Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 31, 2014

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Challenge at MATS 2014

Did you take the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Challenge at MATS 2014? Attendees had a chance to steer a 1/14th scale Freightliner Cascadia Evolution at the show. Watch and learn more about this cool little truck!

March 29, 2014

Kentucky Trailer to Offer Trailer Tail DropFrame Aero Fairings

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- ATDynamics and Kentucky Trailer say they’ve formed a partnership to offer the DropFrame version of the TrailerTail as a standard order option on new trailer orders.

March 28, 2014

Mid-America Trucking Show Offers Optimism, Product News, More

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Click here for a rundown of the news, products and photo galleries from the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 28, 2014

Michelin X One Hits Two Million Tire Milestone

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.

March 28, 2014

Philatron Introduces Stallion ABS Power Cable and Hoses

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Philatron Wire and Cable introduced its corrosion-proof Stallion ABS power cable and coiled Alaskan Stallion air hoses at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 28, 2014

Dana Spicer Launches All-Makes Aftermarket Parts

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Dana Spicer launched an All-Makes line of front-end parts for all heavy truck brands and models, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

March 28, 2014

Electronic Air Processing Uses ABS’s Controller for Compressor, Meritor Wabco Says

Software stored in an upgraded control module on Meritor Wabco’s anti-lock braking system replaces the compressor’s mechanical governor and more precisely operates the mechanism, saving up to 1% in fuel.

March 28, 2014

Trail King Debuts All Aluminum Step Deck Trailer

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Making its debut this week at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show is Trail King Industries’ prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer.

March 28, 2014

Volvo VNL Series to Feature Eaton SmartAdvantage Package

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Volvo Trucks will offer the Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain in all VNL Series models. In addition to lighter weight and increasing the driver pool with smooth, automated shifting, this powertrain is designed to enhance the time spent in a diesel engine’s most efficient RPM zone helping to reduce fuel consumption.

March 28, 2014

Show Trucks at Mid-America Trucking Show

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Competitors at this year's Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show had to deal with some cloudy and rainy weather, but that didn't keep away the more than 100 competitors.

March 28, 2014

Day Two of Mid-America

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Day Two of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., featured more interesting people and products.

March 27, 2014

Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been gradually ramping up production and expects a strong 2014. However, the involvement of the California Air Resources Board in writing the next round of federal emissions regulations has them concerned.

March 27, 2014

California Trucker Named Goodyear Highway Hero

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A truck driver who rescued another trucker who had fallen from a burning tanker truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass was named the 31st Goodyear Highway Hero.

March 27, 2014

Navistar Touts Technology as it Moves Ahead

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.

March 27, 2014

Peterbilt's 75th Anniversary Tour of U.S., Canada Begins April 1

Peterbilt's anniversary display trailer contains history of the brand and samples of current products. The tour will run into November.

March 27, 2014

Softek NXT Lightweight Front Steel Axle and Suspension Introduced by Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the Softek NXT, a light-weight front steer axle with mono-leaf spring suspension.

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.

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