Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 27, 2014

Hendrickson Introduces OptiMaax Liftable Forward Tandem Axle System for 6x2

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced the of OptiMaax, a revolutionary new liftable forward tandem axle system with automated controls.

March 27, 2014

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

March 27, 2014

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 27, 2014

East Has New Aluminum Drop-Deck Beavertail Trailer

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Beavertail adds roll-on, roll-off capability for loads to an existing aluminum drop-deck model. Decking is available in aluminum or wood.

March 27, 2014

Alliance Offers More Reman Brake Lining Options

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Products are rated for 20,000-pound axles, claim superior performance at good prices, and are available now.

March 27, 2014

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Alcoa has rolled out what it says is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, with the help of a new alloy.

March 27, 2014

Dana Rolls Out Two Lightweight Steer Axles

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Truck owners seeking to help offset the pounds added with today's emissions systems can choose Dana's new E-Series or D-Series steer axles.

March 27, 2014

Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show 2014 - Day 1

The official start of the Mid-America Trucking Show kicked off with more press conferences, continued with VIP show hours, and officially opened at 1 p.m. Get a taste of the show with these photos from HDT's editors.

March 26, 2014

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.

March 26, 2014

ATA, OOIDA, TCA and Others Launch Trucking Image Campaign

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The trucking industry announced Wednesday the launch of an industry-wide image and education campaign, Trucking Moves America Forward, at the Mid-America Trucking Show with support from a diverse group of industry influencers including leading executives, professional truck drivers and technicians.

March 26, 2014

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

March 26, 2014

Peterbilt Announces EPIQ Fuel Efficiency Package for 579

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The new EPIQ package for the Model 579, which was introduced in 2012, provides a combination of technologies and components that allow customers to easily order and operate the most fuel efficient Model 579 available

March 26, 2014

Heil Trailer Announces New Stainless Steel Tank Trailer

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Heil Trailer International launched into the stainless steel segment with a line of general chemical tank trailers that are built with a focus on quality and performance.

March 26, 2014

Kenworth T680 Advantage Improves Fuel Economy Up To 5%

MATS, LOUISVILLE – Kenworth is introducing its new Kenworth T680 Advantage. The Kenworth T680 Advantage – Kenworth’s new, most fuel-efficient truck – features a special factory-installed aerodynamic package along with the optimized powertrain combination of the Paccar MX-13 engine.

March 26, 2014

Meritor Wabco, SmartDrive Add Video to Data Analytics with ProView

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Meritor Wabco and SmartDrive Systems teamed up to give new insight into the data from active safety systems on the truck by adding a video component.

March 26, 2014

Bendix Enhances TABS-6 Trailer Stability With Automatic Lift Axle Control

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system now offers automatic lift axle control, which can help reduce tire wear and fuel consumption by maintaining proper per-axle weight load.

March 26, 2014

Kenworth Announces Enhancements to Medium-Duty Cabovers

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Kenworth announced exterior and interior enhancements to its K270 and K370 models. Inside the cab, a new dash and gauge cluster provide more information than ever before to the driver.

March 26, 2014

Idle Management System Comes to T680

Kenworth's factory-integrated, battery-powered Idle Management System reduces emissions with virtually no maintenance.

March 26, 2014

Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show 2014 - Pre-Show

The annual Mid-America Trucking Show is being held this week in Louisville, Kentucky. Trucking journalists and trucking enthusiasts are excited to see what's new in trucking. The day before the show kicked off, press conferences and the Fleet Forum provided plenty of pre-show information.

March 25, 2014

Cummins Talks Fuel Economy, Telematics, Higher ISX Rating at MATS Kickoff Event

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Tuesday announced a new engine rating and its first telematics program just prior to the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 27-29.

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