MATS 2014

Kenworth offers natural gas option for T680

Later this year, Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its fuel-efficient T680, the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Our customers find it very appealing to be able to choose cost-efficient natural gas combined with the fuel-saving aerodynamics of the Kenworth T680,” says Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets. “This important expansion of our T680 product line will provide customers in various applications with ...

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PHOTOS: Show trucks on display at Mid-America

A selection of show trucks from the display area at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Michelin X ONE tops 2 million tires sold; new trailer tire introduced

Less than four years after topping one million Michelin X One tire sales, Michelin Americas Truck Tires has reached the two million mark in North America, the company said Thursday in a presentation at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Michelin marked the occasion by introducing new innovations for the X One lineup that includes the Michelin X One Line Energy T tire and the Michelin X One Line Energy T Pre-Mold™ Retread. “Since the introduction of the X ...

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Eaton inks deals with Paccar, Volvo

Eaton has expanded its truck transmission offerings with Paccar and Volvo, the company announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Seminar: Medical registry rule upping urgency of sleep apnea testing

The looming deadline for truckers to be medically certified by examiners approved by FMCSA has ratcheted up the pressure for those who may be at risk for sleep apnea to be tested and treated, said a speaker this week in Louisville, Ky.

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Goodyear Highway Hero risked life at burning tanker wreck

When he came upon another trucker who had fallen from a burning tanker truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass, Ivan Vasovic sprang into action. For risking his life to save the driver, Vasovic today accepted the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show. He received $5,000, a trophy and a ring from Goodyear. The three other finalists, Tim Horton, Brian Dunn and Scott Rosenberg, received $2,500 each. Vasovic ...

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Mack Trucks adding focus on highway market

Fuel efficiency and uptime remain top priorities for Mack Trucks, and will help the company increase its market share in the highway market, officials said today at the Mid- America Trucking Show. The company has hired more sales staff and begun special training to help dealerships sell long-haul trucks, said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American sales and marketing. However, the company will continue building its core segments of refuse, regional and construction, he ...

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Navistar develops, improves technologies to improve uptime

Technologies aimed at maximizing vehicle uptime while offering customers more options and control were the topics discussed by Navistar Inc. leaders Thursday during the company’s annual press event at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The offerings – OnCommand Connection, Diamond Logic and fully automatic and automated manual transmissions – are designed to make vehicles more fuel efficient, safer, capable and more productive. “We are thinking harder about the role of new technologies to help customers every day while ...

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Photos, video: Peterbilt, Great Dane concept truck for Walmart unveiled

In addition to the teardrop shaped body that’s supposed to improve aerodynamics by 20 percent over conventional models, it has a fuel-neutral turbine engine, meaning it can run on diesel, gasoline, natural gas and biofuels among other sources.

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Kinedyne Retract-a-Bar collapsible load restraint bar

That Retract-a-Bar will be available in 90-120 days, and weight will be around 15 pounds, lighter than a typical jack bar, slightly heavier than a Kinedyne load lock.

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