MATS 2013

Cobra launches new high-def nav units

New GPS nav units from Cobra Electronics feature high-def screens, free lifetimes updates, live and predictive traffic, and more.

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Trucker’s rescue of family earns Highway Hero honor

Chosen from four finalists, Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., today accepted the 30th Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Mack showcases new fuel-saving suspension system

In a press event that included talk of full integration of Mack products, the future of natural gas in the trucking industry and a few product announcements, Mack, most notably, unveiled a new suspension system – the Twin-Y — that it says can offer fuel savings of up to 25 percent over the current camelback offerings. Mack's Jerry Warmkessel said during the event — held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. — that the ...

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IRT star promoting Volvo’s Worldtrucker app/website

Lisa Kelly, star of TV’s "Ice Road Truckers" and "IRT: Deadliest Roads," will appear in the Worldtrucker segment of the Volvo Trucks booth during the Mid-America Trucking Show. Kelly on Thursday unveiled the new Worldtrucker smartphone app and website during the show in Louisville, Ky. The website and smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android platforms, enable truck drivers to connect and share experiences from their lives on the road. As the global ambassador for Worldtrucker, Lisa ...

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De-Elegant Model Truck Fleet builds trucking icons with new mag

Kuenn McClinton adds publishing and legend-building to his core longtime model-truck-build business at MATS 2013.

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Idle Smart launches next-generation unit

The automatic engine start-stop system provides enhanced features and functionality to allow vehicle owners to save substantially on overnight fuel costs

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The Mike Ryan Racing modified Cascadia, more cool units from MATS

Hot trucks at the 2013 Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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New Kinedyne tarp ties, more at MATS

Five lucky MATS attendees visiting the Kinedyne booth will win $1,000 Kinedyne shopping sprees.

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Volvo releases tractor for heavy-haul application

Volvo Trucks today introduced to the heavy-haul market a new tractor, the VNX, at the MId-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Volvo said the truck is designed for extreme gross weight applications. It will be powered by a 600-hp Volvo D16 and will be offered as a fully integrated package featuring Volvo's I-Shift automated-manual transmission. For more on Volvo's new truck, see Overdrive sister site CCJ's coverage or watch the video below.

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Owner-operators leading new Drivewyze sign-ups

The Drivewyze PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is operational at 218 sites in 15 states across the nation, with the I-81 corridor well-covered.

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