MATS 2013

Rand McNally and GetLoaded partner on custom board

The longtime Motor Carrier Road Atlas maker also announced retail availability of its EOBR and a new five-inch wifi-connected GPS navigation unit.

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VIDEO: Custom Pete 379, ‘Wreckless’

Chad Blackwell's custom 2007 Peterbilt 379, "Wreckless," was on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week. The truck was tricked out by Chrome Shop Mafia. Originally, the truck had a 63-inch bunk, but the shop chopped it down to 48 inches with shaved vents in door and wall, no back window, missing closets, custom built overhead cabinet and clothes rod, a hingeable bed like a 70-inch bunk for more access and a premium sound ...

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Utility introduces new side skirt

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers to achieve CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance for California operations. Utility Director of Marketing Larry Roland described the evolutionary process that led the company to the design as one of ...

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uShip testing no-bid load alerts, ‘Shipping Wars’ star at booth

Marc Springer will be appearing at the uShip booth #66141 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and again Saturday at 11 a.m.

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Western Star hosting design contest

Western Star Truck Sales launched “The Design Our Star Project” to build a Western Star show truck from the ground up with features determined by popular vote through social media channels. The completed truck will be showcased at the 2014 edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Fans and customers cast their first vote at this year's MATS at Western Star booth (#30185) and online at www.DesignOurStar.com. Registration there is free and users can enter for chances ...

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Detroit launches Million Mile Club

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Detroit. Membership is open to U.S. and Canadian fleet owners and drivers with 1 million or more miles on their Detroit engines, and members are eligible for variety of perks, including a baseball hat, ...

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Kenworth offering expenses paid trip, T880 test drive

Kenworth announced that it will award prize winners with an all-expenses paid trip and tour for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test drive the new Kenworth T880.

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New natural gas, dual-fuel glider kit available from Fitzgerald, APG

American Power Group, Inc. announced a partnership with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and WheelTime to offer the nation’s first natural gas dual fuel glider. APG is debuting the glider at its booth at The Mid-America Truck Show this week. The unit will be available on June 1. “We expect the 2013 Fitzgerald/APG Dual Fuel Glider to become one of most innovative and exciting new Class 8 vehicles on the road, with 20 to 30 percent lower net fuel ...

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Truck-racing at the DAT booth

In addition to a fun truck-race game at the DAT booth at MATS, the company is showcasing updates to its free My DAT Trucker Services app and future enhancements to its Truckload Rate Index and more.

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CAT Scale app will simplify weighing for drivers

CAT Scale has developed an Android app that will allow drivers to weigh their truck without leaving the cab. It will also allow paying for the transaction via PayPal and getting the weight displayed on a smartphone. The Weigh My Truck app will also email a PDF copy scale ticket or weight information file to email addresses. The app will be available in June. An iPhone version will also be developed. More information about the ...

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