Mid-America Trucking Show

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March 21, 2013

MATS 2013: Day Two

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

Cummins Engine Business Restructures for Better Alignment

LOUISVILLE -- Cummins has been restructuring its engine business, moving from a product-centric organization to a structure based on customers and markets.

March 20, 2013

Spicer Introduces Fuel-saving AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle

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.

March 20, 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 20, 2013

Peterbilt Debuts New Vocational Truck, Interiors, Sleepers, More

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.

March 20, 2013

Navistar Makes Quiet Press Announcements at MATS

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.

March 20, 2013

DTNA Cuts Number of Layoffs on Strong First Quarter

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.

March 20, 2013

Bendix Warns About Friction and Shorter Stopping Distance Technology

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.

March 20, 2013

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

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.

March 20, 2013

Continental Tire Ready To Up The Ante With Expansion and New Offerings

Continental says it's ready to grasp more of the world’s tire market for both commercial trucks as well as passenger vehicles.

March 20, 2013

Wabco Moves On Truck Stability Control, Anticipating Federal Mandate

Wabco on Wednesday showcased hydraulic anti-lock braking system with integrated ESCsmart electronic stability control at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 20, 2013

Johnson to Display a New, Standard Body Mix at Louisville 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.

March 20, 2013

MATS 2013: Day One Kicks Off

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

Tens of Thousands Heading to Mid-America Trucking Show

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.

March 19, 2013

The Road to Mid-America 2013

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 to Launch Driver Xperience Board

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

Best Fit Launched by 4-State Trucks

The 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., will feature the launch of Best Fit by 4-State Trucks.

March 13, 2013

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators to Speak at MATS Fleet Forum

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

FMCSA to Host Session on Driver Training Rule at MATS

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

MATS 2013 Concert Line-Up Announced

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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