MATS

Peterbilt announces new vocational model tractor

Peterbilt unveiled today a new vocational truck, the Model 567, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where it also announced the availability of a new 80-inch sleeper for its Model 579 truck. The 579 was unveiled at the same show two years ago. In addition to an 80-inch sleeper option, the truck maker also said today a new mid-length option for the 579 will be available as an option. For more on the ...

Read More

Video: Quick walk around of Kenworth’s new truck

Kenworth unveiled today in Louisville its new T680 with a 52-inch sleeper option. Below is a brief video walk around of the truck sitting on the show floor at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Drop a comment above to let us know what you think of the truck. Click here to see the full story on the truck's debut.

Read More

Kenworth adds 52-inch option for T680

Kenworth Trucks unveiled this morning a new T680 model with a 52-inch sleeper, made for regional and mid-range distance applications, said the truck maker. The announcement came this morning at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Kenworth's Chief Engineer Kevin Baney said the truck is ideal for drivers who spend 3-5 days on the road, as it still offers the amenities of the 76-inch model's sleeper and cab but weighs 700 pounds less and ...

Read More

Navistar offers updates on switch to SCR

Navistar executives gave a bit of insight today into the company's transition from EGR-only strategy to tackle EPA emissions standards, saying that its International ProStar is on track to meet its April release with the company's MaxxForce 13-liter engine equipped with Cummins SCR exhaust aftertreatment system. CEO Troy Clarke said the company has been completing its "great turn-around story" in the last half-year and said there's much to come from them in the next 2-3 years. Navistar ...

Read More

MATS haps: On-air wedding, regs listening session, and more!

Driver Kevin Young and ridealong partner Shannon Mann will tie the knot with Freewheelin' cohost Meredith Ochs officiating at the PanaPacific booth Friday, March 22, at noon.

Read More

Register for MATS health walk

The walk is scheduled to take place the afternoon of Friday, March 22, at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Read More

‘Monkey Gouger’ Jimmy Ardis in Real Life Trucking Hero running

The owner-operator is one of several up for the Progressive Commercial contest's $15,000 grand prize. Vote by October 31 to register your support for your favorite contenderss.

Read More

Kinedyne names raffle winner

Kinedyne Corporation awarded a $5,000 shopping spree of Kinedyne products to Gary Baldwin.

Read More

A salute to women truckers at MATS

Women in Trucking honored 67 women who had driven one million accident free miles, 36 who had reached two million safe driving miles, fifteen with three million mile records and seven women who had attained four million safe driving miles during their careers at MATS in 2012.

Read More

Owner-operators deliver in MATS EOBR listening sessions

If you haven't read the report my colleague James Jaillet filed from the Mid-America Trucking Show on the Friday listening sessions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted on the subject of electronic on-board recorders for hours of service compliance, find it here. Time and again, operators urged regulators to address the real problems in the industry -- some of the same problems you'll remember the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Todd Spencer noting as underpinning ...

Read More
Overdrive is covering MATS live all week Click here to see full coverage
Hello. Add your message here.