MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

  |  April 01, 2015

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

Next round of emissions, fuel economy regs move closer to implementation

  |  April 01, 2015

The new fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards would go into effect for 2018 model year vehicles, building upon the Phase 1 fuel economy and emissions standards that went into effect last year.

Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama, Bosch, Donaldson, Ryder, ZF

  |  March 30, 2015

Yokohama Tire Corp. is rolling down the virtual highway more smoothly thanks to its recently launched dedicated commercial tire website,, and the company says the site has a lot more than just its full ...

WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

  |  March 28, 2015

WABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

Hyper-fuel-efficient concept tractor-trailer in development by Shell, AirFlow

  |  March 27, 2015

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show ...

Volvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applications

  |  March 26, 2015

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6×2 liftable forward axle.

Mack Trucks launches 6×2 liftable pusher axle for OTR Pinnacle

  |  March 26, 2015

Mack Trucks has honed in on a very specific set of goals in the years ahead, and integration is a central focus. “(Integration) is about application excellence; about finding and developing a truck that is going ...

Photos: Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck concept

  |  March 26, 2015

Freightliner this week unveiled a futuristic concept vehicle, the SuperTruck, which it says has been in the works for half a decade. Here's a look a the truck.