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HDT Truck Fleet Innovators spoke in a panel discussion about thinking outside the box to improve...
The Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange took place at the McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix, Arizona. Fleets and suppliers were given several opportunities to network in both formal and informal...
Attendees were able to hear industry experts give educational sessions on critical topics. Jeff Sass, senior vice president, sales and marketing for Navistar, was the kickoff speaker who...

2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange in Photos

The second Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange was another successful event, bringing together fleets and suppliers for two days of networking, one-on-one meetings, and educational panels at the Scottsdale resort at McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix, Arizona.

Ryder showed off this Chanje battery-electric cargo van, which it has begun offering to rental...
Chanje van demonstrates that it can 'fuel up' pretty much anywhere.
Electric motor under the hood of the Chanje van.

National Private Truck Council Meeting in Photos

The National Private Truck Council again rolled into Cincinnati for its annual meeting, this year from April 29 through May 1. Here's a look at some of the standout technologies on the show floor.

Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition
High school teams work on their entries in Shell’s Eco-marathon mileage challenge April 20 at...
Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition

Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition

The key event of Shell Lubricants' Make the Future California and Eco-marathon Americas 2018 festival was the Eco-marathon mileage challenge. The competition featured 99 high school teams vying to set a new mileage mark while piloting their class-constructed vehicles around the Sonoma Raceway track. Photos: Jim Beach

Freightliner's 122SD with a dump box. Shown is a typical Ontario configuration with an 88,000-lb...
Volvo's new VNX in tri-drive trim. This truck will likely see work on the oil patch in Alberta...
Exhibit space sold out well beforehand.

Truck World 2018 in Photos

Truck World, Canada's national truck show, is held in Toronto on alternating years with Expocam in Montreal. The show is produced by Deutsche Messe and Newcom Media, publishers of Today's Trucking magazine. There were more than 500 exhibitors on hand. Attendance numbers were up on the first two days of the show compared to previous years, reflecting the bouyancy of the Canadian trucking industry. Jim Park was there and has these photos.

With 2,595 pieces, including a very special replica of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament, it’s the...
The Mack Anthem set is daunting when the pieces are spread out on a kitchen table.
The engine block in lego form.

Building a 2,600-Lego Mack Anthem [Photos]

Earlier this year Mack teamed up with Lego to create a 2,595-piece model of the company's flagship Anthem truck. This Lego set isn't just for kids, as HDT's Midwest/ Northeast regional sales manager Justin Miller found out while piecing the Mack Anthem together. Photos: Justin Miller

Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN, 1990 Peterbilt
Bryant A Mann, White Pine Paving, Hampstead, MD, 1998 Peterbilt 379
Kenny Jenkins, Mount Sterling, KY, 1985 Freightliner 10464T

2018 Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest [Photos]

Named in honor of the Mid-America Trucking Show founder, the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship is one of the main attractions at MATS every year, showcasing custom trucks competing for accolades and awards.  Photos: Jim Park

American Truck Historical Society Display at MATS
Marmon, Dan Van Ness, Alexandria, Ohio
1937 Studebaker J30M, Keith Jones, N. Chesterfield, Va.

American Truck Historical Society Display at MATS

While the South Wing of The Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville was missing a few OEM exhibitors, the ATHS made good use of the vacant space with a display of vintage iron that drew a lot of fans. Here's a sampline of some of the trucks on display. Photos by Jim Park  

Mid-America Trucking Show 2018 in Photos, Day 3
With controversy swirling around glider kits, the crowds around the Fitzgerald booth were thick.
Several other gliders were seen around the show this year, attesting to their ongoing popularity.