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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, 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, 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

March 22, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo, Diagnostics, Dealers, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 21, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 30th Highway Hero: Jason Harte

Chosen from four finalists, Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., today accepted the 30th Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show, which is taking place this week in Louisville, Ky.

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, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear, Drivers

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Cummins, Leadership, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680

Kenworth's newest vocational model, the T880, unveiled in Louisville, KY yesterday.

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, Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, T880, T680

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt Debuts New Vocational Truck, Interiors, Sleepers, More

New Model 567 vocational trucks from Peterbilt.

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, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, SCR, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

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

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Bendix, Brakes, Mid-America Trucking Show

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