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September 22, 2015

Dry Van Surge Drives Trailer Order Increase

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.

September 8, 2015

Rugby's Rancher Body Fits Several Applications

Rugby Manufacturing’s Rugby HD Rancher Body is a flatbed designed for construction and landscaping fleets as well as oil field operations.

August 11, 2015

Q&A: Chris Hornady on Becoming Part of Daseke

Chris Hornady is the third-generation leader of Alabama-based flatbed carrier Hornady Transportation. We spoke with him Monday shortly after the company announced it was becoming part of Daseke.

August 11, 2015

Trailer Update: A Vehicle for Every Haul

Our annual roundup of the latest trailer products and trends.

July 2, 2015

Bulldog Hiway Express Brought Into Daseke Family of Carriers

Bulldog Hiway Express, the company of past American Trucking Associations Chairman Phil Byrd, is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers.

April 22, 2015

Huge Trailer Backlog Fuels Build but Slows Orders

Net trailer orders in March saw an incremental increase over February as OEMs are still increasing build to meet the surge in orders from late last year.

August 15, 2014

Melton Truck Lines Raises Driver Pay

Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., announced a driver pay increase; all company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase.

January 2, 2014

CRST Purchases Short-Haul Fleet BESL Transfer

Trucking company owner CRST International has announced the acquisition of privately-held BESL Transfer Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

November 14, 2013

Flatbed Fleet Merger to Create a Top-Five Open Deck/Specialized Carrier

Daseke Inc. of Addison, Texas, and Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a merger they say will put them into the top five largest open deck/specialty carriers.

October 10, 2013

Freight Index Tracks Change in Q3 Seasonal Patterns

A shift in seasonal trends drove spot market freight volumes down 5.3% in September, as reported by the DAT North American Freight Index. Freight volumes remained stable throughout much of the third quarter, instead of a more typical decline in July that is followed by mixed trends in August and September.

September 5, 2013

Fontaine Introduces Infinity Superior Slide Trailer with Independent Sliding Axles

Fontaine Trailer Co. introduced a new trailer featuring independent sliding axles. The new Infinity Superior Slide is a versatile platform trailer. It can be configured as a closed tandem set at the rear, a closed tandem set at the front, a full 10-foot spread axle, and any combination in between.

February 29, 2012

Boyd Unveils 'Groundbreaking' Flatbed Intermodal Innovation

Boyd Intermodal this week unveiled a new intermodal innovation allowing double-stacking of flatbed freight on the rails



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