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ELDs a hot topic at Mid-America

March 27, 2018 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mandated electronic logging devices were a hot topic on the floor of the Mid-America Trucking Show this year. Equipment editor Jim Park offers a wrap-up of Friday’s show offerings, ranging from ELDs to new discounts offered through […]

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From the Floor at Mid-America ’18: Ep 6

March 27, 2018 by Jim Park
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Mid-America shows and shines

March 24, 2018 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Mid-America Trucking Show began under a blanket of snow this week, but once the melt began, there was plenty of chrome to shine. Equipment editor Jim Park took some time to stroll the lot and admire some of the trucks on display during the annual show and shine competition.

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Day 1 at the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 23, 2018 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Attendance appeared strong on the first day of the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) on March 22, but it has a different look from previous years.

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Canadian named 35th Highway Hero

March 23, 2018 by John Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What does one say after saving one life and preventing severe injury to another? “I’m just happy I was in the right place at the right time,” said Frank Vieira of Ancaster, Ont. — the 35th Goodyear Highway Hero.

Vieira was driving over a bridge on a rural highway near Toronto when he heard a loud crash, looked over his shoulder and noticed that a car on the other side of the road had slammed into the back of a stationary roll-off truck. The force of the impact threw the driver forcefully against the steering wheel. The steering wheel broke, with a piece of it embedding itself in the driver’s neck.

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View some antique American trucks from MATS

March 31, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LOUISVILLE, KY – Take a break from the day to check out four stunning trucks on display from the American Truck Historical Society.
Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith delivered the visual goods from the Mid-America Trucking Show on Mar. 31.

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MATS kicks off Thursday in Kentucky

March 28, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Mid-America Trucking Show will kick-off on March 31 and run through April 2, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., featuring a variety of educational sessions, the country’s largest trucking expo, and a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listening session.

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Cummins and Top 4 Truck Makers Pass on MATS ’16

January 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

COLUMBUS, IN – Indiana-based engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. is following the lead of all four major North American truck corporations by withdrawing from the annual Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY.

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Navistar Becomes Third Truck Maker to Skip MATS 2016

July 13, 2015 by sehui

LOUISVILLE, KY — Navistar has become the third truck maker to pull out of the Mid-American trucking show next year, but plans to return in 2017. The decision follow moves by rivals Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks to skip the annual gathering held in March since 1972 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, accordign to Truckinginfo.com. “We’ve made the decision to not attend the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show,” said Navistar spokesman Steve Schrier. “We look forward to returning to the Mid-America Trucking Show in 2017 to showcase our technology and products.” MATS is regarded as the largest trucking show in the U.S., this year seeing record attendance of nearly 82,000 people along with having more than 1,000 exhibitors filling 1.2 million feet of exhibit space. Toby Young with Exhibit Management Associates, which puts on the show, told Truckinginfo, “Navistar has been a strong supporter of MATS, participating every year since the first MATS in 1972. Their presence at the 2016 show will be missed. We will continue as planned with sales for the 2016 MATS beginning on July 15 and, given the recent news, additional exhibit space opportunities for returning and new exhibitors.”

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Daimler Trucks Pulls Out of MATS 2016

May 13, 2015 by sehui

PORTLAND, OR — Although it’s more than 300 days until the next Mid-America Trucking Show, one major name is going to be absent.

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Mid-America Trucking Show: Video Broadcast

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Welcome readers. Click on the video below to see Todaystrucking.com’s exclusive report of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Mid-America Trucking Show: Video Broadcast

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Welcome readers. Click on the video below to see Todaystrucking.com’s exclusive report of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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MATS: Webasto shores up idle-free options

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Webasto has expanded its BlueCool Thermal Storage APU product family to include BlueCool Hybrid, which provides the flexibility to use shore power to run a bunk cooler while providing hotel loads.

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MATS: Mack engine family focused on fuel efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The latest generation of the Mack Econodyne engine family is designed to deliver more torque at low engine speeds for improved fuel efficiency and hill pulling performance.

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MATS: Thermo King brings three new products to market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thermo King is introducing three new products that aim to provide environmental and cost savings.