Bruce Sauer

Bruce
Sauer
Editor,
Trailer/Body Builders

Bruce Sauer has been writing about the truck trailer, truck body and truck equipment industries since joining Trailer/Body Builders as an associate editor in 1974. During his career at Trailer/Body Builders, he has served as the magazine's managing editor and executive editor before being named editor of the magazine in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Articles
Photos: American Road Machinery
Photos: American Road Machinery combines manufacturing and upfitting in this 110,000-sq-ft plant in Canton OH.
Mix of products keeps American Road Machinery production running smoothly
To overcome seasonal slowdowns, American Road Machinery expanded its product lineup to keep the production line humming year-round.
Merritt becomes two companies—to the benefit of both
For more than 65 years, Merritt Equipment was a trailer manufacturer and a manufacturer of truck and trailer accessories. One big happy family? Well, not exactly. But this breakup is anything but a breakdown, as a corporate split pays off.
Photos: Here’s what happens when Hyundai engineers team up to design a trailer plant
Photos: Hyundai's new facility in Rosarito is expected to add 30,000 trailers to its capacity. It is 40 minutes southwest of the Hyundai plant in Tijuana.
Here’s what happens when Hyundai engineers team up to design a trailer plant
After tallying its best year ever, trailer maker ups the ante with a second plant in Mexico and even greater manufacturing capacity
It’s time to say goodbye
Almost 43 years ago, I pulled up in front of a two-story house in Houston’s most notoriously funky neighborhood. And now it’s over. The fastest 42 years I have ever lived.
Engineers tackle key issues
New twists continue to surface in the Phase 2 of greenhouse gas regulation developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Universal Trailer introduces a new concept in multi-plant trailer production
Universal Trailer held a grand opening for its new hub March 24. Much like the commuter airlines do, trailer suppliers feed the new hub with the components required to produce trailers up to 24 feet long.
Photos: Universal Trailer new concept in multi-plant trailer production
Photo gallery of Universal Trailer's grand opening for its new hub March 24. Much like the commuter airlines do, trailer suppliers feed the new hub with the components required to produce trailers up to 24 feet long.
Life and death: TTMA grows up fast in WWII
We think we face challenges today. But imagine what trailer manufacturers were dealing with when they gathered together 75 years ago for the very first TTMA convention.
TTMA celebrates 75th anniversary
The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association celebrated its 75th anniversary and a listing of who will be leading TTMA 2017-2018
Dumps, flats take center stage at Mid-America Trucking Show
For the second consecutive year, the Mid-America Trucking show proved to be a good place to find dump trailers, flatbeds, and other specialty trailers. Here are samples of this year's event
Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show 2017 highlights
Photos: Mid-America Trucking Show Coverage 2017 highlights
ACT Research points to reasons for trailer industry optimism
Another record year for trailer manufacturers may not be in the offing, but conditions look solid for continued healthy performance in the coming year, according to ACT Research
Guarding against side underride
Underride guard testing at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has taken a 90-degree turn. After evaluating rear underride guards for several years, the Institute has turned its attention to side underride protection.

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