MATS

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

MATS Postpones March Event

MATS 2019 exhibit An exhibit at MATS in 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The 50th anniversary of the Mid-America Trucking Show has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

January 5, 2021
Government, Business

Coronavirus Concerns Force Cancellation of Mid-America Trucking Show

The exhibit hall floor at the Mid-America Trucking Show The exhibit hall floor at a previous Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Due to concerns over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, officials with the Mid-America Trucking Show announced on March 12 the show scheduled for March 26-28 in Louisville has been canceled.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2020
Business

Exhibitors, Drivers Ready to Network During MATS

Snow-covered trucks Exhibitors were greeted by snowy conditions at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville March 21 as they set up for the March 22 opening of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The annual Mid-America Trucking Show will open its doors March 22-24, offering attendees three days to peruse exhibits of trucking equipment and technology, attend seminars on industry issues and enjoy a variety of entertainment.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 14, 2018
TCA

Matson Charitable Giving Increases 32% to $2.9 Million

Todd Lappin/Flickr

Hawaii’s largest ocean cargo transportation company increased its charitable giving in 2016 despite earning less profit.

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
April 21, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

2017: Four Daimler Brands Display at MATS Despite Support of Alternate-Year Format

Freightliner truck at MATS 2017 Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics

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 4, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

MATS Attendees, Exhibitors Decline

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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.

April 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Special Coverage

FMCSA Preps Truckers on ELD Malfunctions

Smith by John Sommers II for TT

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 | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Kenworth, Peterbilt Refresh Truck Offerings

Kenworth Driver's Studio by Philip Scott Andrews for TT

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

2017: Bendix Cites Active Safety Tech, Air Disc Brakes as Enablers for Automated Driving

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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

Nikola to Launch Hydrogen-Electric Truck in 2020

Spira courtesy of Kaitlynn Scheidler/ACT

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.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2017

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