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GALLERY: Closing down MATS coverage

Friday and Saturday marked the heaviest trade shaw traffic at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Vendors from across the industry set up and welcomes truckers at the Kentucky Fair & ...

Commercial truck demand strong, but build capacity filling up

Class 8 net orders crept to just more than 31,100 units last month, (up 7 percent year-over-year), while Classes 5-7 posted 19,700 net orders, climbing just 2 percent. According to Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and ...

Truck Centers, Inc. tech nabs Redline ‘Rock Star’ award

Redline Detection has named Rob McNees of Truck Centers, Inc. (TCI) as the winner of its 2015 Redline Rock Star Performance Award. McNees, a top tier ASE Master Certified heavy-duty truck technician, has ...

Grede investing to support industry growth

Grede plans to invest more than $20 million over the next three years in its Biscoe, N.C., facility to support the growth of its commercial vehicle business. The investment will be used for ...

MATS Day 1: Live from the trade show

The trade show floor opened Thursday afternoon at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Vendors from across the industry are set up at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center and were ...

Mack keying on integration in 2015

Mack Trucks has honed in on a very specific set of goals in the years ahead, and integration is a central focus. “(Integration) is about application excellence; about finding and developing a truck ...

New Yokohama plant nearing completion

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi announces its new commercial tire plant in West Point, Miss., is nearing completion. The roughly one-million-square-foot factory is on target to begin production in October 2015, with many of ...

Volvo Trucks announces expanded powertrain, axle options

Volvo Truck North America has debuted an expanded fuel efficient powertrain package and a new adaptable forward lifting 6x2 axle this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. Volvo says its new ...

NationaLease honors top techs

NationaLease announce its nine regional winners of the fifth annual NationaLease Tech Challenge exam, an event that gives member company technicians the opportunity to compete in a series of events testing their maintenance ...

WABCO focuses on safety at MATS

WABCO announces it will launch its most advanced collision mitigation system (CMS) for commercial trucks and buses in North America later this year. The company made the announcement Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking ...

International beefs up OnCommand

At the Mid-America Trucking Show last week International Trucks announced a number of advancements to its OnCommand Connection open architecture remote diagnostics system. OnCommand Connection works with a customer's existing telematics provider, pulling ...

New mid-roof sleeper introduced by Kenworth

Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. the launch of a new 76-in. mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880. The company says full production is expected to start ...

Peterbilt’s remote diagnostics platform debuts

Factory installed and fully integrated, Peterbilt’s new SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system provides customers with real-time, at-a-glance fleet health to maximize uptime, keep deliveries on schedule and manage service events, the company announced ...

Freightliner now offering Bendix SmarTire

The SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS has been added as a factory-installed option on Freightliner Trucks’ Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models. SmarTire TPMS uses wheel-end sensors to provide drivers ...
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