January 22, 2015 - Industry News
December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
Tags: Dry Vans, FTR, Manufacturing, Trailer Orders, Trailers
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
East Manufacturing named Waters Truck & Tractor and Waters International Trucks as authorized East dealers. Waters will offer East’s full line of flatbed, drop deck and dump trailers.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing, Dropdeck Trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Dump Trailers
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.
Tags: telematics, Information Technology, Spireon, Trailer Tracking, Swift Transportation, Trailers
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.
Tags: Trailers, Maintenance Contract, Independent Contractors, Fleet Enterprises
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
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Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Freight, FTR, Trailer Orders
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registrations, IHS Automotive
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dropdeck Trailers
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Websites
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Chicago, McDonald's, Distribution, Food and Beverage Fleets, Sustainability, Fleets, Trailers
November 25, 2014 - Industry News
Trailer orders in October were up more than 90 percent year over year, according to ACT Research.
November 14, 2014 - Industry News
The National Trailer Dealers Association inducted Nick Lambevski as the organization’s 25th president at the annual NTDA Convention.
Tags: Trailers, NTDA, Commercial Truck Dealers
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
Why a trailer maker specializing in aluminum is fielding orders for steel dump trailers and more.
Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, Dump Trailers
November 7, 2014 - Product News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Heavy Haul, Mergers & Acquisitions, Talbert Trailers
October 24, 2014 - Industry News
New trailer orders for September were up 81% over the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from ACT Research Co.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Sales
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
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%.
Tags: Trailers, Truck Orders, FTR, Dry Van
October 16, 2014 - Product News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Curtain-sider, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Flatbed Trailers
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
In the first nine months of 2014 TAB Bank said has increased its trucking equipment lending by 56% compared to the same time in 2013.
Tags: Financing, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Financing
October 7, 2014 - Industry News
Utility Trailers announced that Prime Inc. placed an order for 2,500 trailers, the largest single trailer order in the company’s history.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Prime Inc., Utility Trailer Manufacturing
October 5, 2014 - Product News
Spireon and Premier Trailer Leasing presented a case study showing return on investment for trailer and asset tracking and intelligence on the second day of this year’s ATA Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: Trailers, Spireon, Driver Retention, Asset Tracking
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Old Dominion Freight line added drayage facilities in Dallas and Nashville, which it says are strategically positioned near major railheads to accommodate growing demands domestically and globally.
Tags: Trailers, Old Dominion Freight Line, Railroads, LTL, Fleets, Texas, Tennessee
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.
Tags: Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Trailers, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Commerce, in a preliminary finding, has determined that the Chinese government is providing unfair and illegal subsidies to producers and exporters of 53-foot dry van containers.
Tags: China, Trailers, Intermodal, Stoughton
August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has issued a reminder there are just a few days left before the Aug. 31 deadline for ordering new transport refrigeration units, known commonly as reefers, and engines, if you want to qualify for an extension.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Reefers, Emissions, Trailers
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