Posted: January 26, 2016 by Today's Trucking Staff
COLUMBUS, IN – Indiana-based engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. is following the lead of all four major North American truck makers by withdrawing from the annual Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY.
Cummins and the truck manufacturers have suggested that they intend to participate in the MATS show on a biennial basis. Daimler was the first to announce its intentions to pass on 2016, and Volvo, Mack, Peterbilt, Kenworth, and International later followed suit.
For some players, the annual MATS event creates a cost conflict for those also investing in the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, which will be held later this year, September 22 to 29. Other OEMs and major suppliers say the cost of participating in the Louisville affair is simply too high to be borne every year.
In 2016, MATS runs from March 31 to April 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.