Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 30, 2015

Predictive Cruise Control Optional on T680 and T880

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

March 29, 2015

Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show, Day 3

Saturday at Mid-America is usually the biggest day, but it turned out to be not quite as big as everyone expected. While the crowds were stronger than expected on Friday, numbers were down on Saturday. That was good news for show-goers, as it was actually possible to walk the aisles and get close to the trucks. Equipment Editor Jim Park spent the day wandering the show and took these photos. 

March 27, 2015

Meritor Sponsors Truck Racing's Return to U.S.

Big-rig truck racing is returning to the U.S. for the first time since 1993 with the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.

March 27, 2015

Kenworth Introduces Advanced Charge Start System

Kenworth will offer an ultracapacitor-based engine start module from Maxwell for increased performance and better protection against battery drainage, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 27, 2015

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year

The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.

March 27, 2015

BestPass Says it Can Cut Number of Transponders Needed for Tolls

A company that got its start as a way for New York State Motor Truck members to more easily manage their tolls says with a new transponder it will cover nearly all toll facilities nationwide by the end of the year and eliminate the need to have half a dozen transponders in a truck.

March 27, 2015

Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO

In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.

March 27, 2015

Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show, Day 2

Day 2 of MATS got off to a sunny but cold start -- a pleasant change from Day 1, when rain spoiled the day for anyone outdoors. Exhibitors seemed to think the crowds on the first full day of the show were better than any in recent years.

March 26, 2015

Trucking Moves America Forward Meets 2015 Goals

Trucking Moves America Forward, the industry-wide image and education movement, announced that had it reached its goal of raising $1 million since its inception last March, which was made possible by contributions from more than 100 trucking companies, allied members and individuals.

March 26, 2015

Alcoa Rolls Out Next-Gen Durabright Wheel

Building on the success of its predecessor, Alcoa is bringing to market the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, said to be highly resistant to corrosion caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to cleaning chemicals.

March 26, 2015

Photos: Freightliner Unveils SuperTruck

Freightliner introduced attendees at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking show to its 12.2 mpg SuperTruck. Photos: Stephane Babcock

March 26, 2015

Goodyear Names 2015 Highway Hero

It was not an easy choice when it came to choosing this year’s 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero, as all three finalists risked their lives to save others.

March 26, 2015

Photos: MATS 2015 Opening Day

The 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show opened Thursday, March 26, showcasing everthing from trucks to fitness gear. HDT's editors share the sights in photos.

March 26, 2015

Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem

Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.

March 25, 2015

Photos: Show Trucks Ready for PKY at Mid-America

Show truckers were on site at the Mid-America Trucking Show Wednesday with the polish out and the rags a-flying, and Jim Park was there with his camera to capture final touches being put on the trucks for the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship.

March 25, 2015

Drivers Key Focus of HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Panel

Spontaneous applause broke out following an impassioned answer to a question by HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Steve Rush during a panel discussion Wednesday.

March 25, 2015

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.

March 25, 2015

Photos: MATS Pre-Show

Wednesday, March 25, the day before the Mid-America Trucking Show opened officially at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., the trucking press gathered for media day and the MATS Fleet Forum educated fleet and supplier attendees on topics such as the economy and autonomous trucks, while HDT honored its 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators.

March 25, 2015

Cummins Announces Results of Half-Ton Diesel Engine Program

Cummins Inc. is set to showcase the results of a four-year joint program with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The ATLAS program was initiated to develop a commercially viable diesel engine for the ½-ton pickup truck market.

March 24, 2015

Cummins Unveils ISX Efficiency Improvements

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Under the theme of "redefining efficiency," Cummins Tuesday night announced fuel-saving enhancements to the 2015 ISX15 big-bore diesel and a peek at the 2017 ISX15, which will feature a lighter and smaller aftertreatment system along with a more efficient turbocharger and reduced parasitic loss.

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