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Detroit Diesel Corp. celebrates 75th anniversary Detroit Diesel Corp. kicks off its 75th anniversary festivities at MATS with an interactive exhibit at its booth. The company is showcasing a selection of its most recent innovations, including the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission. The booth features a Detroit Diesel innovation timeline, product videos and the story of Detroit Diesel as told through the eyes of employees, retirees and customers. Three Detroit Axle displays, four different Detroit engines and a Virtual Technician also are on display. In addition, a virtual plant tour, an engine assembly challenge and special giveaways are planned. In 2012, Detroit unveiled its integrated powertrain, which, in addition to the DT12, includes Detroit Axles, the updated Detroit family of heavy-duty engines and the Virtual Technician onboard diagnostic system. The integrated powertrain is part of Daimler Trucks’ Global Excellence Continues on page 26

3:30 - 4:30 P.M. FMCSA Medical Programs Update FMCSA 4:45 - 5:45 P.M. FMCSA CSA Update FMCSA

Eaton, Cummins announce powertrain package for heavy-duty truck market Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton and Cummins Inc. unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market, which the companies said is expected to deliver 3% to 6% fuel economy improvements, lower preventative maintenance costs, and total lifecycle cost improvements. The new product integrates an Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings. The product will be available in the fall of 2013 for linehaul, regional haul and less-than-truckload applications. Continues on page 26


Six wheel spec’ing considerations Proper spec’ing your vehicles’ wheels can be relatively simple and straight-forward by following a manufacturer’s recommendations to achieve the longest life and performance from your wheels. The experts at Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight steel wheels, suggest fleet equipment specifiers can make wheels a ‘non-issue’ if they’d follow these spec’ing considerations to achieve long wheel life: • Tire size and maximum air inflation • Loads to be carried – wheel-carrying capacity • Duty cycle – linehaul, off-road, delivery stop and start • Axle pound rating • Warranty – five-year coverage and availability nationwide • Field service support from your wheel supplier To keep wheels clean and provide long-life and performance, most fleets have wheels refurbished. It’s recommended that fleets closely review the vendor’s refurbishing pro-

cedures emphasizing proper inspection, cleaning and re-painting of the wheels. Two key details in refurbishment: controlling paint mil thickness in the mounting area of the disc face and ensuring paint is fully cured. Corrosion remains a concern for fleets operating in harsh service environments, particularly on roads treated for snow or ice. One option to combat this severe service situation is to specify wheels with premium paint finishes. “Pay attention to the basics,” said Maxion’s director of North American sales, Denny Weisend. “Proper spec’ing and maintenance will enable the wheels to last the life of the vehicle.” Maxion Wheels www.maxionwheelsandrims.com Booth #62196

Kenworth T680 Advantage package designed to maximize fuel economy Kenworth has unveiled the Kenworth T680 Advantage truck, which the company said effectively integrates aerodynamics, powertrain and electronic efficiencies combined into a complete tractor/trailer package to maximize fuel economy. “To gain the optimum in vehicle fuel economy, the trucking industry must view aerodynamics, powertrains, drivers and trailers in concert. They all must be integrated to maximize vehicle fuel efficiency,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth chief engineer. “The T680 Advantages shows the industry what’s possible when you integrate the total vehicle.” A full-size Kenworth T680 Advantage tractor-trailer is available for viewing at MATS outside the South Wing of the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, while a tractor and partial trailer are on display in Kenworth’s booth #30305. The Kenworth T680 Advantage is equipped with a 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine. The T680 was selected as the Advantage vehicle since it already possesses a number of standard features that make it Kenworth’s most aerodynamic model ever, the truck maker said. The 2013 PACCAR MX-13 is estimated to be up to 3.5% more fuel-efficient than the previous 2010 PACCAR MX engine. The MX-13 engine is paired with an Eaton UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission to maximize fuel efficiency, the maker added. Other features include: instantaneous fuel economy feedback on the dash; an electronic speed limiter and engine idle shutdown software that goes hand-in-hand with the T680 Advantage’s Kenworth Idle Management System; and the Bendix Wingman Advanced System with adaptive cruise and SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The trailer aerodynamics complement the aerodynamics of the T680—all the way down to details such as trailer height, tandem location and even trailer rake. “The Utility trailer we have attached to our T680 Advantage truck features a trailer nose fairing, side skirts and a trailer tail—all EPA SmartWay-verified,” Baney said. “Combined, they can provide a significant fuel economy improvement, which will vary depending on use, road conditions and other factors.” A Laydon nose fairing fills the gap between the tractor and front of the dry van, providing an estimated 3% fuel economy improvement. In addition, the package includes Utility side skirts,

which have been SAE-tested to provide a 5% improvement in fuel economy, and the ATDynamics TrailerTail, which has been tested to provide more than a 6% improvement in fuel economy when driven at typical freeway speeds, Kenworth said. Other features include: instantaneous fuel economy feedback on the dash; an electronic speed limiter and engine idle shutdown software that goes hand-in-hand with the T680 Advantage’s Kenworth Idle Management System; and the Bendix Wingman Advanced System with adaptive cruise and SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The trailer aerodynamics complement the aerodynamics of the T680 —all the way down to details such as trailer height, tandem location and even trailer rake. “The Utility trailer we have attached to our T680 Advantage truck features a trailer nose fairing, side skirts and a trailer tail—all EPA SmartWay-verified,” Baney said. “Combined, they can provide a significant fuel economy improvement, which will vary depending on use, road conditions and other factors.” Kenworth Truck Co. www.kenworth.com Booth #30296, 30305, 43045, 91510 & 91530 The Mid-America Trucking Show Daily

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Save fuel, tires with automated lift axle on SAF-Holland tandem axle slider suspensions SAF-Holland is now offering Auto-PosiLift Axle Lift technology as an option on SAF CBX40 Tandem Axle Slider Suspension systems. This combines the proven CBX PosiLift axle lift feature with a unique electronic control unit (ECU) and air valve system on a tandem slider suspension, blending the brain and the brawn to increase fleet efficiency, the maker said. The CBX40 with Auto-PosiLift was initially developed for multi-stop beverage distribution fleets; other varying load fleet operations such as LTL (Less Than Truck Load), fleets back hauling empty, and food service also may reap the benefits of significant fuel savings, reduced tire wear and reduced toll charges. The combination of the CBX PosiLift feature with the ECU and air valve system creates a lift axle with automatic operation that complies with D.O.T. regulations. The ECU is pre-programmed by the trailer OEM to sense the load weight and as the trailer load weight diminishes or increases, the system automatically raises or lowers the front axle of the tandem slider suspension without driver interaction, SAF-Holland said.

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For example, as when a portion of the load has been delivered the total capacity of a closed tandem axle suspension may no longer be required to carry the remaining load. This lower load capacity can sometimes amount to nearly 80% of a vehicle’s operation during the day. Operating with the tandem suspension in the single axle configuration (front axle raised) greatly increases fuel efficiency, vehicle tire life, suspension component life and brake/wheel-end service intervals. Randy Flanagan, SAF-Holland Trailer Systems director of sales and marketing, said, “The integration of proven Auto-PosiLift technology on our highly competitive and industry leading SAF CBX40 Slider Suspensions is a major step forward in providing our varying load fleet customers with a unique systems solutions that not only enhances the competitive position of their operation, but offers additional driver safety and convenience features.” SAF CBX40 Tandem Axle Slider Suspensions with Auto-PosiLift technology are now available throughout North America from most Trailer OEMs. SAF-Holland www.safholland.us Booth: #34335


Peterbilt introduces mid-length Model 579 at MATS Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the addition of a mid-length BBC configuration to the all-new Model 579 product lineup. The new lightweight 117-in. BBC design offers excellent maneuverability and outstanding visibility while maintaining the Model 579’s exceptional aerodynamic characteristics. “The Model 579 improves customers’ bottom lines through higher reliability, better fuel economy, increased driver retention and enhanced resale value,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “The new midlength BBC Model 579 configuration offers additional weight reduction and performance advantages with the standard PACCAR MX-13 engine as the perfect powertrain complement. This combination of performance attributes optimizes the vehicle for weight sensitive customers, such as regional and bulk haul applications.” The new mid-length Model 579 can be configured as a day cab or with the full range of detachable Peterbilt sleepers. The 117-in. BBC hood features a durable, low-cost-of-repair threepiece design. In addition, the signature Peterbilt stainless steel grille and chromed surround not only provide long-lasting Continues on page 32

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Aerodynamic products pay for themselves FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit offers the first solution for addressing the drag-intensive area around the wheels of the tractor tandem, the maker said. According to FlowBelow, parked trailers significantly delay any return on investment for their aerodynamic products. Because tractors typically log more miles than trailers, the Tractor AeroKit achieves best-in-class ROI. Independent SAE J1321 fuel consumption test results indicate that a typical long haul tractor equipped with the AeroKit can expect to save about $1,800 per year in fuel costs. FlowBelow claims that the cost of the AeroKit can be recovered in about nine months for the average long haul trucking fleet. Product highlights include: • Fast and easy installation — no drilling or welding required • Instant and tool-free access to wheels • Lightweight and durable construction • Available in black or chrome The Tractor AeroKit is on display at the FlowBelow booth. FlowBelow www.flowbelow.com Booth #11080

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Meet Jennifer Jo Cobb at the Arrow Truck Sales booth Jennifer Jo Cobb will have her Camping World Series truck on display at the Arrow Truck Sales booth (#32455)—and will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans today: 2–3 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m – 12 p.m. (Special presentation about her career); and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. In June 2002, Jennifer debuted in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Kansas Speedway, finishing a respectable 16th position. In just her second national race, she finished 9th on the lead lap at Kansas Speedway on June 5, 2004. This was Cobb’s first race with a new team and car. She went to Nashville Super Speedway for the first time on qualifying day and after only about an hour of practice, qualified 9th out of 45 drivers. This was Cobb’s first time on a concrete surface track, and she finished 7th on the lead lap out of 41 starters. Her success in the 2004 ARCA RE/MAX Series events led to an opportunity to make her NASCAR Busch Series debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November of 2004. Cobb qualified 28th out of 53, including 17 full- and part-time NEXTEL Cup drivers. Arrow Truck Sales www.arrowtrucks.com Booth #32455


Long Haul Trucking extends safety and recruiting campaign

For the last 27 years, paying the bulk of line haul revenue to first class owner-operators has been the recipe for Long Haul Trucking’s success since 1986. The quality of Long Haul’s drivers and equipment has earned many safety and service awards, allowing Long Haul to charge significantly better than average rates to the end customer, which benefits its owner-operators and drivers alike. After a successful safety and recruiting campaign, which landed owner-operator Steve Wright a new victory motorcycle last year at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Long Haul has extended the campaign and will be offering the same program this season. One lucky owneroperator or company driver will win a new Arctic Cat Wildcat side-byside 4-wheeler. Stop by the Long Haul Trucking booth to find out details on the exciting promotion that benefits any new and/or existing Long Haul driver. It’s as simple as driving safe and making prompt deliveries. The Long Haul Trucking recruiting booth is in the south wing of the show in Booth 31650. On display will be veteran owner-operator Josh Hainstock’s 379 award-winning show truck and two Benson trailers, equipped with Quick Draw tarping systems. This equipment has been instrumental in Long Haul’s success in becoming America’s premier retractable tarping flatbed fleet, the company said. The promotion’s grand prize, a new 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat, also will be on display. Drivers can get a free photo taken with the beautiful Long Haul Performance team and pick up a popular Long Haul Trucking calendar. For more information, call recruiters Al, Dick or Dan at 800-255-5153 ext. 671 or visit Long Haul’s website. Long Haul Trucking www.longhaultrucking.com Booth: #31650

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Mizco expands Tough Tested mobile phone accessories The Tough Tested division of Mizco International announced the

expansion of its series of heavyduty, professional grade mobile

technology accessories. Based on real-world input from professional drivers, the newly expanded Tough Tested line now includes an extension of the best-selling Tough Tested Smartphone Case Series, and the first items in a newly developed Tough Tested Cable and USB Power Series, all designed, engineered and manufactured to meet the exacting usage requirements and needs of professional drivers. Tough Tested said it developed a complete Cable and Portable Power Series. Available for first quarter delivery, at a suggested retail price of $19.99, the new Tough Tested 3.1 Amp Dual USB power extender features an 8-ft.-long, heavy-gauge coiled cord that brings the power to drivers, allowing them to safely plug in USB devices without having to reach over to the dash and take their eyes off the road. The extra long cord also extends the reach of USB power to anywhere in the vehicle. Heavy-duty CLA insertion tabs keep the extender firmly plugged in, and lighted USB ports allow for easy use in a dark cab. With a full 3.1 amps of power, the USB extender allows simultaneous charging of tablets and smartphones, and the vehicle mounting disc system offers additional safety and flexibility within the cab environment. The USB Extender is finished with a heat retardant, rubberized tactile coating, the company said. Two new premium grade cable series join the Tough Tested family. Premium Braided Cables and Premium Coiled Cables are heavy-duty, tangle-free and have gold tips for optimal connectivity, the maker said. Available in Miniand Micro-USB, 30-Pin Apple connector, and 3.5-mm auxiliary audio configurations, these premium 6-ft. cables are a significant upgrade from standardgrade cables. Mizco International www.mizco.com Booth:# 69097

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ContiPressureCheck system launches at Mid-America Following a year of real-world testing with commercial truck fleets across the U.S., Continental Tire the Americas is kicking off sales of its ContiPressureCheck system this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The official launch of the tire pressure monitoring system for commercial trucks will take place at the Continental pavilion, where the company’s Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit has combined forces for the second year with the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit to demonstrate products and solutions that lower the overall driving costs for fleets, the company said. ContiPressureCheck, first demonstrated at the 2012 Mid-America event, has undergone extensive testing at fleets throughout the U.S., said Clif Armstrong, Continental Tire the Americas director of marketing for truck tires. “Today, our distribution channels for this system are fully in place, and we are ready to open sales of this system to our customers nationwide. Whether you are an owner-operator, a small fleet or a large trucking operation, ContiPressureCheck is ready to start adding value to your operation and safeguarding your tire investment,” Armstrong said. The ContiPressureCheck system, jointly developed by the Commercial Vehicle Tire, Body and Security, and Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business units, utilizes sensors mounted inside the tires to provide accurate temperature and pressure readings, according to the company. Alerts and warnings are displayed inside the cab, and the system can be used for tractors, trailers or in combination. Continental Tire the Americas www.continental-truck.com Booth #18252

Balance Masters awarded 5-year government contract Sun-Tech Innovations, creator of the Balance Masters self-adjusting wheel-balancing system, has been awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to maintain vehicles owned by the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Balance Masters’ patented system uses fluid mercury to actively compensate for any out-of-balance condition and vibration. The devices eliminate wear patterns and only require a single installation, according to the company. “Balance Masters is the only product of its kind that has been formally tested and approved by the U.S. military,” said Chris Gamble, owner of SunTech. “We all know military vehicles need to perform flawlessly under extremely difficult conditions. If Balance Masters is good enough for the military, it is good enough for fleets, private vehicles and virtually anything that spins.” Balance Masters www.balancemasters.com Booth #69221

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Bergstrom helps buyers understand BTU ratings Bergstrom Inc. said it wants consumers to understand BTU ratings and how they are calculated in order to empower buyers to make informed decisions when shopping for a noidle system. Ratings in the no-idle marketplace currently range from 3,000 BTUs to as high as 30,000 BTUs. These discrepancies arise because there is no governing body that sets and enforces an industry standard. As a result, some manufacturers manipulate and inflate BTU numbers to entice buyers to their products. To help bring clarity to BTU numbers, Bergstrom conducted independent no-idle tests. “Competitors don’t exhaust the same testing procedures and credentials we do at Bergstrom,” said Alan Leupold, director of testing and development for Bergstrom. “The BTUs we share with our consumers accurately display how they will perform when you are on the road. Our competitors’ numbers won’t hold up.” Bergstrom encourages consumers to ask manufacturers how BTU evaporators are rated. According to Bergstrom, if the manufacturer can’t provide an answer, chances are they have manipulated the numbers using one of these methods: • Increasing air inlet temperature • Manipulating refrigerant temperature • Using blower manufacturer’s airflow stats to measure capacity • Rating performance at maximum air temperature and humidity • Neglecting to show time unit of measurement Bergstrom said it wants to create an even playing field to help consumers make intelligent decisions when comparing air conditioning systems. Bergstrom Inc. www.bergstrominc.com Booth #12080

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) MATS, one of the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world, is held each year at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky. The show attracts 70,000+ attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors from throughout the U.S. and abroad. MATS offers attendees the best opportunity to efficiently research the latest products and services, gain insight into current topics in the industry, and network with attendees and exhibitors from around the world. No other show offers more under one roof than the annual MidAmerica Trucking Show. Learn more at www.truckingshow.com.


Red Eye Radio’s Rendezvous Red Eye Radio’s lobby booth at MATS will once again be the premier celebrity Rendezvous spot. Host Eric Harley will be on hand to introduce drivers and attendees to country music artist Kix Brooks to open the show. In addition, country music recording artists Maggie Rose and Edgar Hansen, Deck Boss of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” and Marc Springer of A&E Network’s “Shipping Wars” also will be on site in the Red Eye Radio lobby booth shaking hands, signing autographs, and taking pictures with attendees (for complete lineup, visit www.redeyeradioshow.com). Born and raised in Shreveport, La., Kix Brooks was influenced by a variety of regional musical styles ranging from Cajun to blues to jazz to country. In 1990, Brooks teamed with Ronnie Dunn to form Brooks & Dunn, the highest selling duo in the history of country music. They have sold more than 30 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, had 23 #1 hits, and set a new record with their 41st top 10 single. Brooks ventured into the world of radio in 2006 when he took over the hosting reins of the long-running syndicated radio program American Country Countdown. While at the Red Eye booth, attendees will have a chance to register for GPS units, CB Radios, Justin J Max Boots and many other prizes to be given away throughout the show. Sponsors of this year’s Red Eye Radio MATS Rendezvous include Chevron Delo, Pilot Flying J, Western Star Trucks, Progressive Insurance and uShip. Red Eye Radio www.redeyeradioshow.com Booth: #41064

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VDO RoadLog EOBR protects your CSA scores VDO RoadLog is an allin-one solution for daily logbook and compliance reporting. Requiring no monthly fee, long-term contract or smartphone, it’s an easy and affordable compliance tool to protect your CSA scores and help you qualify for the most profitable loads, the maker said. The VDO RoadLog Electronic On Board Recorder provides automated HOS logs with GPS accuracy and other key compliance data, such as Vehicle Inspection and Repair Maintenance. RoadLog automatically tracks time on the road and warns if a driver is about to exceed allowable limits. It also can track status while off-duty, on-duty, or in sleeper berth. RoadLog’s built-in printer makes for fast roadside inspections. Data also can be provided through USB file transfer. VDO RoadLog can be installed in your truck in as little as 15 minutes, is FMCSA compliant and is update-ready for future requirements, the company added. VDO Commercial Vehicles www.vdoroadlog.com Booth: #18252-1


CRC a trusted name for 50+ years

For more than 50 years, CRC Industries Inc. has been a trusted supplier of specialty chemicals for maintenance and repair professionals and do-ityourselfers in the automotive, heavy trucking, marine, industrial and hardware markets, the company said. Founded in 1958 as Corrosion Reaction Consultants with a single product, CRC has vastly expanded its product offerings and market presence, and today CRC products are sold in the U.S., Europe, South America and the Pacific Rim. CRC has launched Diesel 1Tank Power Renew, the “Official fuel system cleaner of the National Association of Diesel Motorsports,” says Ron Knoch, president of NADM. “CRC has a long-standing reputation for quality products that deliver on their claims, and this product is no exception. I’ve tried it in my own truck and noticed an immediate pickup in pedal response.” 1-Tank Power Renew is a concentrated one-tank cleanup that delivers a powerful shock to dirty fuel systems—it is three times more potent than other diesel fuel cleaners, the maker said, adding that one bottle treats up to 125 gal. of fuel. CRC Industries www.crcindustries.com

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Progressive has great deal for owner-operators Starting in March, Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance said it will offer owner operators a great deal on a trailer skirt with a proven track record to increase fuel efficiency on their trucks by up to 7.45%. The AeroFlex Trailer Skirt, produced by Freight Wing, will be sold at certain Progressive Network Repair Facilities for about $700, with a sevenyear warranty. The trailer skirts normally retail for more than $1,000 with a standard 3year warranty. The purchase of a skirt at a Progressive Network Repair Facility will include a wrapped skirt with Progressive’s logo on the side. Shipping is included in the purchase of the skirt. To keep installation convenient for owner operators, Progressive said it strategically chose Network Repair Shops that will be car-

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rying the skirts to geographically cover the country. The goal is to make it so truckers won’t have to venture too far from their normal route to get one installed Some other proven strengths of the AeroFlex Trailer Skirt include: • EPA SmartWay/CARB approved 7.45% fuel savings in SAE/TMC J1321 testing by independent third party • Save more than 400 gal. of fuel every 50,000 mi. of trailer operation • New proprietary flexible plastic panels to maximize durability for the life of the trailer Owner-operators who are interested in learning more about the offer can visit www.progressive.com/trailerskirt. Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance www.progressive.com Booth #13240

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CAT Scale launches App for Android Smartphones CAT Scale Co. said it has developed an application for Android smartphones that will allow drivers to weigh their truck without leaving the cab. The new Weigh My Truck application allows drivers to weigh their truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal and get the weights displayed right on their smartphone. The app also will email a PDF copy scale ticket or weight information text file to up to five email addresses the driver specifies. If drivers need a hard copy scale ticket, they can still pick up a printed CAT Scale ticket at the fuel desk within an hour after weighing using the Weigh My Truck application. The new application is currently being tested and will be available to the trucking public in June. Drivers will be able to create an account online that will store basic truck information and email preferences, as well as keep a record of past weigh transactions. More information is available on the website. CAT Scale Co. www.weighmytruck.com Booth #36020


Yokohama Tire giving away $5,000 vacation at MATS Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) attendees will have a chance to win a $5,000 “Take the High Road” vacation and iPad 2s, courtesy of two contests conducted by Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) in booth 14124. “Everyone needs a break from the daily grind—especially the men and women that keep the country moving by delivering the goods and products that we all use every day,” said Rick Phillips, Yokohama’s director of commercial sales. “That’s why Yokohama created this vacation contest: to give a lucky driver a chance to get away and enjoy a relaxing vacation of their choice worth $5,000.” Phillips said drivers can earn their chance by besting each other in a skills game held throughout the show hours. All winners will be entered in a random drawing for the grand prize, which is a voucher worth $5,000. “Drivers will just have to come by the Yokohama booth to find out exactly how they qualify,” Phillips said. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the show on March 23. The winner does not have to be present. MATS attendees can also win an iPad 2 (3G and Wi-Fienabled) daily by registering at YTC’s booth. Showgoers must be present at the iPad drawings to win. “With the ‘Take the High Road’ contest, free iPad 2s and the launch of two new commercial tires—the TY517 ultra wide base drive tire and the RY407 ultra wide base trailer tire—our booth will be where the action is for MATS attendees,” said Phillips. Yokohama Tire Corp. www.yokohamatire.com Booth: #14124

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ZF offers ‘New Generation Damper’ clutch concept ZF said it is presenting products at MATS that boost the energy efficiency in trucks. According to the company, the remarkable feature of the new NGD clutch concept (short for “New Generation Damper”) is its powerful torsional vibration damping. Its use is particularly efficient if Class 8 trucks are equipped with thrifty engines, which at low engine speeds can produce stronger torsional vibrations, damaging the driveline in the long run. Beginning this month, ZF has been producing the technology for the U.S. market in a newly opened production section at the ZF location in Gainesville, Ga. The clutch, with a 15.5 in. diameter, features high-power ZF torsional damper technology. It prevents engine-induced rotational irregularities which are transmitted via the clutch to the driveline. These torsional vibrations can cause a higher noise and vibration level in the vehicle and damage the driveline. Many commercial vehicle engines, however, produce higher torsional vibrations in the low speed range— a side effect of fuel-efficient engine design. The NGD technology from ZF has the main function of decoupling these vibrations. ZF supplies the clutches both with manual wear compensation and “Twin XTend NGD”—the latter with a clutch pressure plate that automatically compensates wear on the clutch plates. As is the case with all clutches from ZF, the NGD series is made of harder steel, and the design of the spring seats is robust in order to make them more durable, according to the company. ZF www.ZF.com Booth: #32555

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New 5-in. Magellan RoadMate Commercial GPS now Available Magellan announces the immediate availability of its new 5-in. compliance-ready RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB designed with a premium safety and convenience navigation suite for the needs of professional drivers before, during and after their onthe-road trips. From trip planning to managing required log reporting after trips, the space-saving product helps to improve productivity and reduce costs, the company said. Available now from Amazon.com and TravelCenters of America, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB retails for $279.99. According to the company, with the 5370T-LMB, professional drivers can set up customizable routes based on their vehicle’s dimensions, as well as applicable hazmat restrictions. Multi-destination routing allows drivers to plan their stops and optimize routes to be more efficient. While on the road, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370TLMB helps drivers keep their eyes on the road with spoken street

MGM offers e•Stroke brake monitoring for air disc brakes

name guidance and audible turnby-turn directions. The integrated Bluetooth wireless technology enables professional drivers to safely talk hands-free when the GPS is paired with a compatible Bluetooth phone. According to the company, at the end of their trip, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370TLMB facilitates preparing required compliance reports, including hours of service and state mileage for IFTA fuel records, the maker added. A comprehensive log of trip information by each driver is retained in the Magellan GPS device for easy exporting into reports. Magellan www.magellangps.com Booth: #64168

Power Flex by Power Drives offered

MGM has announced e•Stroke Brake Monitoring for air disc brake applications. According to the company, by building on the success of its patented e•Stroke Brake Monitoring system for drum brakes, MGM has now expanded Electronic Brake Monitoring to heavy-duty air disc brake-equipped vehicles. Air Disc brakes are notoriously difficult to visually inspect, the company said. To discern proper function or to perform any diagnostic task requires wheel removal with the associated labor costs and downtime. e•Stroke for air disc brakes provides realtime insight into brake function and status, virtually performing a brake inspection with each brake application. Whether used as a stand-alone diagnostic and safety tool, or integrating with vehicle diagnostics, on-board recorders, and AVM devices, e•Stroke provides valuable feedback for maintenance by enhancing safety while potentially reducing downtime and labor diagnostic costs. Today’s safety and maintenance programs are mandated to find more efficient ways to perform needed maintenance. The system for heavy-duty air disc brakes provides maintenance operations and drivers a reliable and efficient way to be proactive in brake safety, the company added. MGM Brakes www.mgmbrakes.com Booth: #22185

Racor displays fuel polishing cart

The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. is displaying the Racor Fuel Polishing Cart at MATS. According to the company, the cart is a cost-effective way to clean fuel at the job site, offering complete fuel filtration by cleaning and recycling old or conPower Drives Inc. introduces its new taminated fuel. It also can be used in preventahose technology, the Power Flex. Created tive maintenance practices to keep fuel tanks with a combination of conductive PTFE clean, or to clean up fuel tanks that have tube material with a carbon liner and stain- become contaminated with rain, dirt, rust and less steel braid construction, this unique mate- microbial growth. rial affords users all benefits of the standard PTFE hose while The Racor Fuel Polishing Cart Features: providing twice the flexibility. The optimum wire diameter • Heavy-duty construction and braid pattern allows a tighter bend radius for • Portability streamlined routing, while reducing the potential for • Corrosion resistance stack up. The hose is available in -6 and -8 sizes. • Cam lock fittings In addition to the added flexibility of Power Flex, PDI is showcasing • Complete hose kit “Quick-Lok” (QLT) and “Quick Seal” (QST) Technologies, which afford • Cord reel end users the ability to quickly assemble their fluid connections and • Racor’s FBO-14 filter assembly with high capacity fuel water separator. enjoy all the benefits of a superior sealing mechanism. For more information, request brochure RSL0020 or call 800-344-3286 for Power Drives Inc. technical assistance. www.powerdrives.com Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. www.phstock.com Booth #66165 Booth #30180

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Spectra Premium offers radiator for Freightliner Cascadia New for MATS (stop by booth #62144) are Spectra Freightliner Cascadia Series Radiators, which feature: • All-aluminum design • Heavy gauge tubes for superior overall strength • Redesigned mounting brackets for durability According to Spectra Premium, latemodel trucks are much more demanding on the cooling system. They operate at higher temperatures and pressures, requiring a more robust Charge Air Cooler. Traditional Tube and Fin CAC is a standard design for most OE units and is designed to fit the manufacturer’s cooling requirements. On heavier applications, premature failures such as tube to header leaks sometimes have been observed. The bar and plate design is usually a better option for newer trucks, as it can withstand superior heat variations, the company noted. The bar and plate consists of fins pressed between aluminum sheets and fitted with a header and face bar. This stacking is brazed together, creating a single solid piece in allowing the tanks to be welded directly to the core. The heavy gauge side bars and end caps are the reason behind this design’s strength and longevity. This stronger and more robust design will contribute in reducing costs associated with warranty returns and replacements, according to the maker. Spectra Premium www.spectrapremium.com Booth: #62144

Horton introduces the Modulator RCV250 fully variable fan drive Horton’s Modulator RCV250 Fully Variable Fan Drive is an integrated beltdriven fan drive of lighter, compact design, engineered to turn larger fans that require higher torque. The Modulator RCV250’s variable operation reduces fan noise, and increases fuel efficiency and available horsepower. Its innovative design and lower parts count result in reduced initial, replacement and maintenance costs when compared to a viscous fan drive and drive hub combination, according to the company. At the end of its lifecycle, the product can be returned to Horton for remanufacturing—a plus for the environment, the maker noted. The Modulator RCV250 is compatible with Horton’s fan technology, including WindMaster Revolution High-efficiency, Hybrid-flow Fans. The new fan drive is directly controlled and managed by the engine’s electronic control unit (ECU). It can be combined with Horton’s Di Controller for precision cooling. Horton Inc. www.hortonww.com

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Detroit celebrates 75th anniversary – Continued from the cover strategy to have uniform processes worldwide, resulting in the most efficient, highest quality and lowest cost of ownership products in the industry. The complete portfolio of model-year 2013 Detroit engines is fully compliant with Greenhouse Gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Detroit noted it achieved compliancy a full year ahead of the mandate, underscoring parent company DTNA’s overall commitment to improving fuel efficiency and emissions. www.demanddetriot.com Booth #30155

Eaton, Cummins announce powertrain package – Continued from the cover less-than-truckload applications. Executives from both companies said this product announcement is the result of a long-standing collaboration between Eaton and Cummins. The powertrain package promises to deliver a more fuel-efficient, reliable and robust powertrain package. “Cummins and Eaton have had an extensive technical and business relationship over the years, in which we have collaborated on powertrain solutions for the North American on-highway markets that we serve,” said Lori Thompson, Cummins vice president—Truck and Bus OEM Business. “This latest chapter in our partnership combines some of the best technologies from both companies and makes them smarter; delivering the level of fuel economy improvements that our customers have come to expect.” “The collaboration between the Eaton and Cummins teams has resulted in a superior powertrain package with which both fleet owners and professional drivers will be thrilled,” said Tim Sinden, president—North American Truck Operations, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “The level of integration between this transmission and engine is bestin-class in the North American heavy-duty truck market.” The Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated transmission will be offered as a small ratio step Over-Drive model with new Cummins ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings; the ISX15 415 ST2 with torque of 1,450/1,650 ft.-lbs., and the ISX15 450 ST2 with torque of 1,550 ft.lbs./1,750 ft.-lbs. According to the company, through a combination of hardware and software enhancements, the powertrain package benefits include: • Integrated power, fuel and shifting strategies to provide 3% to 6% fuel economy improvement for linehaul and regional haul applications; • Optimized engine and transmission communications and new control logic enable further engine down-speeding in the over-drive position, and the effective use of direct drive technology in operational conditions required for a blend of perfect efficiency. The new engine and transmission combination has been designed specifically to work smarter to maximize fuel economy benefits. Cummins’ new ISX15 SmartTorque2 ratings are the next generation of today’s SmartTorque ratings and precisely manage the power needed for the load demand. The Vehicle Acceleration Management is a patented Cummins electronic feature that manages vehicle acceleration for smoother shifting. This feature contributes to fuel economy benefits in stop-and-go duty cycles found in regional haul applications. The powertrain package is currently undergoing field-testing with various sized fleets, and initial testing and customer validation results are confirming the 3% to 6% fuel economy improvement, the engine maker added. Eaton Corp. www.eaton.com


WABCO showcases air disc brakes at MATS WABCO Holdings Inc., a global technology and tierone supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, announced at MATS that series production trucks from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) are now on the road and fitted with WABCO’s breakthrough MAXXUS heavy-duty single-piston air disc brake technology. As previously announced, WABCO entered into a long-term supply agreement with DTNA in June 2012. As a result, MAXXUS brakes have been fitted to DTNA’s range of vehicles since February 2013. MAXXUS is currently available on Freightliner Cascadia, Coronado, Columbia, Business Class M2 and SD models, as well as Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 platforms. “Daimler Trucks North America is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles in North America, and we are proud to supply them with WABCO’s MAXXUS air disc brakes, a game-changing generation of high performance, low weight braking technology that significantly increases vehicle safety and efficiency,” said Nikhil Varty, WABCO President, Americas. “MAXXUS, being specifically tailored for the local market, is yet another example of WABCO’s differentiation through technology leadership and a further demonstration of the company’s commitment to serve North American customers.” WABCO’s MAXXUS represents the lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brake for North America’s commercial vehicle industry. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, MAXXUS is more than 40 lbs. lighter than a comparable air disc brake when fitted to a 6x4 truck, thus boosting fuel efficiency and enabling increased transport payload, the maker said. MAXXUS air disc brakes have been specifically designed for the North American market and are well within U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for stopping distance, offering stable braking with virtually no fading and excellent downhill performance. In addition, an adaptor plate enables the MAXXUS air disc brake to be fitted to standard drum brake axles. The company’s latest innovation in air disc brakes also offers significant maintenance advantages over comparable drum brakes as service intervals are longer, resulting in less downtime, and brake pad changes take less than half the time of lining changes on drum brakes. MAXXUS is based on WABCO’s breakthrough MAXX 22 single-piston technology, pioneered in Europe. MAXX 22 brakes are the industry’s lightest and highest performing single-piston air disc brakes and have already been adopted by major globally operating makers of commercial trucks and buses. WABCO and Meritor WABCO www.meritorwabco.com Booth #34455

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Cummins emission solutions EcoFit Liquid-only urea dosing system unveiled Following the acquisition of Hilite International’s Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) division in July 2012, Cummins Emission Solutions added the EcoFit UL2 Liquid-Only Urea Dosing System to its engineered-components portfolio. “The acquisition gave Cummins Emission Solutions the opportunity to quickly expand its portfolio of engineered components with a proven urea dosing technology,” said Zach Gillen, general manager—Engineered Components at Cummins Emission Solutions. “And we believe the combination of Cummins system integration expertise, coupled with Hilite’s SCR component expertise, will allow us to better serve customers throughout the world.” The challenges to urea dosing are surpassed by the system’s unique dosing nozzle strategy. The dosing nozzle provides improved oxides of nitrogen (NOx) conversion efficiency rates through urea droplet sizes unrivaled by those of competitive airless systems, the company said, adding that with droplet sizes comparable to those of airassisted systems, the likelihood of urea droplets in the Decomposition Reactor is significantly reduced. As the only liquid-only doser on the market offering freeze robustness, urea can remain in the system at all times, even during freeze events. Keeping urea in the system prevents crystallization and clogging, eliminates the need for power at key-off for purging, allows quicker dosing at key-on and prevents damage to the system during intentional or unintentional power interruption of the vehicle. Cummins Inc. www.cummins.com Booth: #30035

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International ProStar begins production of MaxxForce 13L SCR Engine Navistar International is showcasing its initial production build of the International ProStar truck equipped with MaxxForce 13 with SCR at MATS. The company has announced that customer deliveries are beginning next month. “This signals yet another key milestone in our operating plan and further demonstrates our commitment to delivering value for our customers,” said Jack Allen, president of North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “Our customers are the focal point of everything we do, and this technology was implemented with their needs top-of-mind.” ProStar with MaxxForce 13 with SCR offers fleets and drivers the efficient power of a big bore engine with lighter weight components to maximize payload, the company said. Its design and compacted graphite iron block construction make it one of the lightest weight 13-liter engines in the industry. Horsepower options range from 365 to 475 with 1,250-1,700 ft.-lbs. of torque and the engine delivers excellent fuel economy and performance, International added. The MaxxForce 13 features the Cummins Emission Solutions after-

treatment system and includes numerous improvements to the turbochargers, EGR valves, high and low temperature coolers and exhaust bellows. The electronic control module recalibration to the SCR system will help the engine deliver more advanced fuel economy and improved overall power and throttle response, the company said, adding that its remaining lineup of International heavy-duty truck models will transition to SCR-based clean engine technology in a phased launch throughout the year. International is showing its portfolio of onhighway vehicles featuring SCR after-treatment technology at its booth. The exhibit theme, “Drive to Deliver,” emphasizes the company’s commitment to its customers, according to International, which added the booth includes interactive product displays, an area dedicated to fleet support solutions for full-service and self-maintainer customers, and a section devoted to celebrating customers. Navistar International www.navistar.com Booth #30895, 45005 & 45125

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Bendix announces MATS show tech talks This year’s Bendix Tech Talk Series at MATS will include insights on air disc and drum foundation brakes, air treatment and charging systems, and advanced safety technologies. Continuing the tradition established with the series’ launch in 2011, Bendix product and service experts will offer “how-to” demonstrations, interactive questionand-answer sessions, and discussion of the issues and technologies shaping the commercial vehicle industry. Open to all show attendees, the 15-minute Tech Talks begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21. The final session is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The full slate of 15 Tech Talks will take place at Bendix’s booth, #32305 in the South Hall. The Bendix Tech Talks will cover a variety of topics, including popular subjects such as alignment techniques of the new radar powering Bendix Wingman Advanced—a collision mitigation technology; proper replacement friction for high performance drum

brakes; and air disc brake maintenance and inspection techniques. “The Bendix Tech Talks deliver topics that are top of mind for today’s vehicle owners. There’s no better opportunity to learn from the experts, and to ask the questions that can help you operate your vehicle more efficiently and lower your total cost of ownership, and help ensure regulatory compliance. It’s 15 minutes well spent,” said Barbara Gould, Bendix director of communications. “The Bendix Tech Talks are an important part of our ongoing commitment to post-sales support. They offer an opportunity to educate and inform people in every part of the trucking industry—drivers, fleet operators, OEs and maintenance technicians alike.” Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems www.bendix.com Booth #32305 & 99800

Arctic Fox unveils coolant dam pressure tester Arctic Fox LLC has released the Cummins ISX Kit for use with the Coolant Dam Pressure Tester in servicing Cummins ISX After-Treatment Injector (ATI) units. This new kit works with the time-saving Coolant Dam to hold engine coolant inside the engine, with little or no coolant loss, even when pipe plugs, sensors, valves and other components are removed for replacement or repair. The attached Coolant Dam quickly converts from vacuum to a pressure tester so repairs can be tested without tedious hand pumping or running the engine. Arctic Fox LLC www.arctic-fox.com Booth: #61104

New 122SD from Freightliner Freightliner Trucks is displaying its new 122SD at MATS. The truck features rugged components that are tough enough to handle the most grueling of applications. With numerous enhancements to the former Coronado SD, the 122SD is now the cornerstone of the SD line of Freightliner severe duty vocational trucks, according to the company. With a GVWR of up to 92,000 lbs. and a GCWR of up to 160,000 lbs., the 122SD is engineered to haul heavy, oversized loads and can be configured for a variety of severe duty applications such as logging, oil/gas field services, concrete mixing, specialty/heavyhaul, crane, dump, vocational on-highway and towing/recovery. The 122SD has a durable, non-corrosive aluminum SD cab reinforced with e-coated steel, which meets stringent A-pillar impact, rollover and back wall impact tests. State-of-the-art adhesives and Henrob rivets further reinforce the ergonomically designed cab’s durable structure, the maker added. The chassis features a broad offering of vocational suspension choices and single or double channel frame rails having tensile strength of up to 120,000 PSI and up to 5 million RBM. Freightliner Trucks www.freightlinertrucks.com Booth #30125

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Volvo Trucks Cooper Standard Performance promotes Uptime Products Group addresses global growth in commercial vehicle market Protection Plan Cooper Standard’s Performance Products Group’s sealing and exterior systems, fluid delivery

Volvo Trucks North America has launched the Uptime Protection Plan, offering a credit for qualifying repairs that cannot be completed within 24 hours. Customers registered with Volvo Uptime Protection Plan are reimbursed $100 a day for each day up to five days for each warrantable engine repair that is not completed within 24 hours from the time of diagnosis. Reimbursements will be offered to the customer on a Volvo debit card that can be used at any Volvo Trucks dealership toward the payment of service, parts or accessories. “Our customers need their trucks up and running and our dealers need their customers to be satisfied,” said David Pardue, Volvo Trucks vice president of aftermarket solutions. “Both are critical to their respective bottom lines. The introduction of Volvo’s Uptime Protection Plan not only proves Volvo’s commitment to uptime, but it also shows that we unequivocally stand behind the quality of our products.” Volvo’s Uptime Protection Plan bundles together the Ride Assured pre-purchased preventative maintenance with extended warranty coverage to offer comprehensive service plans. Ride Assured can be financed with a new truck purchase. The combination of Ride Assured, ASIST, which is Volvo’s web-based service management tool, and Remote Diagnostics, provides Volvo’s North American customers a complete suite of aftermarket solutions designed to keep their trucks on the road, the company said. Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics, a standard feature on every Volvo-powered truck, helps maximize vehicle uptime through proactive diagnostic and repair planning assistance with detailed analysis of critical diagnostic trouble codes. It’s the first service introduced under the Connected Vehicle services category of the Volvo Trucks Support Services bundled aftermarket offering. Volvo Trucks www.volvotrucks.us.com Booth: #32125, 43055, 91550

systems, thermal and emissions systems, and anti-vibration systems are on display at MATS. Cooper Standard’s Performance Products Group is built upon the expertise and technology of Cooper Standard to serve adjacent markets, such as commercial vehicle, off-highway and other specialty markets. To accelerate further growth in the commercial vehicle segment, Cooper Standard has created a dedicated website (www.cooperstandardperformance.com) for markets served by the group. In addition, it has a dedicated sales, engineering and support structure for the group, as well as an industry-specific production facility. The group currently supplies production components from all four of its products groups to major commercial vehicle OEM customers. “By leveraging our established product portfolio, engineering capabilities and manufacturing expertise, Cooper Standard is building upon our current industry relationships to further grow in the global commercial vehicle market,” said Keith Stephenson, chief operating officer, Cooper Standard. “We’re dedicated to applying our established knowledge to provide the products that OEMs and suppliers need to meet the emerging market demands as well as the performance and reliability requirements of their customers.” During MATS, Cooper Standard’s Performance Products Group is displaying key commercial vehicle products such as its innovative quick connect with sensor, coolant pumps, polycarbonate Class-A trim, Polycarbonate headlamp lenses and exhaust gas recirculation valves and coolers. Additionally, the Cooper Standard /Brad Keselowski Racing #29 racing transporter, as well as #29 driver and youngest National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Camping World Truck Series winner, Ryan Blaney, will be onsite Thursday and Friday at the company’s outdoor exhibit. Cooper Standard Performance Products www.cooperstandardperformanceproducts.com Booth: #40564 & 91480

Spicer Pro-40 Tandem Axles available through Kenworth, Peterbilt Data Books Dana Holding Corp. said the Spicer Pro-40 tandem axle is now offered in the 2013 PACCAR data books for commercial vehicles under the Kenworth and Peterbilt nameplates. The Spicer Pro-40 family of heavy-duty 40,000-lb. tandem drive axles supplies a reliable, lightweight option for linehaul, bulk, regional and city delivery fleets. It offers a dramatic weight reduction and improved power density, enabling customers to increase payload, improve fuel economy and ultimately improve their bottom line. The axle is nearly 100 lbs. lighter than the nearest competitive axle and now offers a new thinner wall version for further weight reductions on select applications. “Most of our competitors offer a single 40,000-lb. tandem product that is designed to meet a broad spectrum of application requirements, but it is clear that one size is not the optimum solution for all,” said Pat D’Eramo, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies. “The Spicer Pro-40 axle offers a dramatic weight reduction because it allows customers to spec exactly what they need to maximize efficiency.” Available in a wide range of ratios from 3.25 to 3.90, the Spicer Pro-40 axle is ideal for commercial trucks with nine-, 10-, 12- or 13-speed overdrive transmissions; diesel engines rated up to 475 HP and 1750 ft.-lbs. of torque; and gross combination weight ratings up to 80,000 lbs. Dana Holding Corp. www.dana.com/commercialvehicle Booth #30555 The Mid-America Trucking Show Daily

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Advertisers’ Index & Exhibit Locator Booth

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West Wing Exhibitors Maxion Wheels 27 Booth 62196 MIZCO International (Tough Tested) 23 Booth 69097 Rand McNally 29 Booth 67129, 68132 & 68144 Spectra Premium Industries 17 Booth 62144

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ExxonMobil Mack Trucks Inc.

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provide long-lasting appearance, but also are designed to protect the cooling module from road debris. The 117-in. BBC hood is sloped for aerodynamic efficiency, and when combined with the 579’s panoramic-style windshield, offers exceptional forward visibility. Also, the set-back front axle position optimizes weight distribution and provides excellent maneuverability in congested environments. “The turning radius and the ride and handling characteristics of the 117-in. BBC Model 579 provide increased efficiency and performance,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “ The 117-in. BBC Model 579 will be available with the 2013 PACCAR MX-13 engine June 2013. Peterbilt Motors Co. www.peterbilt.com Booth #30385

Rand McNally said it has begun selling its TND 760 EOBR/fleet management solution at retail locations. Travel Centers of America (TA)/Petro, a full-service travel center company in the U.S. serving the professional driver community, is the first retailer to carry the TND 760 devices in its stores. Additionally, TA will offer professional installation services for the devices at select locations. Launched one year ago to the commercial transportation market, Rand McNally’s TND 760 is a compliant EOBR and mobile fleet management device that seamlessly integrates with a truck’s on-board computer. Those who purchase the TND 760 device at TA can then sign up for a service plan (starting at less than $20/month) at randmcnally.com/activation. Installation of the device can be done in less than 30 minutes by plugging it in with a single cable and using the suction mount included in the package. Or, those who prefer may opt to have their device installed at 20 select TA locations beginning April 1. Installation services will be available at most TA locations in the near future. Rand McNally www.randmcnally.com Booth #67129, 68132 & 68144

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