Volvo truck boss discusses truck strategy at HDMA breakfast

Olof Persson, president of Volvo AB, discussed the company trucking arm's direction and strategy at the Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association (HDMA) at the 25th Annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky Friday. Persson says Volvo has invested $1.4 billion in North American manufacturing since 2002, ...

Shell Lubricants announces development of futuristic ‘hyper-fuel’ concept truck

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Results are in: TMW Systems releases 2014 benchmarking study

The study offers the latest data and analysis related to rising rates, driver retention, utilization, maintenance cost control, gross margins and other critical performance measures across a broad cross-section of North American carrier and brokerage businesses

McLeod Software begins 2015 benchmark survey

McLeod Software has made it easy for its customers to participate in the survey by developing a new report that generates the data needed.

Eaton updates transmission range, announces Neutral Coast feature

Eaton is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series transmissions to nine different variants. The company announced the new Neutral Coast Mode to the Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift Plus automated transmissions. The announcements came during a press conference at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, ...

Mack introduces Mack Load Logic, new 6×2 configuration for on-highway Pinnacle

Mack Trucks introduced at MATS the Mack Load Logic and a 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for the Pinnacle highway model.

Driver who saved cop from prisoner named Goodyear’s Highway Hero

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky

PeopleNet announces new OEM remote diagnostics partnerships

At the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., PeopleNet announced it has been selected as the telematics partner for Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ and Kenworth’s TruckTech+ remote vehicle diagnostics systems

Hendrickson launches North American trailer air disc brake system

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems launched a new line of trailer air disc brakes designed specifically for the North American market. According the Perry Bahr, vice president and general manager, the new MAXX22T is the first — and only — air disc brake system for ...

Volvo details I-Shift upgrades, Adaptive Loading axle system

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6x2 liftable forward axle.

Dana introduces single-reduction axle and new disconnect axle concept

Dana Holding Corporation unveiled two new axles during a press conference at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a single-reduction axle for 6x2 and 4x2 applications as well as the Spicer AdvanTEK Dual Range Disconnect axle concept. The Spicer AdvanTEK Dual Range Disconnect shifts ...

SABIC launches roof fairing concept at Mid-America Trucking Show

SABIC unveiled Thursday at the 2015 Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a thermoplastic roof fairing concept the company says can potentially reduce annual fuel consumption of a heavy-duty truck by at least three percent. Matt Buratto, global application developer for SABIC, says the design concept ...

Navistar makes OnCommand free and standard on all International trucks, adds new options to ProStar ES spec

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.