Tag Archives: Mid America Truck Show

WESTERN STAR SHOW & SHINE | TRUCK SHOW – Mt Cotton September 9th 2017

Western Star this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the brand and to commemorate those milestone Penske Commercial Vehicles is hosting a Show n Shine at the Mt Cotton Training Centre in Cornubia, QLD, from 11am to 4pm this Saturday, September 9. Take your own Western Star and enter on the day but arrive between 07.00-09.00am to enter.    A range of great ...

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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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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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Swedish Bulldogs

As Mack and Volvo share certain technologies, they remain fiercely independent when it comes to marketing their wares. Chris Mullett reports from the Mid-America Truck Show. There’s some good stuff happening over at MACK with PowerTorque’s old friend Dave McKenna, Mack director of powertrain sales and marketing. A MACK devotee even to the extent of sporting a bulldog tattoo on ...

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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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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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