Mid-America Trucking Show

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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

As MATS Begins, ATA, HDMA/MEMA Team Up for New Trucking Show

The American Trucking Associations, along with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, announced on Thursday they are working with global event management and trade show firm Messe Frankfurt Inc. to develop a new, biennial North American-based truck and transportation event.

March 30, 2016

DAT to Debut New Version of Trucker App at MATS

DAT Solutions is debuting a new version of its DAT Trucker mobile app, a driver trip planner with features like the locations of safe Walmart parking and CAT scales, and a loadboard.

March 28, 2016

MATS Brings Trucking to Kentucky This Week

The Mid-America Trucking Show will kick-off on March 31 and run through April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., featuring a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listening session.

March 9, 2016

Mid-America Trucking Show Kicks Off End of March

The Mid-America Trucking Show will be held from March 31-April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with several new features this year even as truck makers skip this year's show.

February 18, 2016

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2016 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine have announced the 2016 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking in areas such as driver recruiting and retention, fuel economy, maintenance and more.

October 22, 2015

MATS Laments Loss of OEMs in '16, But 'Will Adapt'

“There’s a silver lining in this, and it’s that they still believe in the show,” said Toby Young, who heads the sponsoring organization. "They want to be here in 2017, and I think they’ll be assessing the damage by not being here in 2016.”

October 21, 2015

Peterbilt Joins Other OEMs in Skipping MATS 2016

Like the other Class 8 OEMs, Peterbilt will return to the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2017, and will alternate its presence with the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

August 28, 2015

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.

July 10, 2015

Navistar Latest Truck Maker to Skip MATS Exhibit

Navistar is following in the footsteps of Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks in deciding to skip exhibiting at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, with plans to return in 2017.

July 6, 2015

Volvo Joins Daimler in Skipping 2016 MATS

Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.

May 13, 2015

MATS Organizers: Show Will Stay Yearly

The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show say Daimler Trucks North America will "definitely be missed in 2016" but that the show is stronger than it has ever been and there aren't any plans to go to an every-other-year format.

May 12, 2015

Daimler Won't Exhibit at Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016

Daimler Trucks North America will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2016, saying it is moving to an every-other-year format similar to the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany.

April 23, 2015

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq Shows Fleet Health in Real-Time

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq remote diagnostics system provides customers with real-time fleet health information to alert fleet managers to vehicle problems and help them manage service.

April 22, 2015

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

April 15, 2015

Commentary: Glimpses of the Future in Louisville

With economists and truck makers predicting what truck sales will look like this year, hints of what products we might see announced next year, concept trucks and prototypes on display, the Mid-America Trucking Show is a glimpse of the future.

April 10, 2015

When Will We See DME-Powered Trucks?

Although interest in alternative fuels has cooled down a bit as diesel prices have dropped, supporters of dimethyl ether, or DME, still believe the alternative fuel has a bright future.

April 10, 2015

IdleAir at 5 Years Post-Purchase: Growing, Changing

Convoy Solutions officials told reporters at the Mid-America Trucking Show they've learned a lot about the idle-reduction business in the five years since they resurrected IdleAir.

April 5, 2015

Minimizer Celebrates 30 years with $30k Giveaway

Minimizer awards two $15,000 prizes to celebrate it's 30th anniversary during the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 30, 2015

Predictive Cruise Control Optional on T680 and T880

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.



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