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October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Return to MATS for 2017

Photo courtesy of Paccar

After a year in which none of the major Class 8 OEMs exhibited at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced that they will return to the show for 2017.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Industry Event, OEMs, MATS, Events

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

MATS Organizers React to Announcement of New Competing Truck Show

Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.

Tags: Events, MATS

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

IdleAir Responds to Challenge of Lower Diesel Prices

IdleAir installation at the Transportadora EGOBA terminal in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Photo: IdleAir

With diesel prices hovering around $2 per gallon, a near 50% drop since mid-2014, the idle-reduction industry has faced a challenging economic environment, causing IdleAir to streamline its services.

Tags: Diesel Prices, Idle Reduction, IdleAir, MATS

April 5, 2016 - Industry News

Drivewyze Calculates Money Saved by Bypassing Weigh Stations

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Drivewyze, which offers weigh station bypass via an app on a smartphone or tablet, says it’s now able to do some interesting analytics of all the data collected from three years’ worth of operation, including how much fleets save by bypassing weigh stations.

Tags: Drivewyze, Analytics, Weigh Stations, MATS

April 5, 2016 - Product News

Wabco-SmartDrive System Uses Video Analytics

Wabco’s next generation OnLane lane departure warning system features a new, high-resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver performance management system to reduce instances of wandering and unsafe maneuvers.

Tags: Lane Departure Warning, Meritor Wabco, Wabco, Collision Mitigation, MATS, SmartDrive

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Firms Pledge Support for Guard, Reserve Employees

Employer reps sign their statements near the conclusion of the event. Photo: Bud Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Scores of trucking company representatives joined counterparts from associations and service providers in affirming their backing of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces by signing a pledge at a meeting during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

Tags: Veterans, Employee Morale, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, MATS

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Reactions: Mid-America Trucking Show Without the Truck Makers

While the truck makers were not at Mid-America this year, there were still quite a few trucks, including in this dealer showcase in the South Hall where the truck makers have traditionally had their booths. Photo by Tom Berg.

What did exhibitors and attendees think of the Mid-America Trucking Show with the truck original equipment manufacturers not being there? We asked a number of them what they thought and how this year’s show was going for them:

Tags: Events, MATS

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Goodyear Highway Hero Winner Pulled Motorist From a Burning Car

From L-R – Finalists for the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award: Mike Cavanagh, winner Julian Kaczor, and Dorian Cole pose with Kaczor’s commemorative Goodyear Highway Hero ring. Photo: Goodyear

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck driver Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., named the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero for pulling an injured motorist from a burning car, used the honor to deliver an important safety message.

Tags: Drivers, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

March 31, 2016 - Product News

BlackBerry Offers Asset Tracking for Trucking

Screenshot via BlackBerry YouTube Channel

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Communications company BlackBerry has introduced an end-to-end tracking system for trucking companies and private fleet operators called BlackBerry Radar.

Tags: Asset Management, Blackberry, Asset Tracking, MATS

March 31, 2016 - Product News

Rand McNally Introduces Low-Cost, Plug-and-Play ELD

The ELD 50 plugs easily into the port under the dash.

LOUISVILLE, KY — Saying it is a solution to many of the “cons” of electronic logging devices, Rand McNally Thursday introduced the ELD 50, a simple, low-cost electronic logging option, at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Rand McNally, ELDs, MATS

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Moves America Forward Reports on Image Movement Progress

Kevin Burch gives an update on TMAF progress.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trucking Moves America Forward, the industry-wide image and education movement, reported significant achievements in the past year in its mission to change the public perception of the trucking industry.

Tags: Image, Trucking Moves America Forward, MATS

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

From left, Jim Park, Randy McGregor, Gerry Mead, Joyce Brenny and Bob Poulos. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS

March 30, 2016 - Product News

DAT to Debut New Version of Trucker App at MATS

Photo: DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions is debuting a new version of its DAT Trucker mobile app, a driver trip planner with features like the locations of safe Walmart parking and CAT scales, and a loadboard.

Tags: Parking, Mid-America Trucking Show, CAT Scale, DAT Solutions, MATS, Mobile Apps

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

MATS Brings Trucking to Kentucky This Week

The Mid-America Trucking Show will kick-off on March 31 and run through April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., featuring a variety of educational sessions, the country's largest trucking expo, and a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listening session.

Tags: Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

March 9, 2016 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Kicks Off End of March

The Mid-America Trucking Show will be held from March 31-April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., with several new features this year even as truck makers skip this year's show.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Events, Fleet Innovators, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks Image Team Members

Last year's Women In Trucking Image Team. Photo: WIT

Women In Trucking is seeking industry professionals for its Image Team to represent the association and bring awareness to causes affecting women in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking, MATS, Women Drivers

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

MATS Laments Loss of OEMs in '16, But 'Will Adapt'

Over the years, truck builders like Kenworth unveiled new models at MATS. That won't happen in 2016, but many other exhibitors will be there to show off their wares. Photos: Tom Berg

“There’s a silver lining in this, and it’s that they still believe in the show,” said Toby Young, who heads the sponsoring organization. "They want to be here in 2017, and I think they’ll be assessing the damage by not being here in 2016.”

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, MATS, OEMs

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt Joins Other OEMs in Skipping MATS 2016

Image via truckingshow.com

Like the other Class 8 OEMs, Peterbilt will return to the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2017, and will alternate its presence with the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Peterbilt Motors Company, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

Photo by Evan Lockridge

UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

April 10, 2015 - Industry News

IdleAir at 5 Years Post-Purchase: Growing, Changing

IdleAir's overhead truss system. Photo courtesy IdleAir

Convoy Solutions officials told reporters at the Mid-America Trucking Show they've learned a lot about the idle-reduction business in the five years since they resurrected IdleAir.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Mid-America Trucking Show, IdleAir, MATS

April 5, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa, Metalsa Offer 2,500 lbs in Future Weight Savings

Alcoa says aluminum frame rails could lighten trucks by up to 900 pounds.

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Alcoa showcased several vehicle components currently in development that could reduce the weight of a typical highway tractor by as much as 2,500 pounds.

Tags: Alcoa, MATS, Lightweighting, Aluminum

April 5, 2015 - Industry News

Minimizer Celebrates 30 years with $30k Giveaway

Minimizer awards two $15,000 prizes to celebrate it's 30th anniversary during the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Minimizer fenders, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Meritor Sponsors Truck Racing's Return to U.S.

A ChampTruck racing truck on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Big-rig truck racing is returning to the U.S. for the first time since 1993 with the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.

Tags: Meritor, Sponsorship, ChampTruck, Racing, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year

The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.

Tags: Truck Sales, Daimler Trucks, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show, Global, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions, MATS

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

BestPass Says it Can Cut Number of Transponders Needed for Tolls

A company that got its start as a way for New York State Motor Truck members to more easily manage their tolls says with a new transponder it will cover nearly all toll facilities nationwide by the end of the year and eliminate the need to have half a dozen transponders in a truck.

Tags: Tolls, Bestpass, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show

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