Mid-America Trucking Show

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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.

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.

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