Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-AmericaImage Gallery

| March 26, 2014

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck ...

Peterbilt releases ‘Epiq’ fuel economy package, special edition anniversary truck

| March 26, 2014

Peterbilt turned 75 years old back in January. And the truck manufacturer is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with a special edition Model 579 tractor that will be the star of a nationwide tour starting in ...

Continental unveils three new truck tires, new ELD options

| March 26, 2014

Offering a glimpse into the next decade of transportation in North America, Continental’s Paul Williams, unveiled three new truck tires designed to fit applications that are expected to grow in prominence through 2025

VIDEO: Kenworth T680 Advantage updates at MATS booth

| March 26, 2014

See part of the Kenworth MATS booth as Kenworth Chief Engineer Kevin Baney walks through further updates to Kenworth's "Advantage" package, showcasing the T680's continued development for fuel economy savings.

Driverless trucks, driver scorecards: Bendix highlights collision mitigation tech

| March 26, 2014

Bendix covered a variety of topics at its annual breakfast press event in Louisville at the Mid-America Trucking Show March 26, ranging from autonomous trucks, collision mitigation technology, the economy and its SafetyDirect driver/truck monitoring ...

LNG sold as diesel-gallon equivalent? Weight, measures council pushing for it

| March 24, 2014

A committee for the National Council on Weights and Measures has recommended that liquified natural gas be sold in terms of a diesel gallon equivalent rather than in units of mass, as it is now.

Changing Gear: MATS previews from Dometic, Mack, Volvo, Utility, Yokohama, Reyco Granning, Kinedyne

| March 24, 2014

At this week’s Mid-America Trucking Shown at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Dometic Group is unveiling its Split-System Blizzard 134a, a battery-operated air conditioning unit that provides 10 no-idle hours of cooling. Available ...

Running ‘free’: Another key to making turbo boost

Bruce Mallinson | March 21, 2014

The extra exhaust flow you'll get from a heavy-duty high-performance ceramic-coated exhaust manifold will allow the turbo to spool up quicker, and the ECM will see the turbo boost sooner and release the fuel earlier. And it'll save you fuel.

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