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December 19, 2014

Trailer Orders Continue Hot Streak in November

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.

December 11, 2014

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

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.

December 10, 2014

A. Duie Pyle Bolsters Fleet of Heated, Insulated Vans for Winter

Some carriers turn away temperature-sensitive freight during cold snaps. But Pyle has equipment and facilities to handle it, and the business has grown.

December 10, 2014

Utility Makes Roll Stability Standard on Refrigerated Trailer

Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.

December 9, 2014

Antares Trailers Acquired by Direct Trailer

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.

December 3, 2014

Steel Springs, White Color Among Penske’s Trailer Specs

White sidewalls and doors can bring thousands of dollars more than a custom color at resale time.

December 2, 2014

East Offers Mobile-Optimized Website

East Manufacturing has launched a new interactive version of its website at www.eastmfg.com to help user select the right drop deck, dump, flatbed and refuse trailers.

December 1, 2014

Golden State Foods Opens 'Green' Distribution Center

Golden State Foods opened a new 158,000-square-foot Chicago distribution center that is LEED Gold Certified for environmental efficiency and sustainability, a first for Golden State Foods and McDonald’s distribution.

November 25, 2014

ACT Reports Trailer Orders at All-Time High in October

Trailer orders in October were up more than 90 percent year over year, according to ACT Research.

November 20, 2014

SKF Offers Extended Warranty on Wheel End Products

SKF launched new premium wheel end system extended warranty packages with the SKF Trouble-Free Operation program for trailer OEM and retro fit markets.

November 20, 2014

Talbert Unveils New Traveling Axle Trailer

Talbert released the 4050TA trailer as part of its Traveling Axle Series for haulers who need a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.

November 14, 2014

Trailer Dealers Association Appoints New President

The National Trailer Dealers Association inducted Nick Lambevski as the organization’s 25th president at the annual NTDA Convention.

November 11, 2014

Q&A: East Manufacturing's David de Poincy

Why a trailer maker specializing in aluminum is fielding orders for steel dump trailers and more.

November 7, 2014

Talbert Manufacturing Acquires Specialty Trailer Maker

Talbert Manufacturing acquired Ferree Trailers adding the company’s specialty trailer lines that weren't previously in Talbert’s own lineup, along with gaining Ferree’s manufacturing facility.

October 31, 2014

Clever Commercial Celebrating a Boy’s Imagination Includes a Tractor-Trailer

The family comes upon a big rig transporting what looks like a tug or fishing boat, strapped to a special trailer. The little boy looks up at the boat and sees a three-masted schooner, foundering and in peril!

October 24, 2014

Trailer Orders 'Continue to Amaze'

New trailer orders for September were up 81% over the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from ACT Research Co.

October 23, 2014

Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times

The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

October 21, 2014

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders

Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

October 20, 2014

September Trailer Orders Exceed Predictions

Trailer orders in September were 32% better than August with net number of 32,111 units ordered for the month, according to a new report by FTR. When compared with September of last year, orders are up 80%.

October 16, 2014

Utility Video Showcases Flatbed and Curtainsided Trailers

Utility is showcasing three of its latest trailers, the 4000A and 4000S flatbeds and the Tautliner curtainsided trailer. The company made a video detailing the features and use cases of each.

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