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March 31 2014 - Products

Hallco Announces the Accelerator for Live Floor Conveyor System

Hallco Industries

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hallco Industries unveiled a new product called the Accelerator that can unload trailers up to 30% faster. The Accelerator enables truck operators to quickly unload their cargo, thereby saving time especially for operators with frequent load turns.

Tags: Trailers, Hallco Industries, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 30 2014 - Products

Mitsubishi Electric Takes Aftermarket Alternator to 200 Amps (updated)

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Mitsubishi's new A200 alternator offers high efficiency in a lightweight package with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Tags: Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Mid-America Trucking Show, Alternators, Electrical System

Kentucky Trailer is installing tall versions of the Trailer Tail at its plant in Louisville.

March 29 2014 - Products

Kentucky Trailer to Offer Trailer Tail DropFrame Aero Fairings

ATDynamics

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- ATDynamics and Kentucky Trailer say they’ve formed a partnership to offer the DropFrame version of the TrailerTail as a standard order option on new trailer orders.

Tags: Trailers, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, Kentucky Trailer, Trailer Fairings, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28 2014 - Products

Philatron Introduces Stallion ABS Power Cable and Hoses

Philatron Wire and Cable

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Philatron Wire and Cable introduced its corrosion-proof Stallion ABS power cable and coiled Alaskan Stallion air hoses at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Philatron, Mid-America Trucking Show, Hoses

March 28 2014 - Products

Dana Spicer Launches All-Makes Aftermarket Parts

Dana Holdings Corp.

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Dana Spicer launched an All-Makes line of front-end parts for all heavy truck brands and models, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Mid-America Trucking Show, Dana Spicer

March 28 2014 - Products

Electronic Air Processing Uses ABS’s Controller for Compressor, Meritor Wabco Says

Meritor Wabco

Software stored in an upgraded control module on Meritor Wabco’s anti-lock braking system replaces the compressor’s mechanical governor and more precisely operates the mechanism, saving up to 1% in fuel.

Tags: Fuel Economy, air compressor, Meritor Wabco, Mid-America Trucking Show, Electronic, Air Dryers

March 28 2014 - Products

Trail King Debuts All Aluminum Step Deck Trailer

Trail King

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Making its debut this week at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show is Trail King Industries’ prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Anniversary, Trail King, Lightweighting, Mid-America Trucking Show, Flatbed Trailers

March 27 2014 - Products

Volvo VNL Series to Feature Eaton SmartAdvantage Package

Volvo Trucks

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Volvo Trucks will offer the Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain in all VNL Series models. In addition to lighter weight and increasing the driver pool with smooth, automated shifting, this powertrain is designed to enhance the time spent in a diesel engine’s most efficient RPM zone helping to reduce fuel consumption.

Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Eaton, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Softek NXT Lightweight Front Steel Axle and Suspension Introduced by Hendrickson

Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the Softek NXT, a light-weight front steer axle with mono-leaf spring suspension.

Tags: Suspensions, Hendrickson, Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles

March 27 2014 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces OptiMaax Liftable Forward Tandem Axle System for 6x2

Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced the of OptiMaax, a revolutionary new liftable forward tandem axle system with automated controls.

Tags: Hendrickson, Axles, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

Eaton, Paccar, Kenworth, Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show, CNG

March 27 2014 - Products

East Has New Aluminum Drop-Deck Beavertail Trailer

East Manufacturing

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Beavertail adds roll-on, roll-off capability for loads to an existing aluminum drop-deck model. Decking is available in aluminum or wood.

Tags: East Manufacturing, dropdeck trailers, beavertail trailers, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Alliance Offers More Reman Brake Lining Options

Alliance Truck Parts

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Products are rated for 20,000-pound axles, claim superior performance at good prices, and are available now.

Tags: maintenance, Brakes, Alliance Truck Parts, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

Alcoa Wheels

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Alcoa has rolled out what it says is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, with the help of a new alloy.

Tags: Alcoa, Mid-America Trucking Show, Lightweighting, Wheels

Dana - Spicer D-Series Steer Axle

March 26 2014 - Products

Dana Rolls Out Two Lightweight Steer Axles

Dana

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Truck owners seeking to help offset the pounds added with today's emissions systems can choose Dana's new E-Series or D-Series steer axles.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles, Lightweighting

 Conti EcoPlus HS3

March 26 2014 - Products

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

Continental

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

March 26 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Announces EPIQ Fuel Efficiency Package for 579

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The new EPIQ package for the Model 579, which was introduced in 2012, provides a combination of technologies and components that allow customers to easily order and operate the most fuel efficient Model 579 available

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26 2014 - Products

Heil Trailer Announces New Stainless Steel Tank Trailer

Heil Trailer

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Heil Trailer International launched into the stainless steel segment with a line of general chemical tank trailers that are built with a focus on quality and performance.

Tags: Trailers, Mid-America Trucking Show, Heil Trailer

Kenworth T680<br />Photo: Evan Lockridge

March 26 2014 - Products

Kenworth T680 Advantage Improves Fuel Economy Up To 5%

Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE – Kenworth is introducing its new Kenworth T680 Advantage. The Kenworth T680 Advantage – Kenworth’s new, most fuel-efficient truck – features a special factory-installed aerodynamic package along with the optimized powertrain combination of the Paccar MX-13 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics, T680, Fuel Smarts

March 26 2014 - Products

Bendix Enhances TABS-6 Trailer Stability With Automatic Lift Axle Control

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system now offers automatic lift axle control, which can help reduce tire wear and fuel consumption by maintaining proper per-axle weight load.

Tags: Trailers, Bendix, Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles, Roll Stability

March 26 2014 - Products

Kenworth Announces Enhancements to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Kenworth announced exterior and interior enhancements to its K270 and K370 models. Inside the cab, a new dash and gauge cluster provide more information than ever before to the driver.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Mid-America Trucking Show

Toyo M177 steer tire can be used as trailer tire.

March 25 2014 - Products

Toyo Rolls Out Three New Tires at MATS

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

Toyo Tires is rolling out three new premium tires this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Featuring Toyo Tires’ proprietary e-balance technology, these tires deliver improved tire life, endurance, and retreadability plus reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear, says the company.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24 2014 - Products

Hankook to Launch Smart Flex DL12 Tire

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire will launch its new Smart Flex DL12 Long/Regional Haul Drive position truck and bus radial tire for fleet customers at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

April 8 2013 - Products

Chart Improves LNG Truck Fuel System

Chart LNG

Chart Industries has addressed some of the drawbacks of using liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking with improvements to its LNG truck fuel system, including a larger-capacity single tank to extend range and cut costs, and integration for faster installation.

Tags: Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Mid-America Trucking Show

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