January 22, 2016 - Industry News
Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders, Dry Van
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA
December 15, 2015 - Product News
Wabash National’s AeroFin XL Tail Device is an aerodynamic solution designed to improve trailer aerodynamics and overall fuel economy.
Tags: SmartWay, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Wabash National
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.
Tags: Trailers, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Shipping Service
December 8, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, NHTSA, Underride Guard, Regulations
November 25, 2015 - Industry News
There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
October 28, 2015 - Industry News
Net trailer orders in September rose nearly 47% over the previous month, hitting almost 36,000 units, according to a report by ACT Research.
October 17, 2015 - Product News
Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.
Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, ATA MC&E
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Flatbed, Trailer Orders
August 28, 2015 - Product News
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.
Tags: Trailers, FTR Associates, Trailer Orders
July 31, 2015 - Product News
Trail King has released its complete line of agricultural product offerings with additional products from its recent acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.
Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Agricultural Fleets
July 29, 2015 - Industry News
Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.
Tags: Economy, Trailers, Earnings, Wabash National, Meritor
July 20, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders increased significantly in June to 26,700 units with better than expected numbers in the dry van and refrigerated van markets.
Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders
July 15, 2015 - Product News
The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.
Tags: Thermo King, GHG, Reefers, Trailers
July 6, 2015 - Industry News
Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.
Tags: Trailers, ATS, Heavy Haul, Oversize Loads, Trail King
Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.
Tags: Trailers, Events, Great Dane, Suppliers
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,
Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations
June 26, 2015 - Industry News
Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.
Tags: Trailers, Ford, Rear-View Cameras, 2018-MY, Ford Super Duty, Camera System
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.
Tags: Trailers, People, Marketing, Doonan
June 18, 2015 - Industry News
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR, Trailer Orders
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