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January 9, 2017 - Industry News

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers Adds to Dealer Network

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a manufacturer of trailers and truck bodies, has appointed Kahn Truck Equipment and Stainless & Repair to its dealer network.

Tags: Trailers, Truck Bodies, Dealers

January 6, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Celebrates Veterans With Custom Trailer Mural

Photo courtesy of Contract Transport Services

Green Bay, Wis.-based trucking company Contract Transport Services has decorated a full box trailer with a military recognition mural to honor the company’s veteran employees and all veterans in the area.

Tags: Trailers, Veterans, Hiring Veterans, Contract Transport Services

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Great Western Leasing and Sales Acquires Albuquerque Dealer

Heil Stainless Steel trailer. Photo via Heil Trailer

Great Western Leasing and Sales is buying Quality Trailer sales, a full-service trailer dealership based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tags: Trailers, Dealership, Doonan, Heil Trailer

December 19, 2016 - Product News

East Offers Hendrickson Trailer Air Disc Brake Option

Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing will offer the Hendrickson Maxx22T Trailer Air Disc Brake with Dura-Light Hub as the preferred air disc brake package option for all its trailers.

Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Hendrickson, Air Disc Brakes

December 16, 2016 - Industry News

Dry Van Surge Powers Trailer Orders Past Expectations

Photo: Tom Berg

Trailer orders in November beat expectations by a wide margin due in part to large orders placed by large fleets, according to the latest trailer numbers from analysts at FTR and ACT Research.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders

December 9, 2016 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Dump Trailer Product Manager

Chris Cooler Photo: East Manufacturing

East Manufacturing appointed Chris Cooler as its product manager for dump trailers in addition to his role as Mid-South regional manager.

Tags: Leadership, People, East Manufacturing, Trailers, Dump Trailers

December 5, 2016 - Product News

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Photo: Great Dane

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Aluminum, Flatbeds, Great Dane

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Trailers Adds Ervin to Dealer Network

Toledo, Ill.-based transportation equipment dealer Ervin has been added to Stoughton Trailers’ network of North American dealers, the company announced.

Tags: Trailers, Dealership, Stoughton Trailers

November 24, 2016 - Industry News

East Manufacturing Names Platform Product Manager

East Manufacturing has named Bill Wallace as platform product manager, adding the duties to his current position as Northeast regional sales manager, the company announced.

Tags: Sales, Trailers, People, East Manufacturing

November 18, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Dealer Opens Full-Service Facility in Fresno

Photo via CVTR Facebook

Great Dane full-service dealer Central Valley Trailer Repair has opened a new facility in Fresno, Calif., offering a variety of sales, parts, and service accommodations.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Great Dane

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

Dry Van Orders Hit 10-Month High in October

Net orders for all trailer types were up in October compared to the previous month and essentially met expectations, according to a report from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Wabash Adds Maudlin International to its Dealer Network

Photo: Wabash National

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National has added Florida-based Maudlin International to its dealer network.

Tags: Trailers, Dealers, Wabash National

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Lease Opens Dallas Area Branch

Stoughton Rental and Leasing Company has opened a new location in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.

Tags: Leasing, Trailers, New Facility, Trailer Sales, Stoughton Trailers

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

Monthly Trailer Orders Projected at One-Third of Last Year’s Levels

ACT Research released its preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September 2016, showing a decline from the previous month and weaker than anticipated order pace.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Acquisition to Bring Automatic Truck-Loading Tech to U.S.

Photo: Ancra Systems

The Heico Companies has acquired Dutch firm Ancra Systems B.V. with plans to bring the company’s automatic truck loading/unloading system to North American markets.

Tags: Cargo Management, Trailers

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Stoughton Parts Sales Begins Warehouse Expansion

Photo: Stoughton Parts Sales

Stoughton Parts Sales, a division of Stoughton Trailers, broke ground on a new 15,000 square-foot warehouse expansion of its facility in Stoughton, Wis.

Tags: Trailers, Distributors, Stoughton Trailers, Facility Renovations

September 30, 2016 - Product News

Jost Shows New Trailer Developments at IAA 2016

The Jost Group introduced a new fifth wheel coupling and trailer steering system at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, JOST

September 23, 2016 - Product News

Hankook Shows New Fuel-Efficient e-Cube Blue Tire Line

Photo: Hankook

Hankook has expanded its e-cube Blue trailer tire line with special steering and drive-axle threads designed for efficiency and fuel savings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

Tags: Trailers, IAA, Tires, Hankook Tire

September 20, 2016 - Industry News

August Sees Boost in Trailer Orders

The final numbers on August net trailer orders show a significant increase over the previous month that still fell slightly below expectations.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, FTR, Trailer Orders

September 2, 2016 - Product News

Heil Trailer Expands Stainless Steel Product Line

Photo: Heil Trailer

Heil Trailer International has expanded its line of stainless steel products for the 2017 model year in a variety of styles, sizes and applications.

Tags: Trailers, Liquid Tank Trailers, Heil Trailer

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

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