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Louisville Switching Blog

Recap of the 2018 Mid-America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 29, 2018 1:46:20 PM

Yesterday, we posted a recap of our Open House that we hosted at our facility on March 14th. If you weren't able to make it, catch up here to see what you missed. As mentioned in that recap, we intentionally plan our open house to fall a week before the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS) and today we recap the event if you also were not able to attend the show. 

March Wrap Up - Open House and Mid America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 31, 2017 1:23:18 PM

Anyone that follows along with our brand online might know that February and March can be a whirlwind around Louisville Switching. It starts in February with our annual dealer meeting with Kalmar Ottawa. We are a Premier Partner Dealer and always look forward to attending this event. Then we head straight into planning for our Annual Open House. Well this year was no different. 

Louisville Swiching Goes to the Mid-America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 17, 2017 4:30:52 PM

The 2017 Mid-America Truck Show is almost here! We're so excited for our city to host the largest annual event in the world for the heavy-duty trucking industry. Of course, we wouldn't miss out as it's practically in our backyard. While we're there, we'd love to connect with you! You can reach out to us through Facebook or Twitter during the show, but you can also come visit us in person at our booth. We'll be at booth #12056 in the North Wing. If you've never attended before or you're still deciding if you'll attend, here are some details you might like to know.

Mid America Trucking Show Prepares for Massive Crowd

Posted by Donald Robinson

Feb 18, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Heavy-duty trucking enthusiasts will swarm nearly 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space March 26-28 at the Kentucky Expo Center. Researching the latest products and services in the trucking industry and networking with other attendees and exhibitors, this year's Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Video from the 2014 Mid America Truck Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Apr 11, 2014 10:17:00 AM

In this video taken at the 2014 Mid America Truck Show, Bob McTernan of Ottawa describes some of the improvements made on the newest model, the Ottawa T2 Yard Truck.

The T2 Ottawa Yard Truck is the 2015 model and can be ordered now. This model has many customer-suggested improvements including 30% more windshield and side glass panels for greater visibility and safety. Several of the fluids that require routine maintenance have easy access from the ground for improved maintenance efficiency and safety. The T2 Yard Truck is hands down the best yard truck designed to date.

Louisville Switching will See You at the Mid America Trucking Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 25, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Nearly 70,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors from across the country will come together March 27-29 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky for the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. This event is more than a tradeshow. It is an annual forum for the trucking industry and provides face-to-face interaction between industry representatives and trucking professionals.

Video: Ottawa Yard Trucks and Emissions

Posted by Donald Robinson

Apr 9, 2013 2:48:00 PM

In this video shot at the 2013 Mid America Truck Show, Chris Troutt talks about emissions on Ottawa Yard Trucks. EPA regulations state that you need to burn a certain amount of emissions in order to be legal.

The Ottawa Yard Truck Skycab

Posted by Donald Robinson

Apr 2, 2013 3:10:00 PM

We had a great time at this year's Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Kentucky. We had two Ottawa Yard Trucks on display. One yard truck was a tandem axle with a standard cab, and the other was a single axle with the new Skycab. This was well received for several reasons. When drivers enter and exit the cab they often have to duck in and out, depending on their height. With the new Skycab feature they can stand upright without their head touching the ceiling. This new feature will save the backs of spotters who are making dozens of switches a day. Chris Troutt said, "If you are 6 foot tall you may need to duck a little bit, but it is the perfect height for the average height spotter." The floor to ceiling height is 69 inches so it makes it much more comfortable for the drivers to come in and out of their cabs.