Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en FTR Shippers Conditions Index for February Continues to Reflect Positive Environment http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-february-continues-reflect-positive-environment <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) continued to improve for the fourth consecutive month to a reading of 4.7 in February.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-february-continues-reflect-positive-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-february-continues-reflect-positive-environment#comments News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:50:00 +0000 52051 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com WABCO, Cummins Partner to Manufacture, Supply Air Compressors http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-supply-air-compressors <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.wabco-auto.com/">WABCO Holdings Inc.</a> (NYSE: WBC) has entered into a new long-term agreement with <a href="http://www.cummins.com/">Cummins</a> Inc. (NYSE: CMI) to manufacture and supply high-performance <a href="http://www.wabco-auto.com/products/category-type/air-compressors/">air-compressor technology</a> globally.</p> <p>This major contract expands the scope of WABCO&rsquo;s existing U.S.-based joint venture with Cummins, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of diesel engines and related technologies for commercial vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-supply-air-compressors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-supply-air-compressors#comments Aftermarket Parts News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:42:00 +0000 52041 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com PACCAR Parts Opens New $32 million Renton Distribution Center http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/paccar-parts-opens-new-32-million-renton-distribution-center <div class="node-body article-body"><p>PACCAR Parts&rsquo; new $32 million, state-of-the-art distribution center in Renton, Washington, is now fully operational and will service dealers in the northwestern U.S. and western Canada with a 160,000-square-foot parts facility that is almost three times the capacity of its predecessor built in 1973.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/paccar-parts-opens-new-32-million-renton-distribution-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/paccar-parts-opens-new-32-million-renton-distribution-center#comments Aftermarket Parts News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:34:00 +0000 52031 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Construction Employment Continues Recovery http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/construction-employment-continues-recovery <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction employment increased in 244 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 44 and declined in 70 between March 2015 and March 2016, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new figures show that the construction sector, in most parts of the country, continues to recover from its years-long downturn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/construction-employment-continues-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/construction-employment-continues-recovery#comments News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:56:00 +0000 51991 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Record Q1 Numbers for Wabash National http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/record-q1-numbers-wabash-national <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=Czs-XTX29_6k2yXZyny7k6E9cYpTKfq7we4qHQrYMW0ZiLLnYmG2wNDwI2VZfdXBR4lQpn75KB-GLaqVw-w4dkRJzwktGpZgw2xR418JJnE=" target="_blank">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE:WNC) set first-quarter records for sales, gross profit, income from operations and operating EBITDA.</p> <p>Wabash had operating income of $48.2 million (a 77% increase over last year), gross margin and operating income margin of 17.8% and 10.8%, respectively, and net sales of $448 million that represent the best first quarter in company history.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/record-q1-numbers-wabash-national" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/record-q1-numbers-wabash-national#comments Trailers News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:28:00 +0000 51981 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Stemco, Ridge Announce Settlement http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/stemco-ridge-announce-settlement <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Stemco, an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO), and Ridge Corporation have entered into a Settlement and Patent License Agreement, bringing an end to the litigation between Advanced Transit Dynamics, Inc. (now Stemco) and Ridge in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.</p> <p>Accordingly, Stemco and Ridge have asked the Court to dismiss all claims and counterclaims in the litigation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/stemco-ridge-announce-settlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/stemco-ridge-announce-settlement#comments Aftermarket Parts News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:43:00 +0000 51971 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Utility Trailer Celebrates 75,000th Dry Van http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-trailer-celebrates-75000th-dry-van <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.utilitytrailer.com/">Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company</a> surpassed another major milestone at its Glade Spring, Virginia, manufacturing plant when Pottle&rsquo;s Transportation, based in Bangor, Maine, purchased the plant&rsquo;s 75,000<sup>th</sup> 4000D-X Composite dry van trailer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-trailer-celebrates-75000th-dry-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-trailer-celebrates-75000th-dry-van#comments Trailers News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:42:00 +0000 51961 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Coalition Urges EPA to Strengthen Emissions Standards http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/coalition-urges-epa-strengthen-emissions-standards <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A coalition of food companies and retailers is urging federal regulators to crack down on <a href="http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/sustainable_brands/coalition_conscious_companies_asks_epa_strengthen_bi" target="_blank">reducing trucking emissions and increasing fuel economy</a>, according to Sustainable Brands.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/coalition-urges-epa-strengthen-emissions-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/coalition-urges-epa-strengthen-emissions-standards#comments News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:39:00 +0000 51951 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases for 15th Straight Month http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-15th-straight-month <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU in March increased for the 15th consecutive month, according to The European Automobile Manufacturer&rsquo;s Association (ACEA).</p> <p>Total commercial vehicle registrations grew by 8.0%, totaling 242,049 units.</p> <p>Growth was sustained across all segments of commercial vehicles. Looking at the largest markets, Italy recorded the highest upturn (+29.3%), while France (+6.4%), the UK (+3.2%) and Germany (+2.6%) showed more modest rates of growth. The Spanish market (-0.6%) saw a slight decline after a period of strong growth.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-15th-straight-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-15th-straight-month#comments Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:41:00 +0000 51881 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com March Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Up 8%: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/march-used-class-8-truck-volumes-8-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Used Class 8 truck metrics continued to be mixed in March, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/march-used-class-8-truck-volumes-8-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/march-used-class-8-truck-volumes-8-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:40:00 +0000 51871 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com U.S. Trailer Orders Down 36% in March: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/us-trailer-orders-down-36-march-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trailer net orders fell 30% month-over-month and 36% year-over-year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/us-trailer-orders-down-36-march-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/us-trailer-orders-down-36-march-act#comments Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:39:00 +0000 51861 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mickey Truck Bodies’ New Plant Will Double Capacity http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/mickey-truck-bodies-new-plant-will-double-capacity <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mickey Truck Bodies has launched expansion plans to virtually double the manufacturing capacity at its headquarters complex in High Point, North Carolina.</p> <p>Mickey will break ground on a new manufacturing center within the next 12 months and until construction begins is using the new property to store chassis and finished products ready for delivery.</p> <p>Over the past several months, Mickey has added 50 employees, bringing its total workforce to 400 employees. The company also owns and operates four regional reconditioning and service centers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/mickey-truck-bodies-new-plant-will-double-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/mickey-truck-bodies-new-plant-will-double-capacity#comments Truck Bodies News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:37:00 +0000 51851 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Great Dane Adds AdvantEDGE Service Providers in Texas http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/great-dane-adds-advantedge-service-providers-texas <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Great Dane&rsquo;s Advant<em>EDGE</em> National Aftermarket Parts &amp; Service program has expanded its footprint in Texas by signing three new service providers through Trailer Services of West Texas and also Reefer Pro Plus of Longview.</p> <p>Servicing the Texas Panhandle, South Plains and Permian Basin, Trailer Services of West Texas can handle all trailer parts and service needs, including refrigeration and major wreck repair. All three locations also provide 24/7 mobile service. Visit them online at <a href="http://www.westtexasthermoking.com">www.westtexasthermoking.com</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/great-dane-adds-advantedge-service-providers-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/great-dane-adds-advantedge-service-providers-texas#comments Trailers News Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:51:00 +0000 51831 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com PACCAR to Offer Allison TC10 Transmission in Peterbilt, Kenworth Chassis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/paccar-offer-allison-tc10-transmission-peterbilt-kenworth-chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><p>PACCAR has started an engineering program with Allison Transmission to release the fully automatic Allison TC10&nbsp;in the latest PACCAR models.&nbsp; The TC10 transmission will be offered in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We are looking forward to offering the TC10 to our Peterbilt and Kenworth customers&rdquo;, said Landon Sproull, PACCAR Assistant Vice President.&nbsp; &ldquo;Allison&rsquo;s reputation for quality and technology is well known.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/paccar-offer-allison-tc10-transmission-peterbilt-kenworth-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/paccar-offer-allison-tc10-transmission-peterbilt-kenworth-chassis#comments Chassis News Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:50:00 +0000 51821 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Supreme’s Net Income Up 94% in Q1 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-net-income-94-q1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: STS) announced that first-quarter net income increased to $3.8 million, up from $1.9 million in last year&#39;s same period&mdash;an increase of 94%.</p> <p>Net sales in the first quarter increased 10% to $69.4 million, compared with $63.3 million in the previous year.</p> <p>Due to ongoing strategic marketing and sales efforts, order backlog at March 26, 2016, increased to $102 million, compared with $98 million at the end of the most recent quarter; and $94 million at the end of last year&#39;s first quarter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-net-income-94-q1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-net-income-94-q1#comments Truck Bodies News Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:41:00 +0000 51811 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Wabash Adds Two New Executives http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-adds-two-new-executives <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wabash National Corporation&rsquo;s Tank Trailer business, which designs and manufactures Walker, Brenner, Beall and Bulk brand tank trailers, has named<strong> </strong>Dave Hill as Vice President and General Manager and Jay Morfitt as Director of Business Development and Strategy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-adds-two-new-executives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-adds-two-new-executives#comments Trailers News Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:19:00 +0000 51801 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com March Trailer Orders Well Below Expectations: FTR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/march-trailer-orders-well-below-expectations-ftr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. trailer net orders for March, at 13,800 units, were down 35% m/m and 39% y/y, according to FTR. The monthly order activity, the lowest since July 2013, was disappointing and well below expectations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/march-trailer-orders-well-below-expectations-ftr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/march-trailer-orders-well-below-expectations-ftr#comments Trailers News Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:17:00 +0000 51791 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Medium-Duty Truck Orders Up 10% in March: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-duty-truck-orders-10-march-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Medium-duty net orders totaled 13,242 in March, down 3% from February, but up 10% year-over-year, and Class 8 orders dropped 10% month-over-month and 35% year-over-year, to a total of 16,354 units, according to ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-duty-truck-orders-10-march-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-duty-truck-orders-10-march-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:43:00 +0000 51781 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index Drops 4.5% in March http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-drops-45-march <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5% in March, following a 7.2% surge during February. In March, the index equaled 137.6 (2000=100), down from 144 in February. February&rsquo;s level is an all-time high.</p> <p>Compared with March 2015, the SA index was up 2.2%, which was down from February&rsquo;s 8.6% year-over-year gain. Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 3.9%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-drops-45-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-drops-45-march#comments News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:42:00 +0000 51771 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Spartan Motors Breaks Ground on New Truck Assembly Plant http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/spartan-motors-breaks-ground-new-truck-assembly-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://globalmessaging1.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=8201259&amp;adr_order=35&amp;url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zcGFydGFubW90b3JzLmNvbS8%2FdXRtX3NvdXJjZT1QcmVzc1JlbGVhc2UmdXRt%0AX21lZGl1bT1WZWxvY2l0eVBSJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj1QUg%3D%3D" target="_blank">Spartan Motors, Inc.</a> (NASDAQ: SPAR) held a groundbreaking ceremony in Charlotte, Michigan, to recognize its $5.5 million investment in a new 85,000-square-foot truck assembly plant that will manufacture Isuzu&#39;s new F-Series trucks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/spartan-motors-breaks-ground-new-truck-assembly-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/spartan-motors-breaks-ground-new-truck-assembly-plant#comments Chassis News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:41:00 +0000 51761 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Daimler Trucks Opens New Corporate Headquarters http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/daimler-trucks-opens-new-corporate-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked a milestone in its corporate history with the grand opening celebration of its new nine-story headquarters building on its corporate campus in North Portland, Ore.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/daimler-trucks-opens-new-corporate-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/daimler-trucks-opens-new-corporate-headquarters#comments Chassis News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:40:00 +0000 51751 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com WABCO Acquires Laydon Composites, Expands Aerodynamic Product Portfolio http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/wabco-acquires-laydon-composites-expands-aerodynamic-product-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WABCO (NYSE: WBC) has acquired <a href="http://www.laydoncomp.com" target="_blank">Laydon Composites Ltd.</a> (LCL), a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers.</p> <p>LCL generated revenues of approximately $20 million in 2015 and is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Building on more than 30 years of experience, LCL was previously privately owned and operated.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/wabco-acquires-laydon-composites-expands-aerodynamic-product-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/wabco-acquires-laydon-composites-expands-aerodynamic-product-portfolio#comments Trailer Components News Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:19:00 +0000 51741 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mack Trucks Investing $70 Million in Lehigh Valley Operations http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-trucks-investing-70-million-lehigh-valley-operations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mack Trucks announced a plan to invest about $70 million in its Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, truck assembly operations over three years in order to further improve manufacturing quality and efficiency and modernize the facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-trucks-investing-70-million-lehigh-valley-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-trucks-investing-70-million-lehigh-valley-operations#comments Chassis News Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:49:00 +0000 51731 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Retail Sales of NG-Fueled HD Trucks Up in February: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/retail-sales-ng-fueled-hd-trucks-february-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales improved modestly in February, after getting off to a slow start in 2016, according to a recent report from ACT Research.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Natural Gas Quarterly&rdquo; attributes this to a high number of natural gas vehicle repeat sales, despite the continuing low cost of diesel prices, which is making the return on investment for adopting of natural gas less lucrative for fleets not yet invested in NG-fueled vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/retail-sales-ng-fueled-hd-trucks-february-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/retail-sales-ng-fueled-hd-trucks-february-act#comments Chassis Market Stats Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:48:00 +0000 51721 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck Sales Graphs March 2016 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/truck-sales-graphs-march-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Review truck sales figures from the month of March 2016 for trucks with GVWR over 10,000 lb. These graphs were compiled using data supplied by Wards Communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/truck-sales-graphs-march-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/truck-sales-graphs-march-2016#comments Market Stats Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:14:00 +0000 51711 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Inventory Overhang Keeping Class 8 Capacity Higher than Demand: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/inventory-overhang-keeping-class-8-capacity-higher-demand-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The supply of Class 8 trucks continues to rise faster than demand for trucks, according to the most recent ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).</p> <p>&ldquo;The capacity index [supply] rose faster than the freight index [demand] for the seventh consecutive month and the twelfth time in the past fourteen months in March,&rdquo; said Kenny Vieth, ACT&rsquo;s president and senior analyst.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/inventory-overhang-keeping-class-8-capacity-higher-demand-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/inventory-overhang-keeping-class-8-capacity-higher-demand-act#comments Chassis News Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:52:00 +0000 51701 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Volvo Debuts New 2017 Powertrain http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-debuts-new-2017-powertrain <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Volvo Trucks North America&rsquo;s new 2017 integrated powertrain made its public debut at Truck World 2016 at the International Centre in Toronto.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-debuts-new-2017-powertrain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-debuts-new-2017-powertrain#comments Chassis News Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:42:00 +0000 51691 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Up 6% in March http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-6-march <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Medium and heavy truck sales were up 6% in March over the same period a year ago and up 24% from the previous month, according to figures compiled by <a href="http://wardsauto.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Wards Communications</strong></a>.</p> <p>Dealers sold 65,740 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, up from March 2015 (61,887) and February 2016 (52,834).</p> <p>Compared with March 2015, Class 8 trucks were down 3% (20,034, compared to 20,625). Class 7 sales were 5,126, up 7% from 4,798.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-6-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-6-march#comments Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:38:00 +0000 51681 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Technical Director http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/technical-director <div class="node-body page-body">The Technical Director oversees all technical programs of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). This position works directly with the Executive Director to evaluate regulatory and technical issues that are applicable to the light- and medium-duty trailer industry.... </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/technical-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:20:13 +0000 51671 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Lead Fabricator http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/lead-fabricator <div class="node-body page-body">We build short run and one of a kind custom truck bodies, and short run repair/replacement parts. We have an opening for a lead fabricator....</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/lead-fabricator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:48:06 +0000 51661 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com