Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 27, 2013

Allison TC-10 Goes Into Production, Offers Better Fuel Economy

LOUISVILLE -- Allison Transmission says its previously introduced TC10 truck transmission, which was shown off during Mid-America Trucking Show last week as the product has recently gone into production, gets improved fuel economy over current manual and automated manual transmissions.

March 26, 2013

XRS Customers Get Exclusive Discount with Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass

LOUISVILLE -- The fleet management and compliance software provider XRS Corp. has entered into a co-marketing agreement with the weigh station bypass service company Drivewyze, allowing its customers to use its service at what both are calling an “exclusive discount.”

March 26, 2013

TravelCenters of America Hits Bulk DEF Milestone

LOUISVILLE -- The parent company of the truckstops chains TA and Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, announced at last week’s Mid America Trucking Show it has completed the installation of its 1,000th bulk on-island diesel exhaust fluid dispenser.

March 26, 2013

Optronics Rolls Out Led Clearance Marker Lamp for Vanguard Trailers

LOUISVILLE -- Optronics International showed off its new Uni-Lite LED clearance/marker lamps for the first time during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 26, 2013

SmartTruck Unveils Lo-Pro Version of Trailer Side Fairing System

LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck introduced a low-profile version of its trailer Side Fairing system late last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show, allowing it to fit on more kinds of trailers.

March 26, 2013

Great Dane Rolls Out First Mobile App at MATS

LOUISVILLE -- Trailer manufacturer Great Dane introduced its first mobile app during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 26, 2013

MATS 2013 PKY Truck Beauty Championship

The 24th annual Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship has become a star attraction at the Mid-America Trucking Show, celebrating North America's heavy-duty, working show trucks. Here's a sampling of some of this year's contestants that caught our eye. (Photos by Evan Lockridge)

March 25, 2013

Toyo Increases Focus on Commercial Business

Louisville---Toyo Tire said it is putting increased focus on its commercial tire business during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 25, 2013

CDL Schools Say Proposed Training Standards Would Make Driver Shortage Worse

In a Friday "listening session" the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted regarding its proposed entry-level driver training stories, truck driver training school officials warned that the proposal would make the current driver shortage even worse.

March 25, 2013

Rand McNally Next Generation 5-Inch Truck GPS

LOUISVILLE -- At last week's Mid-America Trucking Show, Rand McNally unveiled its new IntelliRoute TND 520 connected GPS device for professional drivers. The new 5-inch device includes Wi-Fi connectivity that enables a number of new real-time data services, most of which will be standard on the device without any subscription fee.

March 25, 2013

Cooper Introduces RM234 All-position Truck Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. showcased its new Roadmaster premium regional all-position commercial tire at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show. It’s set to be available in May.

March 25, 2013

MATS 2013: Day Three

Friday, March 22, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

March 22, 2013

Navistar's Clarke Talks Change, Opportunity, Turnaround

In his first official outing as Navistar International's new president and COO, Troy Clarke jumped right in Friday morning by assuring the audience of supplier executives that "Navistar's not going anywhere but up."

March 22, 2013

Volvo Takes Multi-Faceted Approach to Maximizing Uptime

Ongoing Volvo dealer investments continue to improve Volvo's dealer network, while new technology features also help improve uptime.

March 22, 2013

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

March 21, 2013

Goodyear Names 30th Highway Hero: Jason Harte

A truck driver who rescued a family of six from a smashed minivan has been named the 30th Goodyear Highway Hero.

March 21, 2013

Eaton Develops Navistar-Specific Fuel-Saving UltraShift Plus Transmissions

Eaton launched a new family of UltraShift Plus transmissions designed exclusively for Navistar to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

March 21, 2013

Econodyne+ Gives Higher Torque While Climbing Hills, Mack Says

Mack Trucks has introduced the newest generation of its Econodyne family, the MP8 Econodyne+, a powerful engine ideal for on-highway customers who require additional muscle to move their loads.

March 21, 2013

Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680

Kenworth today unveiled its latest vocational model, the T880. Numerically, the T880 is the next generation of the venerable T800, but Kenworth has no immediate plans to retire that workhorse.

March 21, 2013

Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

Chevron says its latest engine oil can save up to 3% in fuel economy in Class 6 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oils.

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