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Judgment Day: Sampling of custom trucks showing at MATS

A warm, sunny Wednesday made a nice setting for PKY Truck Beauty Championship contestants to apply lots of elbow grease to their tractors and trailers. Today it was time for contestants to relax as the judges dodged the rain to inspect dozens of entrants at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here is a sample of the trucks:                

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Internet Truckstop launches re-branding effort at MATS

Internet Truckstop has a new look. The brand and online freight-matching service, operational for two decades, has become Truckstop.com. Chat negotiation features, also, is rolling out to board subscribers.

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Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

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General Tire celebrates 100 years with truck tires for every tractor-trailer position

With the launch of General HS, HD and HT tires , Continental Tire is re-emphasizing high durability at the lowest cost-per-mile with an intent to serve the owner-operator-to-100-truck small fleet market.

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Peterbilt enhances 579 EPIQ improve efficiency, comfort

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

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Bendix takes Wingman collision avoidance tech to next level, includes auto slowdown for speeding

Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.

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BorgWarner introduces K32 two-speed fan drive conversion

Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.

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Kenworth adds mid-roof sleeper to T680, T880

Kenworth announced the launch of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, likewise TruckTech+ and Nav+ HD connected-vehicle sysems to transmit diagnostics for maintenance and offer access to nav information, entertainment and more.

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First look at premium Kenworth Icon 900, an homage to classic W900L

Video, photos: Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the Icon 900.

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Cummins previews 2017 15L engine, announces cross-country roadshow

Cummins kicked off the Mid-America Trucking Show this week by previewing its 2017 model 15-liter ISX engine, which it says is already fully compliant with the 2017 EPA deadline to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel economy.

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