MATS 2013

Kenworth adds 52-inch option for T680

Kenworth Trucks unveiled this morning a new T680 model with a 52-inch sleeper, made for regional and mid-range distance applications, said the truck maker. The announcement came this morning at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Kenworth's Chief Engineer Kevin Baney said the truck is ideal for drivers who spend 3-5 days on the road, as it still offers the amenities of the 76-inch model's sleeper and cab but weighs 700 pounds less and ...

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Navistar offers updates on switch to SCR

Navistar executives gave a bit of insight today into the company's transition from EGR-only strategy to tackle EPA emissions standards, saying that its International ProStar is on track to meet its April release with the company's MaxxForce 13-liter engine equipped with Cummins SCR exhaust aftertreatment system. CEO Troy Clarke said the company has been completing its "great turn-around story" in the last half-year and said there's much to come from them in the next 2-3 years. Navistar ...

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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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XRS to host driver panel at MATS

XRS Corporation announced its launch of the Driver Xperience Board, a panel made up of truck drivers from different segments of the industry. The board will kick off its first meeting with a driver-only event at Churchill Downs during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, March 21, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The board will provide feedback with XRS to help develop and implement driver-focused features for its XRS mobile fleet optimization platform, now ...

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Yokohama to give away vacation, iPads

The Yokohama Tire Corporation announced its sponsorship of two contests with prizes of  a $5,000 “Take the High Road” vacation and iPads. These contests will be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 21-23, in the company's booth. MATS attendees can win an iPad 2 daily by registering at YTC’s booth, and one winner will receive a vacation voucher worth $5,000.

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FMCSA to host MATS driver-training listening session

The session will take place Friday, March 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room C101 at the Louisville convention center. No registration is required. Webcast details are forthcoming.

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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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