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Changing Gear: News from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Webb Wheel

Last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its sweet-looking limited-edition Icon 900 tractor, and it sure didn’t take long for Murphy-Hoffman Co. to sign up. The ...

Big data changing the owner-operator insurance game, Progressive says

Simple formulas used in owner-operator insurance acquisition, such as driver health and age and number of out-of-service violations, soon could take a back seat to big data and more sophisticated ...

VIDEO: Obscene Gesture cabover rescued from junkyard

Among the many cabovers at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, one of the best-looking was Jeff Shawhan’s 1990 Kenworth K100E, which he calls Obscene Gesture.

MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

Truckers’ parking perspectives: ATRI seeks driver input on parking, reservation systems

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from truck operators on their perceptions of trucking parking availability and the viability of truck parking reservation systems.

ChampTruck racer brings European influence to American truck races

Joining the likes of diesel tech Mike Morgan, small fleet owner Allen Boles and the two Minimizer teams — who view the circuit through the lens of the American trucking ...

Apex launches ‘mobile factoring’

The Apex Capital factoring company launched its eponymous mobile-factoring app this week for Android and iOS devices.

Owner-operators finally escaping the recession’s shadow

If you can overlook the growing regulatory burden, this may be the best time to be in the market we’ve seen in years.

Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

Meritor announces premiere sponsorship of ChampTruck’s 2015 truck racing series

Global truck component manufacturer Meritor announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it will be the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series ...

Custom rig runway: Photos of a few of the show trucks competing at Mid-America

One final gallery of the show trucks competing in the trade show's truck beauty competition.

WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

WABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

TA/Petro honors five truckers by naming truck stops after them

Five veteran truck drivers were honored March 27 by TA Petro Stopping Centers not just for their exemplary driving careers, but also for their work in the communities in which ...

Photo gallery: Cabovers on display at Mid-America

Among the dozens of entries in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship this week, there's no shortage of cabovers, representing brands including Peterbilt, Kenworth and Ford.

Stemco expects TrailerTail to become industry norm

Stemco's recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major expansion of its sales force, ...

Hyper-fuel-efficient concept tractor-trailer in development by Shell, AirFlow

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing ...

Volvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applications

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading ...

Mack Trucks launches 6×2 liftable pusher axle for OTR Pinnacle

Mack Trucks has honed in on a very specific set of goals in the years ahead, and integration is a central focus. “(Integration) is about application excellence; about finding and developing ...

Trucker named Highway Hero for rescuing jailer

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Thursday at the 2015 Mid-America ...

Bridgestone brings back Dayton Truck tire brand

After falling dormant for the past several years, Bridgestone is breathing new life into its Dayton Truck Tire brand. In January, Bridgestone committed to resurrecting the brand but rather than trying ...