2017 MATS

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017 9:00 AM, EDT

Nikola to Launch Hydrogen-Electric Truck in 2020

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Nikola Motor Co. is in discussion with the largest truck stops and, separately, seven states as it prepares to launch in mid-2020 its zero emissions, hydrogen-electric Nikola One Class 8 truck, a company executive said.

Business, Special Coverage

Bendix Cites Active Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes as Enablers for Automated Driving

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The growing adoption of active safety technology and air disc brakes is building a stronger foundation for the movement toward autonomous trucks, executives at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Kenworth, Peterbilt Refresh Truck Offerings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth Trucks and Peterbilt Motors said they will offer Allison TC10 fully automatic transmissions on selected models, that they are starting certified pre-owned truck sales programs and that they will soon offer as standard Bendix Wingman Advanced safety systems on certain models.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Four Daimler Brands Display at MATS Despite Support of Alternate-Year Format

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daimler Trucks North America, the most vocal proponent of a two-year cycle for truck shows, has actually mounted a strong presence here at the Mid-America Trucking Show despite its strong support for the new Atlanta-based event in September.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the requirement to transition to electronic logging devices fast approaches, federal trucking regulators explained to truckers the steps to take in the event their devices malfunction.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

MATS Attendees, Exhibitors Decline

The Mid-America Trucking Show reported that 72,271 people came to the show this year and 1,012 firms exhibited, drops of 3.6% and 8.2%, respectively, compared to 2016 levels.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2017

2017 Mid-America Trucking Show Live Blog