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March 27, 2017

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are higher than they would have predicted just three to six months ago.

March 27, 2017

MATS 2017 Photos: Day Two

HDT's editors share some of the sights from the massive event show floor on the second day of the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Fair and Exhibition Center in Louisville, Ky. 

March 24, 2017

On the Spot: 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Honoree [Video]

In this On the Spot video, David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepts the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which was presented at the 2017 Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. 

March 24, 2017

On the Spot: Truck Makers Return to MATS for 2017 [Video]

For 2017, several major OEMs returned to the Mid-America Trucking Show. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was there on the show floor and has video highlights from each manufacturer's exhibit.

March 24, 2017

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 23, 2017

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

March 23, 2017

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

March 23, 2017

Thermo King Debuts 3 New Power-Management Solutions

Thermo King debuted three new power-management solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show to address increasing demands for power on the road for a wide spectrum of transport needs.

March 23, 2017

Falken Tires Shows Low Maintenance Concept at MATS

Falken Tires displayed its Low Maintenance Concept at the Mid-America Trucking Show, highlighting the development and production techniques it uses to improve mileage, wear, durability and low-rolling resistance.

March 23, 2017

Ingersoll Axle Launches New Steer Axle and Suspension Lines

Ingersoll Axle by Dexter is launching the Smart-Steer 2.0 steer axle and Smart-Axl integrated suspension, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 23, 2017

MATS 2017 Photos: Day One

The show floor is open as Mid-America Trucking Show 2017 kicks off on March 23 at the Kentucky Fair and Exhibition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. HDT's editors share some of the sights.

March 22, 2017

American Truck Historical Society Display at MATS

The American Truck Historical Society has a display in the South Hall of the Mid-America Trucking Show again this year. Here are a few of the trucks on the floor this time around.

March 22, 2017

An Automated Future, First, Bendix Says

A future filled with fully autonomous cars and trucks remains a long way away, Bendix leaders said in a sit-down at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Jack Roberts has more in his Truck Tech blog.

March 22, 2017

Peterbilt Returns to MATS, Predicts 15% Market Share for 2017

Kyle Quinn, Paccar senior vice president and Peterbilt general manager see a good year ahead for Peterbilt, with gains in market share coming on a strengthening economy.

March 22, 2017

Q&A: Kenworth at MATS, from 2017 Outlook to the Future of Autonomous Technologies

Kenworth returned to the Mid-America Trucking Show this year, highlighting the driver, its strong vocational lineup, and a made-in-America message. We sat down after the pre-show press conference with Mike Dozier, who took the reins as general manager less than a year ago, and Patrick Dean, Kenworth’s chief engineer, for a wide-ranging discussion on the show, the health of the industry, and the road to autonomous vehicles.

March 22, 2017

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

March 22, 2017

Mid-America Trucking Show 2017 in Photos: Pre-Show

The day before the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show opened in Louisville, Kentucky, HDT's editors attended press conferences, conducted interviews, and took in the sights as exhibitors set up their booths.

March 20, 2017

MATS Returns this Week, Bringing Back Some Major OEMs

The Mid-America Trucking Show returns this week, going from March 23-25 in Louisville, Ky., and this year it once again features several major manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting new technology and equipment.

February 16, 2017

Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Award Finalists

Goodyear Tire& Rubber has announced the finalists for its 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award, honoring truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

October 17, 2016

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

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