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April 17, 2017

Commentary: Driver is King at All-American MATS

At this year's MATS, Made in America was still a big selling point for many trucking suppliers, writes editor in chief Deborah Lockridge.

April 16, 2017

MATS Attendees Talk Trucking Issues [Video]

We asked attendees to the recent Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, about what issues were on their mind and what they'd most like to see change in the industry. This On the Spot video highlights their responses.

April 11, 2017

Gallery: Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest 2017

The bevy of beauties at this year's Paul K. Young Truck Beauty contest at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, seemed a little thinner. There were fewer of the highly customized "Mafia" style trucks, and the winners list showed a preference for more traditional entries. There were some nicely done classics and some brand new trucks as well. Here's a sample of what we saw out behind the stables this year. All photos by Jim Park.

April 7, 2017

This Company Says It's Giving Truck Drivers a Voice – And Great Deals

Christian Schenk is on a mission — to make drivers' lives better. In her All That's Trucking blog, Deborah Lockridge shares what she learned in a wide-ranging interview with Schenk on his One20 and TruckThat brands, which take an unconventional approach to being a driver advocate.

March 27, 2017

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Year

Trucking Moves America Forward gave an update on its efforts to promote a positive trucking image at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.

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.

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