Mid-America roundup: Concept truck, driver hero, OEM updates top 2014 show

| March 31, 2014

Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and popular items from the show

Exaloy to distribute cargo control products and metal accessories

| March 28, 2014

A veteran of cargo control sales, Tom Haughs, has launched Exaloy, which specializes in cargo control and metal exterior accessories. The company is based in Indianapolis, Ind.

Colorado driver wins Firestone-customized tractor

| March 28, 2014

Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor and more Thursday in the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes at the Mid-America Trucking Show, announced Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Peterson, who drives for an ...

Trail King introduces all-aluminum step deck

| March 28, 2014

Trail King introduced a prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The new TK80AACS features superior corrosion resistance, all-aluminum framing, armor-coated landing gear and zinc-plated steel components ...

Kenworth offers natural gas option for T680

| March 28, 2014

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 ...

Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

| March 28, 2014

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

Eaton inks deals with Paccar, Volvo

| March 28, 2014

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

Agency publishes logging device rule, taking public comment for 60 days

| March 28, 2014

FMCSA's electronic logging device mandate proposal has been published in the Federal Register, and the agency will accept public comment on the proposed rule until May 27.

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