MATS 2013

Freightliner releases in-cab exercise system, Cascadia Evolution orders top 10k

Freightliner this week announced an in-cab training system designed for installation onto already existing tether points in Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado models. The announcement came at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Freightliner collaborated with Rolling Strong to design and implement the system — the Freightliner In-cab Training System (FIT) — and it was made to offer drivers a place to workout "in the comfort of their own cabs," said Freightliner engineer Dave Hames. The system ...

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The wrap on Continental’s custom LoneStar

Continental Tire's new Road-Show trailer, debuting at the Mid-America Trucking Show, deserved a high-custom-class hauler, so the company took its 2010 International LoneStar to the Mafia at 4 State Trucks...

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Great Dane booth features mobile app, innovations

A new smartphone app and hands-on exhibits of Great Dane's most innovative technology and are among attractions at the company's booth. The app will enable users to easily locate the nearest company branch, dealer or authorized parts and service facility. It will also include the ability to access the company's AdvantEDGE fleet services network, which includes emergency road service. The app is available free for download for Apple and Android phones. The tech exhibits, tying in with the ...

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Photos: Show trucks ready for competition

Johnny Byers gets the best of both worlds. He gets to drive some for L.L. Carter & Son, Ruther Glen, Va., delivering pipe and other construction materials locally. He also gets to work in the shop -- and that includes beautifying a stunning 1988 Freightliner FLC, with a few others at the shop helping out. The rig is one of dozens competing in the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show. In ...

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Webasto introduces digital bunk thermostat

The SmarTemp Control temperature management system works with Webasto's AirTop 2000 ST bunk heater and aims to provide fuel savings and lower emissions.

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‘One Continental’ offers more than truck tires

Continental introduces a new hybrid-application driver tire, a tire-pressure monitoring system and an EOBR, leveraging different company competencies to help owners save.

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VIDEO: Cummins VP talks ISX15 and ISX12 engines

Jeff Jones, VP of North America Engine Sales for Cummins talks about the ISX15 and ISX12 engines at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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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 ...

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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.

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Cummins talks fuel economy, low-viscosity oils

Cummins said last night it has gained a 40 percent market share of the heavy-duty market worldwide, up from 20 percent just a few years ago. Representatives from Cummins updated trucking industry media members Tuesday, March 19, where the company said its 2013 engines offer a 2 percent fuel efficiency increase from its 2012 lineup. The increase in fuel economy comes from changes to gearing that allow both the ISX12 and ISX15 engines to achieve peak torque ...

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