Tag: MATS 2019
‘Over the Road’ episode 1: The biggest tailgate in trucking
In the debut episode, “Over the Road” visits the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show to discuss the ELD mandate and the potential for change in hours of service.
February 20, 2020
Michigan doubles at MATS: Chad Smith’s C&J Bark Haulers 389 glider
Smith drives this relatively new Cat-powered 2019 389 glider (just 27,000 miles on it at MATS last month), and showed with East flatbeds in a Michigan B-train set-up capable of 160,000-plus lbs. of legal weight in the Great Lakes state.
April 22, 2019
Even in a roaring market, think twice before joining the stampede
This week’s Overdrive Radio podcast features this talk, delivered by former small fleet owner and longtime radio host Kevin Rutherford at MATS, on prioritizing all the new risk and responsibility of trucking with authority, toward better income. Significant wild-card today: Inexplicably high cost of insurance for some carriers.
April 12, 2019
Lights-out at MATS, and: You’re the parking expert ‘where you live and where you truck to’
Former owner-op Scott Grenerth introduces parking-info/reservation site RigRest.com, talks ongoing work with National Coalition on Truck Parking, in this episode of Overdrive Radio; Also: The moment the lights went at MATS just ahead of Secretary Chao’s speech on hours reform, captured for eternity …
April 5, 2019
‘The Stoop’ family moves at MATS in feeding-the-homeless initiative
If things proceed according to plans being laid currently, the Stoop’s “Truckers Feeding the Homeless” initiative hopes to go even bigger at the Great American Trucking Show in August. At MATS, says Fredrick “Choice M.A.S.” Claxton, the group distributed 300-plus meals.
April 4, 2019
Ohio-based bulk asphalt hauler J.D. Howard’s custom 1995 KW W900L, with an older A-model feel
VIDEO: In addition to a down-to-the-frame refurbishment of many of the mechanical components of the truck, Howard invested in Jones Performance’s older A-model-style hood for the W900L and an 66-inch ICT flattop sleeper built to resemble a classic Double Eagle-style model, giving the rig an overall retro feel.
April 2, 2019
Photos: Show trucks getting shined up for MATS
The Mid-America Trucking Show doesn’t officially kick off until Thursday, but show truck owners are already hard at work at the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest polishing their rigs for the event. Some of the trucks on display at the show truck lot can be seen below:
March 27, 2019
Country star Gretchen Wilson to greet fans at Red Eye Radio booth at MATS
Joining Wilson in the Red Eye Radio booth will be Jessie G and Bridgette Tatum, who will perform during the show. Other performers at the Red Eye Radio booth during MATS include Tony Justice, Jayne Denham, Dustin Collins, Olivia Ooms and Taylor Barker.
March 7, 2019
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