Mid-America Trucking Show

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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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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Anti-corrosive product on display

The Alternative to Galvanizing is now a standard, recently upgraded feature on select truckers, trailers and components, Wilson Trailer announced. The company is displaying several flatbeds at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday through Saturday.The Alternative includes two anti-corrosive processes, both of which guard against chemicals such as magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride.PRP INDUSTRIES, (231)767-9799.

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Trio to perform at trucking show

Three performing groups will headline the free concert March 23 following the show.

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The haps at MATS: Rounding up driver-led efforts

I'll make an attempt, at least. So much is going on at next week's trucking show in Louisville it will be next to impossible to catch it all in this space today, but here are a few of the highlights folks have reached out to me about these last few months: Health walk-and-talk, blood driveAs at the last two year's events, the owner-operators behind the Trucking Solutions Group have organized the third annual MATS Health Awareness Walk, ...

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Mack Granite movie truck set for show

Mack Granite military truck that appeared in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie will be at Mack booth.

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA plans sessions on hours rule, CSA

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will present several educational sessions in Louisville March 22-24.

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Roadside Attractions

Stowaways are caught, Overdrive has a young fan, how to prevent joint pain, freight rates are holding and other industry oddities and news items are featured along with Truck Gallery.

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Roadside Attractions

Red Giant makes big boast, a truck driver musician plus Gauges, Truck Gallery, Channel 19 and more industry news items.

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