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Thursday morning dawned clear, but at 7:30, crews were still clearing snowbanks and salting the...
Outside the Mid-America Trucking Show 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Jim Park. The day before the show opened, Louisville got about 6 inches of snow and temps dipped onto the...
Crowds started building before the Mid-America Trucking Show opened officially at 10 a.m. Photo... By lunchtime the place was just hopping, with attendence expected to reach or top last year's...

Mid-America Trucking Show 2018 in Photos, Day 1

Attendance seemed good for the first day of the Mid-America Trucking Show 2018, which got underway at 10 a.m. March 22. Absent this year were several of the truck and trailer makers and a few of the major Tier 1 suppliers, but showgoers didn't seem to mind too much, at least not that we heard.  

Available with up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque, the Volvo VNX series is available in...
Available rear axles range from 46,000 to 55,000 pounds, and the premium rear heavy-haul...
The VNX was designed for heavy-haul trucking operations such as logging, heavy equipment...

Volvo Trucks VNX-Series for Heavy Haul [Photos]

Volvo Trucks' new VNX series was designed specifically for the needs of heavy-haul trucking operations. Available with up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque, the Volvo VNX series is available in daycab, flat-roof regional sleeper, and 70-inch sleeper configurations. 

Nissan offers its NV Cargo in three models, including NV1500, NV2500HD, and NV3500HD.
Nissan offers two roof configurations, including standard and high, and three grades (S, SV, and...
This model is the NV3500HD high roof SL with the V-8 engine.

Nissan's 2018 NV Cargo Van

Nissan has added a few enhancements to its NV full-size cargo van for 2018, including a 5-inch color display, hands-free Bluetooth, and a USB port in the cabin. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Attendees mob the Hino XL8 after its reveal. Hino said the truck is the first all-new Class 8...
The new Hino XL is powered by Hino’s A09 8.9L inline 6-cylinder diesel engine and will be...
Chevy returned to the medium-duty conventional cab market with new Silverado 4500/5500 HD Class...

Photos: Seen at the 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

The NTEA Work Truck Show rolled into Indianapolis for a four-day stay (March 6-9), and HDT Executive Editor David Cullen was there to capture these new-truck highlights on the show floor.  

Accuride Chief Operations Officer Omar Fakhoury accepts the HDT Top 20 Products award for the...
Larry Bethel, president of Ancra Internationa's Cargo Systems Division, accepts the HDT Top 20...
Carrier Transicold southern regional director Scott Williams accepts HDT's Top 20 Products award...

HDT Presents 2018 Top 20 Product Awards [Photos]

Each year, HDT's editors, with input from a team of fleet executives, choose the most significant products announced in the past year, based on innovation, how well they address industry issues and trends, and the potential to help fleets' bottom lines. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge presented the HDT Top 20 Products awards during the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

The 2019 Transit Connect cargo van will offer three engines that can run five fuel types.
An exclusive fleet model pairs a 2.5L inline-four with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The short-wheelbase Transit Connect has a 38.3-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter.

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2018 Work Truck Show, as you can see in these photos. Read the full story here. Photos by Kim Pham.

The 2019 Silverado 6500HD is one of three new medium-duty trucks from Chevrolet.
Door badging emphasizes the Silverado nameplate.
The trucks will cover GVWs from 15,000 pounds in Class 4 to 22,900 pounds in Class 6.

Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado Chassis Cab Trucks

Chevrolet is back in the mediuim-duty business, unveiling three 2019 Silverado chassis cab trucks aimed at commercial buyers at the 2018 Work Truck Show. Check out these photos, and read the full story. Photos by Kim Pham and General Motors.

Logo welcomes attendees to the exhibit hall. Photo: Deborah Lockridge
The "I heart trucks" display near the exhibit entrance was a perfect spot for photos. Photo:...
Shell unveiled its Starship efficiency truck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Photos: 2018 TMC Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. HDT's editors were there and have these photo highlights.