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Off-road Western Star with ‘transformer’ capability, new extreme-duty spec

The Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer (MBT)-40 – dubbed transformer for its ability to quickly switch out one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application for another – is the first such ...

#TruckThat! social media campaign leading into membership group for drivers

Via mobile app slated to relase in June, the group, One20, will offer deep discounts at stops on bedrock goods and services, from showers, dinner and parking to tires.

Tony Justice, Aaron Tippin ‘Brothers of the Highway’ music video

Watch the music video for Tony Justice's new "Brothers of the Highway" album title track, a vocal collaboration with country legend Aaron Tippin. The video is produced by Big Rig ...

Video: Sights and sounds from the Mid-America Trucking Show

Quick hits from the Mid-America Trucking Show, which took place earlier this month.

Overhaul bringing high-end shippers into secure freight platform

When Overhaul launches in July, the company says, it will be debuting a fully direct-shipper booking engine to connect with owner-operators/small fleets whose drivers will gradually build trust among customers ...

‘All the money in the world’ may not be enough to solve trucking’s parking crisis, panelists say

Simply adding more parking spaces, even along busy freight corridors, likely wouldn’t fix the country’s widespread truck parking shortage, said four panelists at a seminar held last week at the ...

Trucker Buddy honors driver, teacher at MATS

Michael Rexford, a company driver for Regal Services located in Ripley, NY, was named the organization’s outstanding trucker of the year. Rexford is a Trucker Buddy for Jina Newman’s classroom of special needs children at Lincoln Elementary School in Fort ...

DAT exits ELD market, pushes forward with mobile integration

Well-known freight-matching service provider DAT is exiting the electronic logging device (ELD) market just several months after its entrance with the small-fleet/owner-operator-focused InView product.

BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and ...

Complete coverage of the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

A compilation of Overdrive's coverage from the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, which took place this week in Louisville, Ky. See photos of the show trucks on display and coverage of all of the equipment news and announcements made at the ...

TA/Petro honors eight truckers with Citizen Driver Awards

Eight veteran truck drivers were chosen from a record-setting field of 104 entrants to receive TA Petro’s Third Annual Citizen Driver Awards, which were announced Friday, April 1 during a ...

Photos: Celebs, trucks, race cars and more from the MATS show floor

Scroll through the MATS gallery below to see photos of celebrities, trucks, race cars and more.

You never know who you’ll meet at a truck show

George and Wendy meet Patrick J. Murphy, acting secretary of the army, at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and a hold bunch of U.S. secret service agents ...

Cobra dashcam with built-in GPS debuts at MATS

The road-facing camera is full 1080P high definition and provides a 160-degree viewing angle.

Owner-ops voice concerns over ELDs, give feedback on potential ‘Beyond Compliance’ program

Truck drivers, fleet personnel and owner-operator advocates voiced their concerns at the Mid-America Trucking Show about the DOT's electronic logging device mandate and provided their thoughts on the “Beyond Compliance” ...

Hiring our Heroes program announces truck giveaway for military veterans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program, Kenworth and FASTPORT announced a contest today to give away a fully-loaded T680.

Bestpass covers all U.S. toll roads on one device

The Bestpass network now unifies toll road coverage on a single transponder, announced President and CEO John Andrews during a Mid-America Trucking Show press conference today.

Dometic’s new solar-charge truck battery systems

Dometic Group unveiled its new solar power systems with partner eNow for heavy-duty truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Beautiful trucks grace the MATS show floor

Many stunning trucks can be spotted this week on the show floor at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Here are a few that caught our eye.

Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution ...