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ACT Research Sets Dates for 2016 Commercial Trucking Seminars

October 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, News

Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research Co., a recognized leader in the North American commercial vehicles industry data, market analysis and forecasting services, announced dates for its 2016 commercial vehicle seminars. The spring seminar dates have been changed slightly to March 29 through March 31. Ken Vieth, founder and senior partner, [...]

Goodyear Seeking Highway Hero Truck Driver for 33rd Annual Award

September 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, Mid America Show, News, Owner Operators
This year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Clinton Blackburn, right, is a truck driver who rescued Darrell Herndon, a law enforcement official who was being strangled by a prisoner he was transporting.

If you know a truck driver who is a hero, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. wants to hear your story. Goodyear announced this week it is accepting nominations for its 33rd Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29, 2015. The Goodyear Highway Hero Award was established in 1983 to honor [...]

Trucking Industry Trailer Order Pace for June Defies ‘Normal’ Expectations

July 24, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Mid America Show, News

Trailer net orders in June, at nearly 27,900 units, jumped more than 73 percent over May’s figures, according to figures released in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report published by ACT Research Co. “Although not the strongest June on record — that was the 32,000 volume [...]

International Names Winner of International ProStar Used Truck

July 13, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Mid America Show, News, Owner Operators

International Truck has announced James Wright, a truck driver for Knight Transportation, as the recipient of the Diamond Renewed Used Truck Giveaway promoted during this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show. The promotion drove traffic to the International Used Truck booth and increased awareness of Diamond Renewed, its comprehensive certified used truck [...]

Kenworth Trucks Adopts a New Color — Aurora — AKA Bright Orange

April 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, Mid America Show, News, Owner Operators
Kurt Swihart, Kenworth's director of marketing with T680 Kenworth Truck painted in Axalta's Imron Elite Aurora color.

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has developed a new color styled exclusively for Kenworth. The new color, Aurora, was featured in Kenworth’s booth at last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Axalta and Kenworth collaborated to develop, test and apply the new Aurora [...]

Truck Parking Listed by Drivers in ATRI Survey as Second-largest Issue

April 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) said it collected more than 800 driver surveys on the topic of truck parking at last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. ATRI’s latest survey cross-references driver perceptions of truck parking availability with the viability of truck parking reservation systems and exactly [...]

Last Week’s Mid-America Trucking Show Draws 81,768 Attendees

April 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, News, Owner Operators
Last Week’s Mid-America Trucking Show Draws 81,768 Attendees

Trucking industry officials in Louisville, Ky., are calling the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show yet another record-breaking event, with attendance figures — at 81,768 visitors — surpassing the previous record set in 2012. In addition, the show set a new record for average exhibit space per exhibitor, with spots selling out [...]

Freightliner’s Cascadia Offers AeroSmart & SmartAdvantage Packages

March 31, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, Technology
Freightliner’s Cascadia Offers AeroSmart & SmartAdvantage Packages

Freightliner Trucks said its Cascadia model can now be spec’d with the new AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages, both options designed to enhance the efficiency and performance of this popular Class 8 tractor. The new AeroSmart package allows the latest aerodynamic components available for the Cascadia to be easily combined [...]

Peterbilt’s Paint Picks are Legendary — Particularly Red

March 31, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, Mid America Show, News, Owner Operators
Anthony Gansle, Peterbilt marketing manager, stands with a Peterbilt Model 579 painted Legendary Red.

Axalta Coating Systems, which manufactures liquid and powder coatings, has developed a collection of custom colors exclusively for Peterbilt using special-effect pigments. The line’s signature color — Legendary Red — was featured last week on Peterbilt Truck Models 579 and 567 in the company’s booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show. [...]

Peterbilt’s 579, 567 Model Daycab Trucks Configured for Natural Gas

March 31, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Fuel, Mid America Show
Peterbilt’s 579, 567 Model Daycab Trucks Configured for Natural Gas

Peterbilt Motors Co. is expanding its portfolio of natural-gas powered vehicles with the introduction of its Models 579 and 567 in LNG configurations. “Last year, production began on compressed natural gas (CNG) configurations of the Models 579 and 567, meeting a healthy market need for customers seeking cost-effective, cleaner-burning natural [...]