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 set to launch later this summer on power units equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines. The system ...

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 ...

Freightliner turns heads with SuperTruck concept vehicle

Freightliner unveiled its impressively futuristic SuperTruck prototype vehicle at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week, capping a five-year development process in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and other leading industry manufacturers and suppliers.

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.

Cummins diagnostics app available for Omnitracs platform

Omnitracs is one of the first mobile fleet management technology providers in the commercial trucking industry to support the Connected Diagnostics from Cummins

Trucking Moves America Forward meets first year $1M goal, announces new initiatives

In the first year since its official launch at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Trucking Moves America Forward has reached its initial goal of $1 million in fundraising to support the comprehensive industry image movement, said Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express, ...

Peterbilt announced upgrades to 579 EPIQ, autonomous vehicle work

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

Kenworth launches vehicle diagnostic program at Mid-America Trucking Show

Kenworth announced Wednesday at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. two new advancements in vehicle diagnostics. TruckTech+ will be available for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks spec’d with an MX-13 engine beginning this summer and offers real-time vehicle health monitoring technology provided by PeopleNet. The ...

Kenworth launches ICON 900 premium truck at Mid-America Trucking Show

Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the ICON 900. The ICON 900 is a highly stylized and modernized tribute to the classic W900L, a truck Kenworth assistant general manager for sales ...

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