March 28, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, MATS, MATS 2013
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
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.”
Tags: Drivewyze, XRS, MATS, Weigh Stations
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.
Tags: DEF, TravelCenters of America LLC, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, MATS
March 25, 2013 - Industry News
Louisville---Toyo Tire said it is putting increased focus on its commercial tire business during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.
Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, MATS
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Training, driver shortage, MATS, Anne Ferro
March 22, 2013 - Industry News
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."
Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, China, MATS, HDMA
Ongoing Volvo dealer investments continue to improve Volvo's dealer network, while new technology features also help improve uptime.
Tags: Telematics, Volvo, Diagnostics, Dealers, MATS
March 21, 2013 - Industry News
A truck driver who rescued a family of six from a smashed minivan has been named the 30th Goodyear Highway Hero.
Tags: Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS, Goodyear, Drivers
March 20, 2013 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE -- Cummins has been restructuring its engine business, moving from a product-centric organization to a structure based on customers and markets.
Tags: Cummins, Leadership, MATS
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.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, MATS, Advantek40
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.
Tags: Kenworth, T800, MATS, Louisville, T880, T680
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.
Tags: Peterbilt, Vocational, 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.
Tags: Cummins, Navistar, SCR, MATS
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.
Tags: Truck Sales, MATS, Daimler Trucks North America
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.
Tags: Bendix, Brakes, MATS
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.
Tags: Cummins, ISX15, ISX12, MATS, Engines
March 19, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: MATS, Events
March 18, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: XRS, MATS, Event
March 13, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Events, Fleet Innovators, MATS
March 4, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, MATS, Drivers
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Events, MATS
February 7, 2013 - Industry News
Troy Clarke, president and chief operating officer of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Breakfast & Briefing during the Mid-America Trucking show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Navistar, HDMA, MATS
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