11 Memorable Lines from the Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE — Here are 11 Memorable Lines from the Mid-America Trucking Show floor (and maybe cyperspace):

1. “There are two things I absolutely know for sure. Any number I give you now is wrong. And the real number will be either higher or lower. Those are the two things I know for sure.”

— Martin Daum
President & CEO
Daimler Trucks North America, on sales predictions

2. “We anticipate the market to grow through 2013 with the second half of 2013 as good as the first half of 2012.”

— Bill Kozek
General Manager Peterbilt/Vice President Paccar

3. “Fuel efficiency is becoming the single most important point for truck buyers across the world.”

— Andreas Renschler
Head of Operations of Mercedes Benz but until April 1st, head of Daimler Trucks AG

4. “These people are passionate about more than a truck and an engine. They’re passionate about NASCAR.”

— Jeffrey Wallis
Daimler General Manager
Parts Sales and Marketing

5. “If you don’t have the right displacement engine for your application you’re never going to get where you want to go.”

— David McKenna
Director of Powertrain Sales & Marketing, Mack Trucks

6. “Just a few years ago, we were asking you to cruise down the highway at 1,800; anything under 1,500 and you were gold.”


7. “What we’re looking at is something the I-T guys call a ‘PEBCAK situation.’ It stands for “Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard.”

— David A. Kolman
Truck driver turned journalist

8. “You just put your own well being aside when there’s children involved.”

— Jason Harte. Harte, of Rogers, Ark., was named Goodyear North American Highway Hero at MATS in recognition of his life-risking rescue of a family of six who were trapped inside a crushed minivan.

9. “Make no mistake about it. China loves America.”

— Edward Song, Managing Director Greater China
Paccar China Ltd.

10. “Please tweet responsibly.”

— Brandon Borgna,
Manager, Media Relations
Volvo Trucks North America

11. “@JasonRhyno is here interviewing our own Ted Becker. Thanks for stopping by!”

— Michelin Tires, via Twitter, with a very responsible tweet.

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