Mid America Trucking Show

Trailers out West

The North American trailer market lags behind Australia when it comes to technology and safety – A report from the Mid-America Truck Show. The North American truck manufacturers are very forward thinking in some areas, with systems such as Bendix Wingman providing drivers with lane departure assistance, adaptive cruise control and radar identification of obstacles in the road ahead. But ...

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America on Show

PowerTorque makes its annual pilgrimage to the Mid-America Truck Show There are two events globally in the world of trucking that draw the interest of trucking enthusiasts. The first, for those with an interest in all things European, is the IAA Truck Show in Hanover. The second, which appeals to lovers of America muscle and bling, is the Mid-America Truck ...

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Drive Time

The Mid-America Truck Show once again highlights the future development for the North American market. Chris Mullett reports Heading for Louisville, Kentucky, this year for the annual PowerTorque pilgrimage, there were times that I reflected on just how much would be revealed by way of new developments. Despite the 30-hour travel schedule, Louisville always provides sufficient food for thought to ...

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On Parade

Dave Whyte finds some of the best trucks and their owners out in the truck park at the MATS Show and Shine event. In this issue you’ll find pages full of the latest technology and model releases from the Mid-America Trucking Show – but the show was not all about what’s new. In a large parking area behind the pavilions ...

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Driving Pleasure

How could any Aussie driver not enjoy the opportunity to climb aboard a wide selection of brand new American prime movers Travelling half way around the world to bring you the latest trucking news is all part of our job, but after a while a tragic like me is looking to get back behind the wheel. Luckily for me, the ...

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Celebrations

With a selection of anniversaries, the heavy-truck industry in America looks set for a boost in 2014. Chris Mullett reports from the Mid-America Truck Show The Mid-America Truck Show is like the truckers’ Holy Grail when it comes to making a yearly pilgrimage to catch up on the latest and greatest feats of innovation in the truck industry. After a ...

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It’s the big, brash and sometimes surprising world of trucking in the United States

As the 42nd annual Mid-America Truck Show kicked off again for the year in Lousiville, Kentucky, a casual onlooker could have been forgiven for thinking that not much by way of new products was on the agenda. But, with a little digging, the stories emerged. To the American trucking industry the Navistar/International truck business is always the object of spirited ...

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Pride and Polish – American Style

Mid-America Truck Show once again lives up to all expectations as Chris Mullett reports from Louisville, Kentucky There’s no shortage of passion and enthusiasm when it comes to the North American truck market. And if you ever get the chance to head for the annual pilgrimage to Kentucky, you can experience all the glitz and the glamour at firsthand. This ...

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Volvo on a Roll

With production increasing and the economy improving, Volvo Trucks North America is looking at launching the VN conventional range in Australia From a manufacturing perspective, the buzzwords these days are that of vertical integration. It’s the logical direction for any manufacturer that wants to maximise the potential for profit, and, in the case of the trucking industry, it means the ...

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Shopping in America

It’s the largest truck show in US and PowerTorque was there to report on who’s who and what’s new Billed as the largest heavy-duty trucking industry event held anywhere in the world, the 41st Mid-America Truck Show held in Louisville, Kentucky, provided a showcase for 1,070 different exhibiting companies from 47 American States and eight different countries. Without doubt, one ...

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