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

TMAF Reaches Trailer-Wrap Goal, Touts Growing Success of Image Movement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Officials with the Trucking Moves America Forward image movement said they have surpassed their goal of getting 100 specially designed trailer wraps on the road.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 31, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Expect GHG Rules to Spark Another Pre-Buy Truck Splurge Before 2021, Experts Say

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions could increase the cost of a tractor-trailer combination by about $14,250 through 2027 and cause another pre-buy cycle of trucks similar to 2006-2007, participants at an industry conference said here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 31, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Analysts See No Evidence of Looming Recession

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The well-established, yet not-at-all-dramatic U.S. economic recovery will probably avoid recession and instead keep chugging along at about 2% annual growth, said a trio of economic analysts.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 31, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

National Carrier Exchange Launches Free Online Logistics Platform

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Software provider National Carrier Exchange Inc. announced a free online logistics platform for freight carriers that allows real-time tracking and live mapping of its trucks at all times.

March 31, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Live Blog: The 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

Make this your one-stop shop for live coverage of the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show from the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky March 31-April 2. Get social media coverage as well as links to Transport Topics stories and photos throughout the event.

March 31, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Eberspaecher Teams With ENA at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Eberspaecher Climate Control displayed its bunk heaters and engine pre-heaters, and was joined for the first time at the Mid-America Trucking Show by sister company ENA.

March 29, 2016

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