2018 MATS

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 29, 2018 1:00 PM, EDT

Convoy Takes Aim at Driver Detention, Expands Connected Freight Network

Kristen Forecki

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Digital freight broker Convoy is taking action to mitigate a top frustration for truck drivers — excessive wait times at shipper and consignee facilities — as it continues to expand its network of connected carriers and shippers.

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as April Enforcement Nears

MATS ELDs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The federal mandate of electronic logging devices has been in effect since late last year, but some truckers still had lingering questions about the finer points of regulation just days before the deadline for stricter enforcement.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 28, 2018
Business

MATS Draws Drivers and Recruiters in Hot Freight Market

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Vendors selling everything a truck driver could want filled the West Wing of the Mid-America Trucking Show like an industrial-grade flea market. Alongside them, fleet recruiters angled from their booths to chat with drivers who strolled the crowded aisles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Former Bosch Division Looks for Own Success as SEG

SEG

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The former division of the Bosch Group that since 1914 made starters and generators is now on its own as SEG Automotive and has added an electrification component to its mix of products.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Officials Outline Personal Conveyance Guidance

FMCSA Director Joe DeLorenzo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the second consecutive day, a meeting between truck drivers and federal regulators turned sour, with more than a dozen drivers yelling at regulatory officials attempting to have a peaceful presentation and question-and-answer session on hours of service and driver personal conveyance issues.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Focus at MATS Turns to Technology, Driver Recruiting

Exhibit hall floor at the Kentucky Exposition Center during 2018 MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The proliferation of technology for small carriers and a heavy focus on driver recruitment were among the leading themes of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show, which went off with minimal disruption despite a major snowstorm prior to the annual event.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

More Powerful Charging Systems on the Rise

Homer Hogg of TA Truck Service

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Intermittent fault codes on a truck are often rooted in the starting and charging system, as so much of the truck depends on the electrical system, experts said at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2018
Business, Equipment

SuperFan Rick McClerkin Wins Peterbilt's 1 Millionth Truck

SuperFan winner Rick McClerkin

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick McClerkin has been a Peterbilt truck lover since he was a kid. Now 61, he's officially the SuperFan and has a Model 567 to prove it.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2018

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