XL Specialized Trailers has introduced the XL 80 Power Tail trailer, which is ideal for transporting medium-duty construction equipment through a hydraulic fold-under flip tail ramp that offers quick loading and unloading of hard-to-load equipment....More
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) has revealed the prototype of a breakthrough collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles. Jointly developed by WABCO and ZF, the Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA) combines WABCO’s braking, stability and vehicle dynamics control systems on trucks and trailers with ZF’s top active steering technology—an industry first....More
New modifications to Muncie’s Optimum W Series pump housing allow better clearance so the pump can be direct mounted to the company’s FR66 PTO.
Applications utilizing Muncie’s FR66 power take-off can now take advantage of the gear pump’s higher operating pressures. The W Series’ design allows the pump to operate at pressures up to 4350 PSI....More
In celebration of TTMA's 75th anniversary, Trailer Body Builders is having a reminiscing photo gallery. New "old" pictures of past TTMA conventions will be posted. Join us down memory lane as new pictures will be added in future weeks....More
IN 2012, the City of Boston launched a bike-share program. But with the increased popularity of cycling came an increase in fatal accidents. Boston responded by testing the effectiveness of side guards installed on city vehicles.
On June 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) received an antidumping and countervailing duty (CVD) petition alleging certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires produced in China were unfairly competing with domestically produced tires. In response, an investigation was ......More
Studies have shown that most successful companies are successful because they execute their strategy. Research indicates that only 10% of companies execute their strategy. The research further indicates that of the companies who have not successfully executed their strategy......More
After several years of stability there is now a major shake up to fuel prices. Crude oil prices are falling like a rock. Currently at $86/Barrel (or down a $1 since I started gathering notes for this post, which means I have to type faster.) This is down from the June average of $105. The main reason for the drop is ......More
A quick directory of tips and ideas for managing a company in the commercial truck and trailer industry.
Trailer/Body Builders' Snow and Ice Control Guide is filled vital information about snowplows, spreaders, and scrapers. Each year, we contact manufacturers directly and compile data on truck compatibility—which vehicle models can be equipped with snowplows and which ones cannot.