Mid America, trucks on show

The Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky took place last week and, as usual, had plenty of bling as well as new product on display. Reports from the show floor tell us there is optimism in the air among the trucking folk who attended. It would seem the industry over there is finally getting out of its post-2007 slump.

Here’s a beauty on its way to the Show and Shine at the MATS venue. It’s a 1980 Kenworth fitted with a Caterpillar 3408 V8, looking good!

Great video of a nicely customised Peterbilt, which is a livestock hauler. From the looks of it, the truck rarely sets foot in a paddock.

This guy is very enthusiastic about Mack Trucks, but who is Robb Mariani?

With its SuperTruck Freightliner had one of the trucks of the show. Here’s a round up of what else was on the stand at MATS.

This is an interesting model, the Volvo VNX heavy haul prime mover with tridrive for the Canadian market.