MATS 2014

Dometic launches updated battery-powered auxiliary AC

| March 27, 2014

The Dometic Split-System Blizzard 134a moves the split unit away from increasingly difficult-to-find R22 refrigerant into the newer 134a standard.

Alcoa rolls out new, lighter aluminum wheel at MATS

| March 27, 2014

Amid a lot of fanfare and anticipation, Alcoa rolled out a new, lighter aluminum wheel at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Thursday. The new Ultra ONE can shed upward of 1,400 pounds from ...

OOIDA’s Spencer: Driver treatment a key element in ‘driver image’

| March 27, 2014

Driver image is a two-sided issue, OOIDA's Todd Spencer said: Part of image, he says, in addition to what the public and trucking outsiders think, is also what truck drivers think of themselves.

VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progressImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a ...

Daimler brands display ‘star power’ at MATSImage Gallery

| March 27, 2014

From show-stopping tie-ins to Optimus Prime, NASCAR and tire-smoking tractors, to more mundane matters such as fuel efficiency improvements and automated transmission sales, Daimler Trucks North America used its press preview hour at the Mid-America ...

Great Dane now offering anti-corrosion coating on flatbeds

| March 26, 2014

Great Dane announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday that it would begin offering its corrosion control coating, CorroGuard, on the main beam of its Freedom Series flatbed trailers. The Great Dane show trailer, a ...

Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-AmericaImage Gallery

| March 26, 2014

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck ...

Peterbilt releases ‘Epiq’ fuel economy package, special edition anniversary truck

| March 26, 2014

Peterbilt turned 75 years old back in January. And the truck manufacturer is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with a special edition Model 579 tractor that will be the star of a nationwide tour starting in ...

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