2014 Mid-America Trucking Show

Check Transport Topics’ special MATS page for wrap-up coverage of last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Special Coverage, Business

MATS Attendance Increases 9.2%; Total Is Third Highest Ever

People from all 50 states and 78 countries attended last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., with attendance up 9.2% from last year, according to the event’s management.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2014
Special Coverage, Business

Daimler’s Bernhard Sees Strong U.S. Growth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The head of Daimler AG’s global truck and bus operations offered an extremely rosy outlook on the North American market and also urged greater cooperation between U.S. and European regulators.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Government

FMCSA Gathers Input on New-Entrant Testing, ELDs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anne Ferro and other Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials listened to the public on knowledge testing for new transportation companies, but also heard from truck drivers on the new electronic logging device rule.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Fuel

Love’s to Expand Heavy-Duty CNG Network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Love’s Travel Stops plans to add 11 more compressed natural gas fueling stations to its national heavy-duty truck network, company officials said here.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Business

Eaton Making Fuller Advantage Transmission Available for Trucks With Paccar Engines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Eaton Corp. announced that it will make available an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage automated 10-speed transmission for select Peterbilt and Kenworth branded trucks produced by Paccar Corp. with Paccar’s proprietary MX-13 engine.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Government

FMCSA Confident Medical Examiner Corps Will Be Adequate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration remains confident that there will be an adequate number of certified medical examiners as of May 21, when the U.S. government certification supplants individual state approaches to truck drivers’ physical exams, an agency official said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Michelin Introduces Trailer Tire, Marks 2 Millionth Sale

Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced the X One Energy T for trailers, and the company marked its 2 millionth sale of its X One wide-base single tire.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2014

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