Mid-America Trucking Show

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February 4, 2014

MATS 2014 Concert Line-Up Announced

For the sixth consecutive year, the Mid-America Trucking Show has announced that the team behind Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil will present a free concert on Friday, March 28 for all MATS 2014 attendees.

April 29, 2013

Over the years, from old pull trailers to multi-axle configurations

Heavy-haul equipment has always fascinated me, ever since I was a little boy watching “steam shovels” dig basements in our then-expanding neighborhood in post-World War II Milwaukee. The shovels (which were actually gasoline- and maybe diesel-powered) were carried to job sites on low-slung pull trailers. The trailers were pulled by dump trucks which, after parking the trailers on the street, also carried away some of the dirt from the new holes.

April 8, 2013

Chart Improves LNG Truck Fuel System

Chart Industries has addressed some of the drawbacks of using liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking with improvements to its LNG truck fuel system, including a larger-capacity single tank to extend range and cut costs, and integration for faster installation.

April 5, 2013

Volvo Trucks at MATS 2013

Volvo made news at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show by making its automated I-Shift transmission standard on trucks with Volvo engines and by making good on its promise to go more aggressively after the vocational market with a new heavy-haul model, among other announcements.

April 1, 2013

TV Star Lisa Kelly Reveals Revised Worldtrucker Smart Phone App and Website

A revised Worldtrucker smart-phone app and website was unveiled during the Louisville Mid-America Trucking Show by Lisa Kelly, star of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers and IRT: Deadliest Roads.

April 1, 2013

Kenworth's new T880

Kenworth unveiled the versatile T880 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. It can be configured to do almost anything, from heavy-haul to a straight truck. It's the successor-in-waiting to the venerable T800 which has been in service for more than 20 years. Kenworth has no immediate plans to phase out the T800. 

April 1, 2013

Peterbilt's new Model 567

Unveiled at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Peterbilt's all-new vocational Model 567 is the result of extensive product research and development. Standard is a durable, new aluminum cab that went through rigorous testing at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash.

March 28, 2013

PSI and Capacity Launch Medium-Duty Truck Collaboration at MATS

LOUISVILLE -- Power Solutions International and Capacity of Texas announced a collaboration to bring the attractive economics of natural gas engines to the medium-duty truck market.

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.

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