2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
April 11, 2016 3:45 AM, EDT

Carriers Pull Out All Stops to Recruit Drivers at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Unlike past years at the Mid-America Trucking Show, it was the 100-fleet-strong driver recruiting pavilion in the smaller West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center that had the most consistent foot traffic, as the show marked its first year without a single truck maker and several other large suppliers exhibiting in the South Wing, the largest and traditionally busiest section.

Special Coverage, Business, Autonomous

Vets Are Prime Candidates for Trucking Vacancies, Army Official Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy praised the men and women leaving the service as candidates for positions in trucking at an industry event sponsored by Shell Oil.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Truckstop.com Launches LoadPay Payment System

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Carriers looking for an online platform for transactions can turn to LoadPay, the new payment service launched by Truckstop.com at the Mid-America Trucking Show here March 31.

April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Video: OOIDA Senior Official Criticizes FMCSA’s ‘Beyond Compliance’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Beyond Compliance” incentives program for carriers and drivers was criticized by stakeholders during a public forum at an annual trucking show here April 1.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Truckers Against Trafficking Seeks to Build on Success

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Efforts to put the trucking industry on the front lines to combat human trafficking are succeeding, but more involvement is needed, Kylla Lanier, deputy director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking, told Transport Topics.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

DAT Solutions Expands Search Features

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — DAT Solutions introduced two new products, one that assists brokers when capacity is tight and one that helps drivers with trip planning.

April 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Mixed Reviews from Small Fleets on ELDs: '10% of Our Force Quit,' Says One

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Small- and medium-size trucking fleets continue to wrestle with the federal electronic logging device mandate, with some finding pleasant surprises and others driven to despair and resignation, according to discussion here at an industry conference.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

MATS, Fastport Partner on Military Veteran-Hiring Initiative

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The organizers of the Mid-America Trucking Show joined with Fastport Inc. on April 1 to make official the largest signing of a statement of support in the history of the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

April 1, 2016

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MATS 2016 Live Coverage