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Mid-America Trucking Show 2014 - Day 1

The official start of the Mid-America Trucking Show kicked off with more press conferences, continued with VIP show hours, and officially opened at 1 p.m. Get a taste of the show with these photos from HDT's editors.

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Mid-America Trucking Show 2014 Pre-Show

The annual Mid-America Trucking Show is being held this week in Louisville, Kentucky. Trucking journalists and trucking enthusiasts are excited to see what's new in trucking. The day before the show kicked off, press conferences and the Fleet Forum provided plenty of pre-show information.

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Detroit and Freightliner at TMC.

Highlights from TMC's 2014 Meeting

Check out this sampling of the sights from the 2014 annual meeting of the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council, held March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn. Read more about the meeting and about TMC here.

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Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

HDT's Editor Tom Berg recently took a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD13 diesel and smooth DT12 automated mechanical transmission out for a spin. Check out the photos, and click here for a link to read about the test drive.

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1931 Kenworth Model N — Dave Schroyer, Celina, Ohio

Owners Restore Vintage Kenworth Trucks

For Al Koenig, his first look at a Kenworth truck at the age of 8 was love at first sight. “I can remember the first time I saw Kenworth trucks as they passed my parents’ Minnesota farm,” Koenig said.
 
The stories of Koenig and several other Kenworth truck owners who collect and restore vintage Kenworths have one common theme: a strong fondness for trucks, particularly Kenworths. 

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Exhaust aftertreatment equipment is behind the steps on the right side. A nose-mounted convex mirror shows what might be alongside or in front of the bumper.

Test Drive: Peterbilt 567- Driver’s Delight

Senior Editor Tom Berg recently took the Peterbilt 567 out for a Test Drive. A bigger cab and chassis improvements place this new vocational truck above the current Model 367. Here are photos from his evaluation. Read the full article here.

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The athletes are the stars at the Special Olympics convoys.<br />

Trucking for a Really Good Cause

Truck drivers don't always get credit for the good they do. This collection of photos is from a few of the Convoy events Equipment Editor Jim Park has attended over the years. It's easy to tell from the pictures that drivers put a lot into these fundraisers. But it's more than just raising money. It's a bunch of people that often work in isolation coming together for a cause and showing the underlying sense of community that exists among drivers -- and is rarely seen in public.

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Rush Tech Skills Rodeo 2013

Rush Truck Centers’ eighth annual Tech Skills Rodeo Dec. 15-17 drew about 550 people to San Antonio. That included 106 technicians who competed in 13 equipment categories for cash and other prizes. Most brought along wives or girlfriends. Top champ was Jason Swann, from Dallas, who received his award from Rush Chairman Rusty Rush and Nascar driver Tony Stewart. Here are some views of happenings in the convention center’s testing hall and at the banquet on Tuesday night as photographed by HDT Senior Editor Tom Berg.
 

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This driver is ready to hit the road with a new, fresh wreath attached to his truck.<br />

2013 Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 30,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 14. This is the organization’s 22nd year laying wreaths at our Nation’s cemetery and marks the largest number ever delivered. Across the country, 540,000 remembrance wreaths were placed in honor of veterans at 908 locations (including Arlington).

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The huge IAA commercial truck show in Hanover, Germany, in 2012, included this eye magnet, the &quot;aerodynamically optimized road train&quot; from MAN and Krone, both prominent vehicle builders in Europe.

Visions of Future Trucks

In our December issue, we talked to truck makers about what we can expect on commercial trucks in the next five to 10 years. For this photo gallery we compiled real concept trucks and those just on paper.

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