MATS

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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Kinedyne names raffle winner

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

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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.

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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 ...

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VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

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Stories from MATS: Perkins on a heavy haul

  Perkins Specialized Transportation has launched the biggest series of hauls in its history. The Northfield, Minn.-based company specializes in super loads -- the biggest, longest, heaviest cargo allowed on the nation’s highways. Over 40 years the firm has grown from a dozen workers and trucks to 65 employees and 22 heavy-haul rigs. It hauls everything from steam turbines and bridge beams to dryers for ethanol plants and gun mounts for destroyers. In 2011 Perkins faced one of its biggest challenges when it ...

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Megatron lives!

Mack booth at Mid-America features Megatron in full costume -- the same Granite used in the 3rd of "Transformers" movie series.

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Is the cabover coming back?

So why is Freighliner displaying the Argosy in its booth? The company says it's a big part of its export business.

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