Kenworth Truck Co. said Monday it will be an exhibitor at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 23-25, 2017, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
A year ago this week, Kenworth and Peterbilt Motors both announced they would not be a presence at the 2016 MATS show, joining other major heavy-duty truck manufacturers in skipping the annual show.
Following in the footsteps of the other OEMs, Kenworth and Peterbilt said they would return to MATS in 2017, alternating between the Kentucky Show and the biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
“Kenworth is excited to be a part of the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. “It provides an outstanding venue to meet with and thank our customers, while also displaying our products and technologies that are focused on supporting the needs of their businesses, as well as the comfort, safety and productivity of the driver.”
“At MATS, we will showcase the Kenworth T680 Advantage with new fuel savings options for 2017, as well as the vocational flagship Kenworth T880 workhorse and the all-new Kenworth T880S,” said Dozier.
“We also will exhibit enhanced technologies for driver comfort and convenience, such as Kenworth TruckTech+, Kenworth Power Management with Auto Start and Stop capability, as well as Kenworth Nav+ HD that keeps the driver connected during life on the road.”