2009 Mid-America Trucking Show

Full coverage of the 2009 Mid-America Truck Show

MATS REPORT: Kinedyne launches innovative strap accessory, improved decking beams
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kinedyne Corporation is providing truckers with a way to "bag it" and not "dra...
Source:Daily News | 3/24/2009

MATS Report: ArvinMeritor promotes MTIS, tech training; introduces new driveline, brake coating
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- ArvinMeritor is extending its 'stimulus package' promotion for its Meritor Tire Inflation S...
Source: Daily News | 3/24/2009

MATS Report: Bendix offers high-performance drum brakes, expands availability of discs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- While new stopping distance requirements for heavy trucks continue to be delayed, Bendix Sp..
Source: Daily News| 3/24/2009

MATS Report: Bendix offers PBS for improved engine performance
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bendix has taken its "first foray into the powertrain arena" with the introduct...
Source: Daily News | 3/24/2009

MATS Report: Bendix offers cruise control with active braking
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bendix introduced Wingman ACB at the Mid-America Trucking Show, an active cruise system wit...
Source: Daily News | 3/24/2009

MATS Report: Journalist Tom Berg receives TWNA Lifetime Achievement Award
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) presented veteran trucking journalist Tom Berg wi...
Source: Daily News | 3/24/2009

MATS Report: SCR vs EGR debate heats up at Mid-America
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It was a rare sight: the CEOs of four major engine manufacturers sitting side-by-side on a ...
Source: Daily News | 3/23/2009

MATS Report: Goodyear recognizes highway hero  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Colorado truck driver was recognized last week as the 26th annual Goodyear North American...
Source: Daily News | 3/23/2009

MATS Report: Trucker Buddy needs some new friends  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Trucker Buddy pen pal program that connects professional drivers with elementary school...
Source: Daily News | 3/23/2009

MATS Report: Cummins showcases 2010 engine line  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Improved fuel economy, performance and reliability over today's engines were all promised b...
Source: Daily News | 3/23/2009

MATS Report: Mack to offer adaptive cruise control  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mack has announced availability of a new adaptive cruise control (ACC) system that helps drivers ...
Source: Daily News | 3/23/2009

MATS Report: Mack declares readiness for 2010  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Mack Trucks announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that it has conducted extensive fiel...
Source: Daily News | 3/23/2009

MATS Report: Freightliner announces upgrades, including predictive cruise system for improved fuel mileage  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Freightliner showcased a new predictive cruise system at the Mid-America Trucking Show that...
Source: Daily News | 3/22/2009

MATS Report: Western Star unveils new configuration, limited edition truck and expanded service capabilities  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Western Star is now offering a 109-inch BBC twin steer version of its 4900 FA which the com...
Source: Daily News | 3/22/2009

MATS Report: Detroit Diesel takes wraps off DD16 engine  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Detroit Diesel introduced what it's dubbing its most powerful and robust engine at the Mid-...
Source: Daily News | 3/22/2009

MATS Report: Carrier introduces continent's first single temperature refrigeration hybrid  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Many in the industry wrongly believe it costs money to green but Carrier Transicold's David...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Navistar partners with legendary motorcycle brand to unveil a new special edition rig  
LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- It's darn near impossible to find a trucker who doesn't have dreams of riding a Harley, an...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Navistar introduces MaxxPower line of proprietary components 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  MaxxPower brand components will soon be available on International brand trucks, IC Bus br...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: ATDynamics announces expansion of fuel efficient trailer products 
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - ATDynamics has introduced two new products it says significantly improve fuel efficiency and will...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Navistar comes out swinging about "truly nutty" SCR alternative  
LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Navistar has added yet a few more logs to the firestorm of controversy  over what's the best...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Volvo adds to safety offerings  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Volvo Trucks North America has announced it is complementing its VEST stability system with...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Volvo says 'so long' to active DPF re-gens  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Volvo Trucks North America announced today that it will no longer require active diesel par...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Thermo King introduces all-new T-Series reefers  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thermo King has completely revamped its straight truck reefer line with the introduction of...
Source: Daily News | 3/19/2009

MATS Report: Alcoa rolls out lighter, brighter wheel  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Alcoa has taken advantage of a new, proprietary manufacturing process to create an aluminum...
Source: Daily News | 3/18/2009

MATS Report: Grote launches paper-thin LED strips  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Grote Industries displayed today for the first time a line of paper-thin, flexible LED stri...
Source: Daily News | 3/18/2009

MATS Report: Truck-Lite introduces LED headlamp  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Truck-Lite has unveiled what it claims to be the world's first 12-volt, seven-inch round LE...
Source: Daily News | 3/18/2009

MATS Report: Cummins Filtration to have DEF on store shelves early  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Cummins Filtration has announced its Fleetguard Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) will be availabl...
Source: Daily News | 3/18/2009

MATS Report: Cummins justifies switch to SCR  
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When Cummins shocked the industry last August by announcing it was abandoning its pla...
Source: Daily News | 3/18/2009