September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Flatbed, Trailer Orders
August 28, 2015 - Product News
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.
Tags: Trailers, FTR Associates, Trailer Orders
July 31, 2015 - Product News
Trail King has released its complete line of agricultural product offerings with additional products from its recent acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Agricultural Fleets
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National, Meritor
July 15, 2015 - Product News
The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.
Tags: Thermo King, GHG, Reefers, Trailers
July 6, 2015 - Industry News
Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.
Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,
Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.
Tags: Trailers, People, East Manufacturing
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
Trail King Industries has acquired aluminum grain trailer maker Dakota Trailer Manufacturing expanding the company’s agricultural product line.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
Carrier's reefer activities date to 1940, and Transicold brand was formed in 1970, when the company acquired Transicold Co., based in California.
Tags: Carrier Transicold, Transport Refrigeration, Trailers, Company Anniversaries
April 13, 2015 - Product News
A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.
Tags: Regulations, Xtra Lease, Size and Weight, Trailers
March 25, 2015 - Product News
Wabco says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide advanced air disc brakes for an integrated trailer-axle product with weight-saving potential.
Tags: Trailers, Hendrickson, Wabco, Air Disc Brake, MATS
March 18, 2015 - Product News
Talbert Manufacturing updated its Traveling Axle Series, increasing hauling capacity by 5 tons. The five new trailer models will replace the previous versions within the trailer series.
Tags: Capacity, Dropdeck Trailers, MATS, Talbert Trailers, Trailers
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
East Manufacturing named Waters Truck & Tractor and Waters International Trucks as authorized East dealers. Waters will offer East’s full line of flatbed, drop deck and dump trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing, Dropdeck Trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Dump Trailers
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Spireon, Trailer Tracking, Swift Transportation, Trailers
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Freight, FTR, Trailer Orders
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.
Tags: Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
Antares Trailers has been acquired by Direct Trailer, a Texas-based manufacturer of custom flatbeds and drop-deck trailers. The acquisition will expand Direct Trailers production capabilities and increase the business volume.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dropdeck Trailers
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