2019 MATS

Larry Minor and Joseph DeLorenzo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some truck drivers still are grappling with the definition of personal conveyance time. They shouldn’t be, according to a top executive for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Technology, Equipment

MATS Truck Awards: People’s Choice, Best of Show Winners Announced

People's Choice

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The most tricked-out trucks competed at the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show, and six came away with the big prizes known as “Best of Show,” with another three winning in the dump category at an awards ceremony March 30.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2019
Business, Safety

At the Truck Stop, the Doctor Will See You Now

The UrgentCare booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forty-eight percent of truck drivers have a serious health condition, but when it comes to preventive care, many do not have the time to miss work or find a convenient time and place to get medical exams, an audience of drivers was told at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 29.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Even Tech Companies Say, ‘There Are Always Going to Be Truck Drivers’

Technology panel at the Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Is technology in the trucking industry moving too fast for the men and women who sit behind the wheel of big rigs? That was a concern voiced by a number of truck drivers attending a March 29 session at the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Business

Relationships, Communication Key to Keeping Customers, MATS Panel Says

Alexia Alegria, Karen Stetner, John Reese, Dan Lewis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Maintaining relationships and communication is key to being a carrier of choice for businesses, a panel of industry stakeholders told truckers at a seminar at the 48th Mid-America Trucking Show.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Submits Proposed Rule Change for HOS Regulations

HOS Regulations

The Department of Transportation has sent its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform hours-of-service regulations to the Office of Management and Budget.

Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

BFGoodrich Unveils Two New Truck Tires at MATS

BFGoodrich exhibit at MATS 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ­— BFGoodrich unveiled two new trucking tires at the 48th Mid-America Trucking Show, one for the steering axle and one for the trailer axle, designed to enhance longhaul, tanker, refrigerated and dry van models.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Updates Truckers on Parking, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Issues

FMCSA's Joe DeLorenzo provides a driver update at a MATS session

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A top Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official updated truckers on the agency’s efforts to mitigate parking problems and the obligations for drivers as the agency moves toward implementation of the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 28, 2019

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