Mid-America Trucking Show

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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.

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

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.

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