Trailer/Body Builders biggest stories of 2011
The annual Trailer/Body Builders report on the leading trailer manufacturers in North America was the most popular story on www.trailer-bodybuilders.com in 2011.
The table listing the production of the top trailer manufacturers received more page views than any other page last year. It even drew more visitors than the story that the table accompanied. The report, based on Trailer/Body Builders interviews of North America’s leading trailer manufacturers, includes production figures for each company, along with management’s expectations for the coming year. Trailer/Body Builders will begin work on the 2011 report in January.
The 10 most popular stories in 2011, as determined by visitors to our website, were:
Feb 25, 2011 9:04 AM
The 25 leading truck trailer manufacturers increased production dramatically in 2010, boosting output an average of 65% above the recession year of 2009. However, for most, it still wasn’t as productive as 2008, and well below 2007 and 2006 levels...
Feb 25, 2011 11:19 AM, BY PAUL SCHENCK
The 25 leading truck trailer manufacturers increased production dramatically in 2010, boosting output an average of 65% above the recession year of 2009. However, for most, it still wasn’t as productive as 2008, and well below 2007 and 2006 levels.
The results of Trailer/Body Builders annual survey of the largest trailer manufacturers in North America show that the top 25 builders (plus three) shipped 121,128 complete truck trailers in 2010. These same manufacturers shipped 78,525 trailers in 2009, representing a 65% increase for 2010.
As in 2009, the best performing trailer types were those serving food-related industries, such as refrigerated trailers and ag trailers. The poorest performance was trailers serving construction-related industries, such as platforms and dump trailers...
May 1, 2011 12:00 PM, BY PAUL SCHENCK
Trailer manufacturers positioned themselves to take advantage of increased demand for trailers, introducing a variety of new products and making enhancements...
Sep 6, 2011 6:19 PM
Phillip Pines, Great Dane’s former president and chief operating officer, passed away Monday night in a plane crash near Racine, Wisconsin. He was 76...
Oct 6, 2011 11:46 AM
The Volvo Group is in the process of reorganizing into geographic business units to better utilize the global potential of the brands and products within the truck operations...
Aug 30, 2011 1:29 PM
Sales are up 40% in 2011 for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., which is inspiring the company to introduce a variety of enhancements across its product line of refrigerated, dry van, curtainside, and flatbed models....
Oct 20, 2011 2:42 PM
Benlee Inc, a manufacturer of dump and roll-off trailers, has acquired Dunright Trailer Manufacturing, a company that also manufactures roll-off trucks and trailers...
Sep 12, 2011 1:10 PM
Thirty-seven percent of respondents expect to purchase more trailers in 2012 than they did in 2011, with only 7% expecting to purchase fewer trailers, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research’s annual Fleet Trailer Study on new demand and how decisions are made for new trailers, components and added technology...
Sep 13, 2011 2:17 PM
Medium and heavy truck sales were up 40% in August over the same period a year ago and up 14% from last month, according to figures compiled by Wards Communications...
Dec 8, 2011 11:55 AM
Ford has announced that the full-size Transit van, slated to begin production in the U.S. in 2013, is already here and in some select customer’s hands for testing...