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Take-Aways from the 2019 MATS

The Exciting Results of the Mid-America Trucking Show 2019

If you weren't able to attend the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) this past March, take the time to learn how this annual event continues to grow with success. Vendors and attendees come from across the United States and around the globe. The "Post Show Report" is impressive.

The media captured exciting and interesting trucking information, announcements, and products. Here are just a few of the highlights from this year's 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show. 

Hours of Service Reform on the Horizon

Tandem Thoughts covered the much-welcomed appearance of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao with the announcement that the HOS reform proposal is heading to the White House Office of Management and Budget for discussion. Owner-operators and small business truckers were instrumental in getting the attention of Secretary Chao with "more than 5,200 comments" requesting changes to be made to the hours of service rules and regulations. 

Dedicated Discussion on Personal Conveyance Time

Transport Topics sat in to listen to The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) cover "personal conveyance time," a topic that truck drivers are having a hard time understanding its definition. The director of enforcement and compliance explained how to understand when it's a driver's personal conveyance time.

Two New Truck Tires Revealed

Transport Topics also reported on BF Goodrich's to new trucking tires, "one for the steering axle and one for the trailer axles, designed to enhance long haul, tanker, refrigerated, and dry van models."

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