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August 15, 2016 - Industry News

ACT: Trailer Orders to Fall Well Below Expectations

Preliminary trailer order numbers for the month of July, show a significant drop from the previous month, according to analysis from ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

August 15, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Remedy for Recalled Parking Brake Valve

Photo: Bendix

Bendix has released a repair solution for the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.

Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Bendix, Brakes

July 20, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Fall 10% in June

A high number of dry van trailer order cancellations caused the trailer market to perform below expectations in June, as U.S. net trailer orders fell 10% from the month before and 56% compared to June 2015.

Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Great Western Leasing and Sales Acquires Pacific Truck & Trailer

Great Western Leasing and Sales has acquired the Oregon-based new and used trailer dealership Pacific Truck & Trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Flatbed Trailers, Repair Shops

July 18, 2016 - Product News

U.S. Xpress Equips 1,800 Trailers With SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes

The truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with P89 air disc brakes.

Tags: Trailers, U.S. Xpress, Landing Gear, SAF Holland, Air Disc Brakes

July 1, 2016 - Industry News

White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it crossed in front of the car, said authorities investigating the first fatal crash of an autonomous car in the United States, which happened in early May.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Underride Guard, Underride, Autonomous Vehicles

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Lease to Offer New Trailers in Oklahoma, Tennessee

Photo: Stoughton Trailers

Stoughton Trailers announced that affiliate company Stoughton Lease will sell new Stoughton Trailers through its branch locations in Purcell, Okla., and White Pine, Tenn.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Stoughton Trailers

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Trailers Orders Down 14% in May

Trailer orders fell nearly 14% month over month in May, coming close to earlier projections for a seasonal slowdown.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research, Freight, Trailer Orders

June 22, 2016 - Industry News

Nationwide Haul Named Authorized East Dealer

Trailer dealer Nationwide Haul has been named an authorized dealer of East Manufacturing trailers and will offer new models as well as tractor-trailer parts and service.

Tags: Trailers, Dealership, East Manufacturing

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Designs Stronger Rear Underride Guard

The new guard includes two additional bolt-on vertical supports on the outer ends of the horizontal bar.

The patent-pending guard underwent extensive testing internally and through multiple independent testing agencies, including crash testing performed at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s facility in Virginia.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Stoughton Trailers, Rear Underride Guards, Rear Impact Guards

June 13, 2016 - Industry News

East Makes Meister-Shane an Authorized Dealer

Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has announced that Meister-Shane is now an authorized dealer, carrying the company’s lineup of aluminum and steel trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing

June 9, 2016 - Product News

SAF-Holland: New P89 Air Disc Brakes to Cost Little More than Drums

Base P89 air disc brake weighs about the same and costs not much more than trailer drum brakes, company executives say. P89 Plus includes a beefier rotor that resists heat distortion, and should be maintenance-free for seven years. Photos: SAF-Holland.

CORRECTED -- SAF-Holland says a new P89 air disc brake for trailers will reduce the price premium compared to drum brakes, and an upgraded P89 Plus will virtually eliminate brake maintenance for seven years.

Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, SAF-Holland, Air Disc Brakes

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Gulf Coast an Authorized Dealer

Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has named Gulf Coast Truck and Equipment Co., as an authorized dealer carrying the full line of East trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Carrier Installs Internal Electronic Trailer-Locking System

The Power In-Lock mounts to the inside of the trailer and is operated and tracked remotely by KLLM. Image via KLLM YouTube

Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has announced that it is installing Power In-Lock internal locking systems on its fleet of trailers.

Tags: Security, Trailers, Cargo Theft, Food and Beverage Fleets, Refrigerated Trailers

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Names New Manufacturing VP

Great Dane has named 32-year industry veteran Brian Sage the company’s executive vice president of manufacturing.

Tags: Leadership, People, Great Dane, Trailers

May 31, 2016 - Product News

SmartValve Option Available on Freightliners

Photo: Hadley

Daimler Trucks North America is now offering a SmartValve option on Freightliner trucks that is designed to make drop-and-hook operations faster and safer.

Tags: Freightliner, Trailers, Daimler Trucks North America, Hadley Products, Landing Gear

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets Use Profits to Boost April Trailer Orders

Trailer orders increased in the month of April, gaining 15% over the previous month thanks to the dry van and refrigerated trailer markets.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders

May 12, 2016 - Product News

Giant Inkjet Printer Offers Alternative to Vinyl Wraps

A machine that works much like a giant inkjet printer can offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional vinyl wraps for vehicles such as cargo vans and trailers, according to the distributor.

Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Graphics

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash National Profit Soars Nearly 163% from Year Ago

Photo: Wabash National

Setting new records in a variety of different categories allowed trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. to report more than doubled first quarter profit over a year ago.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane AdvantEdge Gains 4 Texas Locations

Photo via Reefer Pro Plus

Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.

Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Repair Shops

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash’s New Tank Trailer Exec Tasked With Strategic Growth

Wabash National has appointed Dave Hill as the company’s vice president and general manager of Wabash Tank Trailers.

Tags: Leadership, People, Wabash National, Liquid Tank Trailers, Trailers

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Come in Well Below Expectations

U.S. trailer net order numbers in March missed analyst projections, coming in well below expectations, according to FTR report.

Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, FTR, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers

April 18, 2016 - Product News

Xtra Lease Offers Free Size & Weight Reference Guide

Trailer leasing company Xtra Lease is offering the 2016 Size & Weight Guide, a reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations.

Tags: Regulations, Trailers, Xtra Lease, Size and Weight

April 13, 2016 - Industry News

East Opens High-Tech Trailer Facility

East's 73,000-square-foot facility. Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing has opened a new, highly automated manufacturing facility at the company’s headquarters in Randolph, Ohio, that will accelerate trailer production.

Tags: Trailers, New Facility, East Manufacturing, Manufacturing

April 1, 2016 - Product News

Trail King Acquisition Brings a New Product

Belt conveyor can be added or removed from aluminum grain trailer in about three hours, Trail King says. Photos via Trail King

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trail King's purchase of Dakota gained a line of grain trailers, while growth in the hauling of turbine blades demands longer equipment.

Tags: Trailers, Dakota, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets

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