MATS 2014

Observations from the dark side

| March 28, 2014

"If you do go to MATS, take the time to go over to the Papa John's parking lot and rub elbows with the regular guys – we've met some of the most decent human beings ...

MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

| March 28, 2014

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place ...

TA and Petro announce seven Citizen Driver Awards

| March 28, 2014

TravelCenters of America, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Center facilities, announced its first annual Citizen Driver Award recipients today at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., to recognize drivers who evoke respect for ...

Trail King introduces all-aluminum step deck

| March 28, 2014

Trail King introduced a prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The new TK80AACS features superior corrosion resistance, all-aluminum framing, armor-coated landing gear and zinc-plated steel components ...

Kenworth offers natural gas option for T680

| March 28, 2014

Later this year, Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its fuel-efficient T680, the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Our customers find it very appealing to be ...

Michelin X ONE tops 2 million tires sold; new trailer tire introduced

| March 28, 2014

Less than four years after topping one million Michelin X One tire sales, Michelin Americas Truck Tires has reached the two million mark in North America, the company said Thursday in a presentation at the ...

Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

| March 28, 2014

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

Eaton inks deals with Paccar, Volvo

| March 28, 2014

Eaton has expanded its truck transmission offerings with Paccar and Volvo, the company announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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