Rick Weber

Associate Editor,
Trailer/Body Builders

Rick Weber has been an associate editor for Trailer/Body Builders since February 2000. A national award-winning sportswriter, he covered the Miami Dolphins for the Fort Myers News-Press following service with publications in California and Australia. He is a graduate of Penn State University.

How to work alongside a robot
Here are some reasons to take a close look at why installing an industrial robot to take over grimy or monotonous work may not always be the answer.
Aftermarket product update
A look at some products introduced for OEMs as well as aftermarket applications at this year's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2017.
‘Strong start’ predicted for 2017
Read why Dr Bob Dieli expects 2017’s Truckable Economic Activity to be a strong brew with copious consumption
The tangled web of cyber-crime
Brian Hill and Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services (CFS) provided realistic advice for cyber protection as they discussed recent high-profile cyber-crime events
HD aftermarket ecosystem is undergoing major changes, and being successful in it will require out-of-the-box thinkers
Rick Funston's presentation, "Shift Happens! How to Think Like Steve Jobs and Be a Shift Disturber in the HD Aftermarket."
Global business celebrity says companies have to be relentless about driving change if they want to keep up with their customers
Jeffrey Hayzlett's presentation at HDAW on business success and the importance of change to keep up with customers.
HDAW 2017 hits a home run
A rundown of noted events and presentations at this year's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas.
NTEA holds The Work Truck Show at Indiana Convention Center for seventh straight year, highlighted by new educational sessions
A list of events happening at the upcoming NTEA Work Truck Show and Convention with schedule and exhibitor list
Applying technology to build trailers
Technology was the emphasis in this year’s CTEA trailer forum. The session featured several speakers who provided updates on some of the most useful digital tools that are being used today.
ABCs of gas metal arc welding
Listing the advantages of gas metal arc welding, selecting the right shielding gas, determining correct wire size, feed speed, and impact on voltage
Provincial and federal regulators present updates at CTEA town hall
Regulators at the provincial and federal levels reported on truck-related regulations at the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association’s annual Manufacturers Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Aerodynamic options: what works
Report on the multi-year project (2012-2015) using high-fidelity scale-model testing in a large wind tunnel. It evaluated vehicle performance at various wind speeds and wind directions, the results
The slippery slope of NHTSA regulations
Vehicle safety and regulatory compliance is a critical application for trailer manufacturers when it comes to complying with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requirements, here's why
GM forms partnerships to produce a smarter experience, because the trailer shouldn’t be viewed as a mystery black box
GM forms partnerships with NATM and RVIA, tested trucks and trailers together, and developed focus areas for future products to make it a smarter experience and provide more safety and
Canadian Transportation Equipment Association presents news from both sides of the border at annual Manufacturers Conference in Vancouver
Face time with government officials, analysis of trailer aerodynamics, and a forum on trailer manufacturing were among the topics addressed at the 53rd annual Canadian Transportation Equipment Association.

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