2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
March 29, 2015 9:00 PM, EDT

Truckers Earn Praise at MATS From Wreaths Across America

Without volunteer truck drivers and their companies, Wreaths Across America's mission to “remember, honor, teach” and place wreaths on gravestones of fallen veterans each December would be impossible to accomplish.

Special Coverage, Government

FMCSA Official Defends New CSA App

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration senior official at the Mid-America Trucking Show defended a new smartphone application designed to facilitate access to certain performance data, a feature strongly opposed by the industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2015
Special Coverage, Government

FMCSA Recruits Drivers for HOS Study at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration encouraged commercial drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show to sign up for an hours-of-service study that aims to determine fatigue factors among truck operators.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

DTNA Says Planned 2015 Production for DT12 Transmission Already Filled

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daimler Trucks North America CEO Martin Daum said demand for the manufacturer’s proprietary automated manual transmission has far exceeded its original expectations and has outstripped its current ability to produce it.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 27, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

ATA’s Kevin Burch: National Campaign Will Help Public Appreciate Trucking’s Contribution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Trucking Moves America Forward movement will continue to help educate the mainstream public about trucking’s safety efforts and vast economic contributions, the campaign’s chief manager told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2015
Special Coverage, Government

Scott Darling Makes Unscheduled Appearance But Keeps Low Profile

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sporting a Boston Red Sox cap and a beige trench coat when he arrived, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Scott Darling kept a low profile while visiting the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 27.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 27, 2015
Special Coverage, Business, Government, Autonomous

House Bill Would Give LNG Tax Parity With Diesel

Four members of the U.S. House have introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide tax equity for carriers that use liquefied natural gas rather than diesel in their trucks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Bestpass Introduces New Transponder to Expand Tolling Network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bestpass Inc. introduced a new transponder to expand its toll-management network and streamline toll payment for fleets and drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 27, 2015

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