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June 10, 2016

Connectivity Step by Step

There’s a lot of buzz around “connectivity” in commercial vehicles, including how connectivity plays into autonomous driving technologies. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge writes about the steps to get there in her All That's Trucking blog.

May 26, 2016

MATS Organizers React to Announcement of New Competing Truck Show

Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.

April 20, 2016

Video: Wabco Talks Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes are every so slowly gaining market share and could be at 20% on heavy duty trucks within five years, predicts Jon Morrison, president of Wabco Americas. Senior editor Tom Berg interviewed Jon Morrison at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.  

April 15, 2016

Video: Wabco President Looks to the Future

Wabco Americas President Jon Morrison took a moment to talk to us about autonomous vehicles and the future of Class 8 truck safety at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.

April 14, 2016

Video: American Truck Historical Society at MATS 2016

Equipment Editor Jim Park talks with the team from American Truck Historical Society during the Mid-America Trucking Show to find out more about the group, their mission and the renewed interest in vintage trucks.

April 5, 2016

Video: How the Wyakin Foundation Helps Veterans Find Work

In this On the Spot video, Brent Taylor of the Wyakin Foundation explains how the organization helps veterans find employment in sectors like the trucking industry. Senior Editor Tom Berg spoke with him at the East Manufacturing booth at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

April 5, 2016

IdleAir Responds to Challenge of Lower Diesel Prices

With diesel prices hovering around $2 per gallon, a near 50% drop since mid-2014, the idle-reduction industry has faced a challenging economic environment, causing IdleAir to streamline its services.

April 5, 2016

Drivewyze Calculates Money Saved by Bypassing Weigh Stations

Drivewyze, which offers weigh station bypass via an app on a smartphone or tablet, says it’s now able to do some interesting analytics of all the data collected from three years’ worth of operation, including how much fleets save by bypassing weigh stations.

April 5, 2016

Wabco-SmartDrive System Uses Video Analytics

Wabco’s next generation OnLane lane departure warning system features a new, high-resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver performance management system to reduce instances of wandering and unsafe maneuvers.

April 4, 2016

Photos: Antique Trucks at Mid-America 2016

Normally, this space in the South Hall of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., is crammed with the latest offereings from truck manufacturers. This year, in their absence, we found this terrific collection of antiques, courtesy of the American Truck Historical Society.

April 4, 2016

Trucking Firms Pledge Support for Guard, Reserve Employees

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Scores of trucking company representatives joined counterparts from associations and service providers in affirming their backing of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces by signing a pledge at a meeting during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

April 4, 2016

Reactions: Mid-America Trucking Show Without the Truck Makers

What did exhibitors and attendees think of the Mid-America Trucking Show with the truck original equipment manufacturers not being there? We asked a number of them what they thought and how this year’s show was going for them:

April 1, 2016

Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show

Louisville may have been out of the basketball tournament before it was begun, but there's a different kind of "March Madness" in this Kentucky city every year, and it's the Mid-America Trucking Show. Trucks and trailers, kids and dogs, pork chops and show trucks. Join us for a visual tour of the 2016 show.

March 31, 2016

Video: Goodyear Highway Hero 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY -- In this On the Spot video from the Mid-America Trucking Show 2016, meet this year's Goodyear Highway Hero and hear about the impact of his experience.

March 31, 2016

Goodyear Highway Hero Winner Pulled Motorist From a Burning Car

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck driver Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., named the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero for pulling an injured motorist from a burning car, used the honor to deliver an important safety message.

March 31, 2016

Video: 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show Fleet Forum

The Fleet Forum at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show was produced and hosted by Heavy Duty Trucking and Fleet Owner. As part of that full afternoon program, HDT's 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators were presented with awards and participated in a panel discussion. Other sessions covered the connected truck and making sense of confusing economic numbers.

March 31, 2016

BlackBerry Offers Asset Tracking for Trucking

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Communications company BlackBerry has introduced an end-to-end tracking system for trucking companies and private fleet operators called BlackBerry Radar.

March 31, 2016

Rand McNally Introduces Low-Cost, Plug-and-Play ELD

LOUISVILLE, KY — Saying it is a solution to many of the “cons” of electronic logging devices, Rand McNally Thursday introduced the ELD 50, a simple, low-cost electronic logging option, at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 31, 2016

Trucking Moves America Forward Reports on Image Movement Progress

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trucking Moves America Forward, the industry-wide image and education movement, reported significant achievements in the past year in its mission to change the public perception of the trucking industry.

March 30, 2016

It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.

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