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June 20, 2017 - Industry News

FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

Photo: Tom Berg

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

Tags: Trailers, LTL, FTR, Delivery Fleets, Double Trailers

June 15, 2017 - Industry News

May Trailer Orders Show Sixth Year Over Year Gain

May trailer orders were better than expected, according to preliminary estimates from ACT Research. After a very slow start last fall, orders have been up year over year every month since December.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Great Dane Relocates Atlanta Branch

Great Dane's new Atlanta facility. Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane’s Atlanta, Georgia, branch has moved to a new, significantly larger location, with an expanded parts showroom and bigger stock yard.

Tags: Trailers, New Facility, Atlanta, Great Dane

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal, TBEI, Trailers, Truck Equipment, Upfitters

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Adds Authorized Dealer in Green Bay

Truck Equipment Inc. headquarters in Green Bay. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has named Green Bay, Wis.-based Truck Equipment Inc. its latest authorized East Dealer.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Without a side underride guard, car in 35-mph crash test lodged beneath the semi-trailer. Photo: IIHS

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

Tags: Accidents, IIHS, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Thermo King Names Transport Specialists North American Dealer of the Year

Thermo King, manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions, recently recognized Cincinnati, Ohio-based Transport Specialists as its North American Dealer of the Year at the company's annual dealer principal meeting.

Tags: Trailers, Awards, Thermo King, Reefers, Dealers

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

Tags: Trailers, Brakes, Wabco, MATS

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Down in February, but Still Up From Last Year

February trailer orders are expected to trail January’s excellent numbers but still exceed last year’s numbers, according to the preliminary estimates from ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Stoughton Offers Sneak Peak of New Refrigerated Van

A new refrigerated trailer from Stoughton will be available to order late in 2017. Production is slated to begin in early 2018.

Tags: Stoughton Trailers, Refrigerated Trailers, Trailers, Technology & Maintenance Council

February 27, 2017 - Product News

Great Dane Reveals Smart Trailer Concept at TMC Meeting

Great Dane is presenting three new product features at the TMC Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition, including a new smart trailer concept, antimicrobial interior reefer liners, and a stronger rear impact guard.

Tags: Telematics, Trailers, Great Dane, Food and Beverage Fleets, Rear Impact Guards

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

January Trailer Orders Indicate Rise in Fleet Confidence

Photo: Stoughton Trailers

Trailer orders in January increased 92% compared to the same month of 2016 but were down slightly from December's orders, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

February 1, 2017 - Product News

Ridewell Approves Bendix Trailer Air Disc Brake For its Axles

Photo: Bendix

Ridewell Suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles.

Tags: Trailers, Bendix, Axles, Ridewell, Air Brakes

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Photo: Stephane Babcock

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

Tags: Trailers, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Finish Strong in December

Photo: Tom Berg

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a high note, with increases in dry van and reefer orders yet was down compared to November, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers Adds to Dealer Network

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a manufacturer of trailers and truck bodies, has appointed Kahn Truck Equipment and Stainless & Repair to its dealer network.

Tags: Trailers, Truck Bodies, Dealers

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Great Western Leasing and Sales Acquires Albuquerque Dealer

Heil Stainless Steel trailer. Photo via Heil Trailer

Great Western Leasing and Sales is buying Quality Trailer sales, a full-service trailer dealership based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tags: Trailers, Dealership, Doonan, Heil Trailer

December 19, 2016 - Product News

East Offers Hendrickson Trailer Air Disc Brake Option

Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing will offer the Hendrickson Maxx22T Trailer Air Disc Brake with Dura-Light Hub as the preferred air disc brake package option for all its trailers.

Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Hendrickson, Air Brakes

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

Dry Van Surge Powers Trailer Orders Past Expectations

Photo: Tom Berg

Trailer orders in November beat expectations by a wide margin due in part to large orders placed by large fleets, according to the latest trailer numbers from analysts at FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Dump Trailer Product Manager

Chris Cooler Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing appointed Chris Cooler as its product manager for dump trailers in addition to his role as Mid-South regional manager.

Tags: Leadership, People, East Manufacturing, Trailers, Dump Trailers

December 5, 2016 - Product News

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Aluminum, Flatbeds, Great Dane

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers Adds Ervin to Dealer Network

Toledo, Ill.-based transportation equipment dealer Ervin has been added to Stoughton Trailers’ network of North American dealers, the company announced.

Tags: Trailers, Dealership, Stoughton Trailers

November 24, 2016 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Platform Product Manager

East Manufacturing has named Bill Wallace as platform product manager, adding the duties to his current position as Northeast regional sales manager, the company announced.

Tags: Sales, Trailers, People, East Manufacturing

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Dealer Opens Full-Service Facility in Fresno

Photo via CVTR Facebook

Great Dane full-service dealer Central Valley Trailer Repair has opened a new facility in Fresno, Calif., offering a variety of sales, parts, and service accommodations.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Great Dane

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Dry Van Orders Hit 10-Month High in October

Net orders for all trailer types were up in October compared to the previous month and essentially met expectations, according to a report from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders

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