March 21, 2013
Welcome to Day Two of the 2013 Mid America Trucking Show. Lots more news and product releases today. We will be loading pictures of what we see throughout the day.
March 20, 2013
LOUISVILLE -- Cummins has been restructuring its engine business, moving from a product-centric organization to a structure based on customers and markets.
Dana Holding Corporation unveiled a new 40,000-lb tandem at the Mid-America Trucking Show aimed at a variety of Class 8 applications. The new design is said to increase fuel economy, improve reliability, reduce vehicle weight, and decrease total ownership costs.
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.
Peterbilt made a slew of announcements Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including a new version of one of its highway tractors and a new vocational model.
Truck and engine maker Navistar International on Wednesday made a decidedly lower-key appearance before the trucking press, in contrast to last year’s event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville that featured much pomp and circumstance.
Daimler Trucks North America announced it is laying off only half of the staff previously announced, on the heels of a strong first quarter and improving economic signals.
Bendix engineers are warning truck owners that if they aren't careful about the choice of replacement friction new trucks designed to meet the latest stopping distance requirements, they could negate the improved stopping distance that was designed into the trucks.
Cummins will have its new 2013 engine line up at this year's Mid-America Trucking show, boasting 2% better fuel economy, along with some new gearing recommendations to increase fuel economy and lower operating costs.
Continental says it's ready to grasp more of the world’s tire market for both commercial trucks as well as passenger vehicles.
Wabco on Wednesday showcased hydraulic anti-lock braking system with integrated ESCsmart electronic stability control at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies says it will introduce a new standard product mix this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Day One of Mid-America Trucking Show 2013 is filled to the brim with press events, product releases and the Fleet Forum. We are posting pictures of what we are seeing in Louisville, Ky., each day so stay tuned.
March 19, 2013
An estimated 70,000 people, from fleet executives and truck drivers to the trucking press and the local public, are expected to converge on Louisville, Ky., this week for the 42nd annual Mid-America Trucking Show March 21-23.
For trucking editors, the Mid-America Trucking Show really starts two days earlier, with the drive to Louisville, Ky., checking in at the Expo Center, and the annual Cummins pre-show press conference on Tuesday night.
March 18, 2013
XRS Corp. (formerly Xata Corporation) announced that it will
launch its Driver Xperience Board - a "listening panel" made up of
truck drivers from diverse segments of the industry - with a special
event during the Mid-American Trucking Show, Thursday, March 21
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
March 15, 2013
The 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., will feature the launch of Best Fit by 4-State Trucks.
March 13, 2013
Heavy Duty Trucking has named its Truck Fleet Innovators for 2013. These four industry leaders will be honored and featured in a panel discussion during the Fleet Forum educational event next Wednesday, March 20, in Louisville, Ky.
March 4, 2013
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on its pending driver training rule at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 22.
February 14, 2013
For the 5th consecutive year, Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil will present a free concert on Friday, March 22 to all attendees of the 2013 MATS.
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