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March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Listening Session Draws Ideas for New-Entrant Requirements

Anne Ferro, FMCSA administrator, asks a question while Larry Minor and other agency officials look on. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE – There were a variety of suggestions from industry players on how to implement a new-entrant testing system Friday during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's public listening session at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Mid-America Trucking Show, Brokers

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Travel Centers of America Names Citizen Driver Award Winners

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- TravelCenters of America announced its first annual Citizen Driver Award recipients during the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on Friday. The Citizen Driver Award recognizes professional drivers who evoke respect for the truck driving profession.

Tags: TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, Image, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

SmartTruck Says UnderTray System Provides SmartWay Elite Level Savings

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck’s UT6Plus aerodynamic device provides the fuel saving performance required by EPA SmartWay to deliver at least 9% improvement in fuel economy, qualifying for SmartWay's new Elite level.

Tags: SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics, EPA SmartWay, Trailers

March 28, 2014 - Industry News

Mid-America Trucking Show Offers Optimism, Product News, More

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Click here for a rundown of the news, products and photo galleries from the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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March 28, 2014 - Industry News

Michelin X One Hits Two Million Tire Milestone

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrates the milestone with its most fuel efficient trailer tire ever.

Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires, Wide-Base Tires, Michelin

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB

Wolfgang Bernhard, head of Daimler Trucks. Photo by Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been gradually ramping up production and expects a strong 2014. However, the involvement of the California Air Resources Board in writing the next round of federal emissions regulations has them concerned.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Truck Sales, GHG, Daimler Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show, Daimler Trucks North America

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

California Trucker Named Goodyear Highway Hero

Gary Medalis, left, marketing director, Goodyear commercial tire systems and Ivan Vasovic, 31st Goodyear Highway Hero. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A truck driver who rescued another trucker who had fallen from a burning tanker truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass was named the 31st Goodyear Highway Hero.

Tags: Drivers, Goodyear, Goodyear Highway Hero, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Navistar Touts Technology as it Moves Ahead

Navistar's Bill Kozek talks to reporters at MATS Thursday.

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.

Tags: Navistar, Information Technology, telematics, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt's 75th Anniversary Tour of U.S., Canada Begins April 1

Peterbilt's anniversary display trailer contains history of the brand and samples of current products. The tour will run into November.

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

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

PepsiCo's Shelby Green (gesturing) talks about how his company is changing its beverage delivery using a 48-foot trailer with an automatic lift axle and robust liftgate specs. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.

Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

ATA, OOIDA, TCA and Others Launch Trucking Image Campaign

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The trucking industry announced Wednesday the launch of an industry-wide image and education campaign, Trucking Moves America Forward, at the Mid-America Trucking Show with support from a diverse group of industry influencers including leading executives, professional truck drivers and technicians.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Image

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Talks Fuel Economy, Telematics, Higher ISX Rating at MATS Kickoff Event

Rich Freeland, president of Cummins' engine business. Photo: Evan Lockridge

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Tuesday announced a new engine rating and its first telematics program just prior to the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 27-29.

Tags: telematics, Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25, 2014 - Industry News

Preview of the Mid-America Trucking Show This Week

Many trucking journalists and trucking professionals are headed to Louisville, Ky., this week for the Mid-America Trucking Show, which has officially sold out. Editors from Heavy Duty Trucking will be covering the event and we will be reporting on what's happening at the show.

Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear Highway Hero

March 24, 2014 - Industry News

TRIB Wants to Know if You Can Spot a Retread

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will hold a "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Ferro Headlining MATS Fleet Forum

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro will give an update on federal trucking legislation and regulations at the upcoming Fleet Forum, scheduled for this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Anne Ferro, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, Regulations, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Time for MATS Hearing on New Entrant Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set the time for a listening session it announced earlier for this year’s Mid America Trucking Show, which is later this month.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Mid-America Trucking Show

February 11, 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear To Announce 31st Highway Hero At MATS

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will announce the winner of the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 27, during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Goodyear, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear Highway Hero

February 10, 2014 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2014 Truck Fleet Innovators

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors a handful of the country's most forward-thinking fleet executives with the title of "HDT Truck Fleet Innovator." This year's honorees include three private fleets, and one for-hire trucking and logistics company that focuses on dedicated transportation, warehousing and intermodal.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, NFI, Meijer, Private Fleets

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Engine Oil, Events, Delvac, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

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.”

Tags: Drivewyze, XRS, Mid-America Trucking Show, Weigh Stations

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: DEF, TravelCenters of America LLC, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

CDL Schools Say Proposed Training Standards Would Make Driver Shortage Worse

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, right, and a panel of FMCSA officials listen to comments about proposed entry level driver training regulations.

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, Mid-America Trucking Show, Anne Ferro

March 22, 2013 - Industry News

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."

Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, China, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDMA

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