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April 13, 2015 - Product News

XTRA Lease Offers 2015 Size and Weight Guide

Photo: XTRA Lease

A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.

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

March 30, 2015 - Industry News

Manac Considering Ways to Increase Shareholder Value

Strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of the company, a merger with another company, or another business combination, the company said.

Tags: Trailers, Manac Inc., Shareholders

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Thermo King Sets Up Network of Drop Yards

One of the 2,250 drop yards in Thermo King’s program is owned by the TK dealer in Kingman, Ariz., where 11 acres is devoted to parking. Regular customers include Artur Trucking, US Foods and local operators. Photo courtesy of Thermo Kiing

The yards can be used for a "nominal" fee by almost all truckers, whether or not they're TK customers.

Tags: Thermo King, Truck Parking, Trailers

March 25, 2015 - Product News

Wabco, Hendrickson to Offer Axles with Lightweight Air Disc Brakes

Wabco says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide advanced air disc brakes for an integrated trailer-axle product with weight-saving potential.

Tags: Trailers, Hendrickson, Wabco, Air Disc Brake, MATS

March 18, 2015 - Product News

Talbert Adds Capacity to Traveling Axle Series Trailers

Photo courtesy of Talbert

Talbert Manufacturing updated its Traveling Axle Series, increasing hauling capacity by 5 tons. The five new trailer models will replace the previous versions within the trailer series.

Tags: Capacity, Dropdeck Trailers, MATS, Talbert Trailers, Trailers

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Order Backlog Near 20-Year Highs

ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders

February 23, 2015 - Industry News

Trailer Orders Normalize in January

Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.

Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders

February 4, 2015 - Industry News

Wabash National Sees 4th Quarter Net Income Nearly Double

Photo: Wabash National

Net income was $19.1 million, or 27 cents per diluted share on net sales of $527 million, a quarterly record for the third consecutive quarter...

Tags: Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

December Trailer Orders Near Record Numbers

Photo: Utility Trailers.

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 Adds New Authorized Dealers

Photo: East Manufacturing

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 Deploys Telematics System on New Dry Van Trailers

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

Fleet Enterprises to Expand Trailer Maintenance

Photo: Fleet Enterprises

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

HDT's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Photo: Jim Park

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.

Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

2015 Trailer Orders Boost November Numbers

Photo via Carrier Transicold.

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

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.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

December 11, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Research, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, IHS Automotive

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Antares Trailers Acquired by Direct Trailer

Photo via Antares Trailers.

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 Offers Mobile-Optimized Website

East Manufacturing has launched a new interactive version of its website at 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 Opens 'Green' Distribution Center

The SafeConnect electric standby connection system: Photo via Golden State Foods.

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, Trailers

November 25, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Trailers, NTDA, Commercial Truck Dealers

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Q&A: East Manufacturing's David de Poincy

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 Acquires Specialty Trailer Maker

Talbert 6 Axle Steer Dolly: Photo via Talbert Manufacturing

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

Trailer Orders 'Continue to Amaze'

Photo: Carrier Transicold

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

September Trailer Orders Exceed Predictions

Photo via Antares

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


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