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, Equipment

Continental Offers RoadLog ELD with Telematics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Continental Corp. has introduced a new version of its VDO RoadLog electronic logging device that can provide cellular communications.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

IdleAir Rolls Out New Terminals, Partnerships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck stop electrification and air conditioning provider IdleAir announced it is opening three new U.S. locations, that it has formed partnerships with other trucking vendors and electric utilities, and that it is implementing new price offerings.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Fuel Discount Programs Cultivate Small-Fleet Audience

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Small fleets are being courted to opt into fuel discount programs after being overlooked when the focus was on medium or large fleets exclusively, said Chris Courts, director of sales and marketing at TransConnect Services, a value-added reseller of fuel cards to small fleets.

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

Trucker Buddy Expands Charity Work

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trucker Buddy International said it is expanding its program in South Carolina with the help of Meritor Inc., donating money to 19 schools with underwriting from PeopleNet, and honored a group of truck drivers and school teachers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

TravelCenters Updates Maintenance Operations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America is unifying and rebranding its maintenance operations and tightening quality control.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Bestpass Expands Coverage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Toll management provider Bestpass Inc. rolled out a new transponder that covers nearly all of the 48 contiguous states and soon may include parts of Canada.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

BlackBerry Enters Trailer-Tracking Market

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Telecommunications company BlackBerry has entered the trailer-tracking market with its BlackBerry Radar system, launched here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 2, 2016

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MATS 2016 Live Coverage