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March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Veteran Who Transitioned to Trucking Wins Free Trip To MATS

Larry Berman and his wife Mary accept a certificate for winning the I Did My Duty... Now I Drive Heavy Duty contest. Photo: Darran Zancan, DMZ Productions

U.S. Army veteran Larry Berman’s life of service in the military and over the road earned him a trip to the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tags: MATS, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Contest

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Rewards Prime Driver With Volvo Truck

Tiffany Hanna was awarded a 2014 Volvo VNL670 for her essay on the importance of bringing women into the trucking industry. Photo: Jim Park

Tiffany Hanna, a truck driver and trainer at Prime, Inc., has been awarded a Volvo VNL 670 by the Women In Trucking Association and Arrow Truck Sales for her winning essay on the importance of attracting more women to the trucking industry.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, MATS

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Mack: Labor Shortages Potentially Harmful to Continued Growth

Mack says long-haul spec'd highway tractors have made up 40% of its truck builds so far in 2018. Photo: Jim Park

Jonathan Randall, Mack senior vice president, worries about who will drive all the trucks his company is building today.

Tags: Economy, Technician Shortage, Mack Trucks, Driver Shortage, Technician Training, MATS

March 23, 2018 - Industry News

Peterbilt Gives 1 Millionth Truck to SuperFan

Peterbilt SuperFan Rick McClerkin with his fianceé Kathy Cantaloube. Photo: Jim Park

Peterbilt gave away a Model 567 Heritage truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show to Rick McClerkin of San Jose, California, for winning the company’s SuperFan search in celebration of a major truck production milestone.

Tags: Peterbilt, Contest, MATS, Model 567, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 23, 2018 - Product News

Oneboard Dispatching Software Simplifies and Consolidates Data

UTech Global has launched the Oneboard dispatching software,which is designed to reduce inefficiencies by simplifying and consolidating the large volume of data required by dispatch operations.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Dispatch, Load Board, MATS

March 23, 2018 - Product News

One20 Fuel Program Caters to Owner-Operators and Small Fleets

One20 members will have access to fuel discounts as high as 55 cents per gallon at more than 2,000 participating retailers nationwide. Image: One20

One20 has added the One20 Fuel Program as a membership benefit for truckers that could save members money in fuel costs, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tags: Membership, Fuel Costs, MATS, One20, Fuel Cards

March 23, 2018 - Product News

Stoneridge Launches 24/7 Tech Support for ELD Solution

Stoneridge now offers 24/7 technical support for its EZ-ELD electronic logging solution. Photo: Stoneridge

Electronic logging device provider Stoneridge has launched 24/7 technical support for the Stoneridge EZ-ELD, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tags: ELDs, Product Support, MATS, ELD Mandate

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

Gary Medalis (left), Goodyear marketing director, congratulates the 2018 Highway Hero Award winner, Frank Vieira of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Jim Park

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th recipient of the prestigious Goodyear Highway Hero Award.

Tags: Goodyear, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image, Trucking's image

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Connect Offers Suite of Fleet Productivity Tools

Mack says its Experieince Managment approach reduced the time it took to address outstanding customer service issues by as much as 50%.

Mack has updated its Mack Connect suite of productivity management tools, which it highlighted during a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show, along with introducing an Anthem truck configurator tool and discussing customer experience surveys.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, MATS, Connected Vehicles

March 22, 2018 - Product News

BF Goodrich Launches Two All-Terrain Tires

The BF Goodrich Cross Control S and Cross Control D are two all-terrain tires for use in construction, logging and energy applications.

BF Goodrich launched the Cross Control S and Cross Control D commercial truck tires, two all-terrain tires for use in construction, logging and energy applications, at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Tires, Steer Tires, BFGoodrich, Drive Tires, MATS

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Hendrickson Adds Brake Maintenance Videos to Online Training Portal

Hendrickson added new training videos to its online portal Hendrickson-Academy.com Image: Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has added more air disc brake maintenance training videos to its online training portal, Hendrickson-Academy.com.

Tags: Technician Training, Hendrickson, MATS, Air Brakes, Maintenance, Brakes

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Trucking Returns to Kentucky for 2018 MATS

The Mid-America Trucking Show takes place in Louisville, Kentucky from March 21-24, 2018.

The Mid-America Trucking Show this week at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, features a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and other trucking festivities aimed at drivers, owner-operators, small fleets and other trucking enthusiasts.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Doubled Media Presence Last Year

Trucking Moves America Forward continued to expand its outreach in 2017, to help get the word out on trucking's importance in the U.S.

Trucking Moves America Forward has reached over a hundred million people through a combination of billboards, trailer wraps, industry events, and media appearances, the industry organization recently announced.

Tags: Community Outreach, Trucking Moves America Forward, Awareness Campaign, MATS, Lobbying

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Goodyear Highlights Deeds of Highway Hero Finalists

Last year's Highway Hero winner, driver David Webb of Billings, Mont., recieving his award at MATS. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named the finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award, recognizing truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Alcoa Looks to Detroit for Styling

Alcoa displayed a few prototype black aluminum wheels at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photos: Jim Park

Alcoa is looking at the potential of producing a black version of the Dura-Bright Evo wheel. The company brought a few prototypes to the Mid-America Trucking Show, trying to see if people noticed them and asked about them.

Tags: Alcoa, Wheels, MATS

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Year

A TMAF trailer wrap was featured on a Jet Express rig in the display area outside the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Jim Park

Trucking Moves America Forward gave an update on its efforts to promote a positive trucking image at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Trucking Moves America Forward, Public Relations, MATS, Image

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are higher than they would have predicted just three to six months ago.

Tags: Economy, Class 8, Truck Sales, MATS

March 24, 2017 - Product News

Pirelli Showcases U.S. Commercial Tire Lineup

Photo: Pirelli

Following its announcement last year that it would enter the commercial truck tire market here, Pirelli is showing its commercial tire product lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Tires, MATS, Pirelli

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 34th Highway Hero at MATS

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

David Webb of Billings, Montana, accepted the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show for saving the life of an incapacitated driver.

Tags: Driver Safety, Goodyear, Truck Drivers, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Image

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

Tags: Trailers, Brakes, Wabco, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Thermo King Debuts 3 New Power-Management Solutions

Thermo King Electric Power Jack Charger Photos: Thermo King

Thermo King debuted three new power-management solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show to address increasing demands for power on the road for a wide spectrum of transport needs.

Tags: Battery Charging, Thermo King, Reefers, Electrical Systems, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Falken Tires Shows Low Maintenance Concept at MATS

Photo: Falken Tires

Falken Tires displayed its Low Maintenance Concept at the Mid-America Trucking Show, highlighting the development and production techniques it uses to improve mileage, wear, durability and low-rolling resistance.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, MATS

March 23, 2017 - Product News

Ingersoll Axle Launches New Steer Axle and Suspension Lines

Photo: Ingersoll Axle by Dexter

Ingersoll Axle by Dexter is launching the Smart-Steer 2.0 steer axle and Smart-Axl integrated suspension, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Suspensions, Axles, Ingersoll, MATS

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Peterbilt Returns to MATS, Predicts 15% Market Share for 2017

More than 70% of Peterbilt's production in 2016 were Models 579 and 567.

Kyle Quinn, Paccar senior vice president and Peterbilt general manager see a good year ahead for Peterbilt, with gains in market share coming on a strengthening economy.

Tags: Peterbilt, MATS, Paccar

March 22, 2017 - Product News

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Photo: Kenworth

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

Tags: Kenworth, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, T680, MATS

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