under the theme of "redefining efficiency," Cummins Tuesday night announced fuel-saving enhancements to the 2015 ISX15 big-bore diesel and a peek at the 2017 ISX15, which will feature a lighter and smaller aftertreatment system along with a more efficient turbocharger and reduced parasitic loss.
Tags: Cummins, Fuel Efficiency, ISX15, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Group CEO Olaf Persson will be the keynote speaker for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s 25th Annual Breakfast and Briefing.
Tags: OEM, HDMA, Aftermarket, Volvo Group, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 6, 2014 - Industry News
By the time 2020 rolls around, you can expect new trucks to be equipped with mandatory stability control and collision avoidance technology, according to Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix.
Tags: Regulations, Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, Mid-America Trucking Show, Collision Avoidance, NHTSA
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck says computational fluid dynamic tests show its undertray aero device produces fuel savings of better than 6%.
Tags: SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, CD adapco, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy
April 1, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Fuel economy continued to be a major theme of this year's Mid-America Trucking Show as truck makers and suppliers predicted an improved year of heavy truck sales.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Official numbers show this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, held last week in Louisville at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, was the biggest ever, according to show officials.
Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Events
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Mack says fuel-efficient Pinnacle tractors, along with improved customer support and a larger dealer network, will help push Class 8 market share over 10% in 2014.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 28, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.
Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires, Wide-Base Tires, Michelin
March 27, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been gradually ramping up production and expects a strong 2014. However, the involvement of the California Air Resources Board in writing the next round of federal emissions regulations has them concerned.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Truck Sales, GHG, Daimler Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.
Tags: Navistar, Information Technology, Telematics, Mid-America Trucking Show
Peterbilt's anniversary display trailer contains history of the brand and samples of current products. The tour will run into November.
Tags: Peterbilt, Peterbilt Motors Company, History, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI
March 25, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Tuesday announced a new engine rating and its first telematics program just prior to the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 27-29.
Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 25, 2013 - Industry News
Louisville---Toyo Tire said it is putting increased focus on its commercial tire business during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 22, 2013 - Industry News
In his first official outing as Navistar International's new president and COO, Troy Clarke jumped right in Friday morning by assuring the audience of supplier executives that "Navistar's not going anywhere but up."
Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, China, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDMA
March 20, 2013 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE -- Cummins has been restructuring its engine business, moving from a product-centric organization to a structure based on customers and markets.
Tags: Cummins, Leadership, Mid-America Trucking Show
Kenworth today unveiled its latest vocational model, the T880. Numerically, the T880 is the next generation of the venerable T800, but Kenworth has no immediate plans to retire that workhorse.
Tags: Kenworth, T800, Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, T880, T680
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