May 13, 2015 - Industry News
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate and other highways— regardless of state laws.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Trailers, 34-Hour Restart, Insurance
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
Strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of the company, a merger with another company, or another business combination, the company said.
Tags: Trailers, Manac Inc., Shareholders
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
The yards can be used for a "nominal" fee by almost all truckers, whether or not they're TK customers.
Tags: Thermo King, Truck Parking, Driver Shortage, Trailers
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
Net income was $19.1 million, or 27 cents per diluted share on net sales of $527 million, a quarterly record for the third consecutive quarter...
Tags: Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National
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
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Over 36,000 trailers were ordered in November, representing the 4th most orders of all time, according to ACT Research. Trailer orders were up 43% over last year.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
October 7, 2014 - Industry News
Utility Trailers announced that Prime Inc. placed an order for 2,500 trailers, the largest single trailer order in the company’s history.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Prime Inc., Utility Trailer Manufacturing
October 5, 2014 - Product News
Spireon and Premier Trailer Leasing presented a case study showing return on investment for trailer and asset tracking and intelligence on the second day of this year’s ATA Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: Trailers, Spireon, Driver Retention, Asset Tracking
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight line added drayage facilities in Dallas and Nashville, which it says are strategically positioned near major railheads to accommodate growing demands domestically and globally.
Tags: Trailers, Old Dominion Freight Line, Railroads, LTL, Fleets, Texas, Tennessee
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
A new competitor to refrigerated trucking officially launched Monday with the start of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service, running in both directions between Wilmington, Ill., and Selma, Calif.
Tags: Trailers, Refrigerated Truck, Railroads, Intermodal, Reefers
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
Prime Trailer Leasing, a provider for the rental and leasing of semi trailers, announced it has purchased OnRamp Trailer Services from CR England.
Tags: Trailers, Prime Trailer, CR England, OnRamp Trailer
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China.
Tags: China, Trailers, Stoughton, International Trade Commission
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year-over-year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
FTR's forecast for the 2014 U.S. Trailer is 240,000 units, a 2.2% increase over 2013. FTR expects dry vans to show a 2% year-over-year increase while reefer vans will remain flat. Flatbeds, dumps and low beds are all expected to show greater increases as construction and manufacturing improve.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
February 4, 2014 - Industry News
One logistics provider, with the help of a railroad, is gearing up to take what may arguably their best shot at trucking’s dominance when it comes to hauling refrigerated freight.
Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Intermodal, Reefers, Railroads, Trailers
November 22, 2013 - Industry News
The fall order season for trailers kicked off with an impressive 43% month-over-month net order gain. Total net orders were 24,900 units. The year-over-year comparison was less robust, but still a solid 6% increase. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
As fleets continue to adapt to recent changes in hours of service regulations and face increasing challenges in finding drivers and technicians, nevertheless a new survey indicates they will be buying more trucks in 2014.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Sales, CK Commercial Vehicle Research
September 23, 2013 - Industry News
Every trailer category posted month-over-month order gains in August, according to the most recent update on industry performance reported in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage aerodynamic devices.
Tags: PIT, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Fuel Savings, PIT Undertray
July 11, 2013 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Division is hosting its annual meeting this week on issues related to the operation of temperature-controlled trailers.
Tags: Events, Reefers, TCA, Truckload, Refrigeration units, Trailers
June 24, 2013 - Industry News
Plains Trucking, Ross, N.D.. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for nine safety violations after a worker was fatally injured March 27 while cleaning the inside of a crude oil tanker that exploded at the company's facility in Ross.
Tags: OSHA, Trailers, Safety, Fleets
April 23, 2013 - Industry News
Schneider National Bulk Carriers recently launched a bulk intermodal transportation service using a new 40-foot tank container that can be used on the rail and over the road to haul liquid bulk chemicals across the United States.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Fleets, Schneider National, Bulk
February 25, 2013 - Industry News
The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-over-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog.
January 28, 2013 - Industry News
Following a modest pullback in November, the trailer industry closed 2012 on a strong note: December saw new orders rise to a multi-year high, while cancellation activity remained at modest levels.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research
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