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July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Trailer Net Orders Up 45% for First Half of 2014

Net orders for trailers are up 45% for the first half of the year, despite June net orders dropping slightly from May, reports ACT Research. June orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year, led by a surge in liquid and bulk tank trailer orders.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Liquid Tank Trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Bulk Tank Trailers

July 11, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA to Issue New Rules on Underride Guards

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested underride guards and found many lacking.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted a petition from the Truck Safety Coalition and will issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to rear impact/underride guards and other safety strategies for single unit trucks.

Tags: Regulations, Trailers, Underride, NHTSA

July 8, 2014 - Industry News

Used Truck, Trailer Wholesale Prices Generally Lower

Click to enlarge. Graphic: Black Book

The medium-duty truck market continues its downward trend as wholesale prices continue to decline, according to new figures released from vehicle industry data provider Black Book.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Used Trucks

July 2, 2014 - Industry News

Stoughton Buys Barrett Trailers

Barrett has been a pioneer in the transportation of hogs.

STI Holdings, the parent company of Stoughton Trailers LLC, announced the acquisition of Barrett Trailers in Purcell, Okla.

Tags: Trailers, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stoughton Trailers

June 26, 2014 - Industry News

SAF-Holland Recalls Suspensions Over Pivot-Bolt Problem

A defect in some Holland trailer suspensions has led to a recall that affects about 2,500 dry van and flatbed trailers. The trailer manufacturers are notifying owners.

Tags: Trailers, SAF-Holland, Trailer Suspensions, Recalls

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

FTR Adds Canada, Mexico to Truck and Trailer Outlook Report

The trucking industry forecasting firm FTR has added total trailer forecasts for the Canadian and Mexican markets to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook Report.

Tags: Research, Trucks, Trailers, FTR

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

May Trailer Orders Up 52% from a Year Ago

The trailer industry booked 22,300 net orders in the U.S. during May, according to new figures published by the commercial vehicle research company ACT Research.

Tags: Research, Trailers, ACT Research

June 23, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash Expands Dealer Network

Prime Trailer is authorized to sell and service Wabash National dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers, and Transcraft and Benson brand platform trailers in Utah and Nevada.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Wabash National

June 20, 2014 - Industry News

Premier Trailer Leasing Buys Trailer Fleet International

Premier Trailer Leasing earlier this month acquired certain assets of Trailer Fleet International, a provider of trailer rental and leasing services on the west coast, with nearly 3,000 trailers and locations in Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga, Portland and Seattle.

Tags: Trailers, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trailer Leasing

June 17, 2014 - Industry News

Brenner Tank Production Expands from Wisconsin to Indiana

Brenner DOT 407 Standard Crude Oil Aluminum Tank

Tank trailer products will be built in facilities operated by parent Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind., but Brenner's main plant will remain in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Tags: Wabash National, Tankers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Brenner Tank, Walker Group, Trailers

June 16, 2014 - Industry News

ACT Research Publishes Trailer Market White Paper

The more than 70-page paper and a supporting index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and other markets to include Australia and South Africa.

Tags: Research, Trailers, ACT Research

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opening Spokane, Wash. Dealership

The dealership will be more than 31,000 square feet, including an office, parts department, shop area and 8 service bays with overhead cranes and a service pit. There are plans to add 20 employees to handle operations at the Spokane location.

Tags: Washington, Trailers, Dealers, Utility Trailer, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

May 14, 2014 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Sales Southeast Texas To Open New Parts Location In San Benito, Texas

Utility Trailer Manufacturing announced the opening of a new parts location in San Benito, Texas on June 1, 2014.

Tags: Aftermarket, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Trailers

May 12, 2014 - Industry News

Rival Rail Service Launches for Refrigerated Freight

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 Acquires OnRamp Trailer From CR England

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 28, 2014 - Industry News

Used Truck Sales Rise, Prices Fall; New Trailer Orders Ease Slightly

UPDATED -- The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in March rose 8% above February’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

Tags: Equipment, Trailers, ACT Research, Used Truck Sales, Used Trucks

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers File Unfair Trade Petition Against China

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

April 7, 2014 - Industry News

Great Dane Trailers, International Prostar Trucks Recalled

Brackets that could fall off trailers and possible loss of power to the drive wheels on tractors are the problems leading to two of the latest commercial vehicle equipment recalls.

Tags: International, Safety, Navistar, Trailers, Recalls, Great Dane

April 3, 2014 - Industry News

Side Underride Guards Among NTSB Safety Recommendations

These recommendations stem from a 2013 NTSB safety study on straight-trucks and other research, which identified issues that apply to tractor-trailers as well.

Tags: Trailers, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, Safety & Compliance, Underride, NHTSA, Tractor Trailers, Accidents, Regulations

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

SmartTruck Says UnderTray System Provides SmartWay Elite Level Savings

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck’s UT6Plus aerodynamic device provides the fuel saving performance required by EPA SmartWay to deliver at least 9% improvement in fuel economy, qualifying for SmartWay's new Elite level.

Tags: SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics, EPA SmartWay, Trailers

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

ACT Research: February Brings Strong Trailer Orders

ACT Research says large fleet commitments helped make for a continuing strong trailer order season, with its report on February order activity.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research

March 12, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Adding Reefers, Test Methods to SmartWay Program

TMC, NASHVILLE – The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes in its voluntary SmartWay program, including adding refrigerated trailers and accepting more testing methods from suppliers who want to get their fuel-saving technologies verified by the agency.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics

March 10, 2014 - Industry News

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 6, 2014 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds New Corrosion-Fighting Trailers in 2014

XTRA Lease has ordered approximately 5,000 new trailers for 2014, most of which will be built with corrosion-fighting galvanized steel components. The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans and reefers equipped with new fuel-saving Thermo King Precedent reefer units.

Tags: Trailers, Thermo King, Xtra Lease, Aerodynamics

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

Solid Quotes Lead to Healthy January Trailer Orders

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

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