Western Star brought several different trucks to Mid America this year, including its soon-to-be-famous "Optimus Prime" big rig that's "loosely" based on an all-new 2015 model 5700 highway tractor design.
A lucky key made Brad Peterson of Wellington, CO, the grand prize winner of the “Drive a Firestone” sweepstakes organized by Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Peterson took home a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 Peterbilt tractor, an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2014 Indianapolis 500 race, assistance to help defray tax costs and up to a five year supply of Firestone tires.
Walmart, in cooperation with Great Dane Trailers, Peterbilt Motors and Roush Engineering, displayed the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (AVE) “demonstration concept” tractor-trailer at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.
Peterbilt brought a variety of different truck models to the 2014 Mid America Trucking Show, including everything from a natural gas-powered highway tractor to a classic 1939 Model 334 straight truck that featured an interior partially made from oak wood.
Kenworth showed off a wide array of its models at the 2014 Mid America Trucking Show, including an updated K270/K370 medium-duty cabover and its production-line ready T680 "Advantage" package, which went on sale in the first week of March this year.
Ahead of the opening of the 2014 Mid America Trucking Show, Cummins Inc. held a press conference to highlight some of its new ndeavors and products, as well as provide the company's perspective on trends that will affect the trucking industry.