Trailer Body Builders en Trucking worries CARB may step into GHG gap <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA) and the <a href="">Truck Renting and Leasing Association</a> (TRALA) are two industry trade groups worried that the intent announced by the <a href="">Environmental Protection Agency</a> last week to &ldquo;<a href="">re-evaluate</a>&rdquo; parts the <a href="">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency rule</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:59:00 +0000 64191 at DHL, Ford show off 'early build' larger electric van based on Transit <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After announcing a collaboration with <a href="" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Ford</a> some months ago to develop a heavier-duty electric delivery vehicle, Deutsche Post DHL Group and the automaker this week took the wraps off the Streetscooter Work XL in Cologne, Germany.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:57:00 +0000 64181 at Class 8 production increases in July: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>North American Class 8 production increased in July, boosted by the continued strength of orders.</p> <p>&ldquo;After cutting 3,000 units from the Class 8 build plan last month, the OEMs added back nearly 6,000 units in July,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, ACT Research&rsquo;s Vice President. &ldquo;This brings the OEMs&rsquo; full-year expectations to over 252,000 units.&rdquo;</p> <p>Despite a sequentially slower July build rate in the North American medium-duty market, year over year Class 5-7 production was 15% higher.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:55:00 +0000 64171 at Vulcan Spring celebrates 50th anniversary <div class="field-deck"> Innovative global manufacturing company began in founder's basement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vulcan Spring and Manufacturing Co., a leading designer and manufacturer of flat steel springs and related assemblies for diverse global markets, is celebrating the company’s 50th Anniversary.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fabrication News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:43:00 +0000 64161 at EPA takes ‘big first step’ on trailer GHG reconsideration <div class="field-deck"> 2018 Phase 2 implementation schedule still in place, TTMA cautions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maybe trailers shouldn’t be considered motor vehicles after all. The federal agencies responsible for implementing the next phase of heavy-duty fuel efficiency standards have decided the industry’s concerns warrant a formal reconsideration of the regulation. TTMA President Jeff Sims called the government’s decision “a big first step towards solving the entire issue.” But he cautions that the looming implementation date—and the associated uncertainty for trailer manufacturers and their customers—remains in place, at least for the time being.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:54:00 +0000 64151 at Kenworth Ontario moves Ottawa dealership to new facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kenworth Ontario has relocated its Ottawa area dealership to a new and modern, 43,000-square-foot facility about 21 miles southeast of Parliament Hill in the Canadian capital.</p> <p>Kenworth Ontario&ndash;Ottawa is located on 10 acres with convenient access to Trans-Canada Highway 417, a major truck route through the Ontario province. The dealership has seven drive-through service bays, including two bays with full-length pits and room to service up to 14 tractors, a large driver&rsquo;s lounge with satellite television and vending machines, and showers for drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:33:00 +0000 64141 at Steel, aluminum prices still rising <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As of June, steel prices were still increasing in the U.S., which will continue to be an issue for the work truck industry, according to an article by NTEA Director of Market Data &amp; Research Steve Latin-Kasper that was published in the August 2017 edition of NTEA News.</p> <p>&ldquo;Steel prices will likely keep rising in the second half of this year, but if the rate of increase decelerates in the third quarter, it will signal an accurate World Bank forecast, which means prices could fall again by 2018,&rdquo; he said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:18:00 +0000 64131 at Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence jumps in August <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.4 in August, up from 63.5 the previous two months, according to the <a href=";d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=unYrMNgTvxn7Vhk_4Xe5UkNe3GMdyDTDUxtjDx_d1cs&amp;m=gCCahPJ59FkgAHSSXuLac-U3hHMvtZbpO4hBXzVdT-k&amp;s=JqmvH45PThB52WtgOPlOlv8L1DzX9a</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000 64121 at BWise partners with Bristow Beds <div class="node-body article-body"><p>BWise Manufacturing, LLC, a manufacturer of dump, equipment, tilt and utility trailers in Chambersburg, PA, has formed a partnership with Bristow Beds of Keytesville, MO. BWise Manufacturing will be the exclusive U.S. manufacturer for the Bristow fork lift truck bed.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:04:00 +0000 64111 at Wabash National ranks #29 on best U.S. manufacturers list <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE: WNC) was named a <a href="">&ldquo;50 Best U.S. Manufacturer&rdquo;</a> by IndustryWeek magazine in its July/August 2017 issue, coming in at #29 in the ranking.</p> <p>This is the third consecutive year Wabash National has been honored as an IndustryWeek U.S. Top 50, and the fifth time it has been recognized overall, having previously made the list in 2006, 2013, 2015 and 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0000 64101 at Final net trailer orders for July meet expectations: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final July net trailer orders meeting expectations at 13,400 units, falling from June with a m/m drop of 29%, but still up 40% from last July.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:29:00 +0000 64091 at Trailer orders up 43% this year: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So far this year, the trailer industry has booked over 153,000 net orders, a 43% improvement, according to ACT.</p> <p>Frank Maly, ACT&rsquo;s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research, said the shift by fleets to a more positive outlook coincided with last fall&rsquo;s election, and is obviously ongoing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Another positive for the industry is that cancellations remain low,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Fleets are obviously standing firm with their order commitments, an indication of fleet confidence in the near-to-medium term outlook.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:12:00 +0000 64081 at AdjustRite now includes supplier LKQ Corp. <div class="node-body article-body">PPG has expanded its AdjustRite commercial estimating system Commercial Parts Listing Program with the addition of LKQ Corporation to its supplier data base.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:29:00 +0000 64071 at PPG MHC Kenworth opens new dealership in Iowa <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) is opening its third dealership in Iowa to further meet the ever-changing needs of customers and expand its multi-state network of support.</p> <p>MHC Kenworth&ndash;Dubuque is conveniently located off U.S. Highway 151, just west of the Mississippi River. The new location features eight service bays, a parts warehouse, a wash bay and a driver&rsquo;s lounge. MHC&rsquo;s new facility is one of more than 100 dealership and leasing locations across 16 states.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:22:00 +0000 64061 at Supreme announces cash dividend <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme Industries, Inc.&nbsp;(NYSE MKT: STS) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of three and a half cents ($0.035) per share on its Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on September 5 to holders of record at the close of business on August 28.</p> <p>Future cash dividend payments are subject to business conditions, the Company&#39;s financial position, and requirements for working capital, property, plant, and equipment expenditures and other corporate purposes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Truck Bodies News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:22:00 +0000 64051 at M.H. Eby acquires manufacturing plant in Ephrata, PA <div class="node-body article-body"><p>M.H. Eby has acquired a 95,000-square-foot production facility on 17&frac12; acres in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, for the manufacture of all-aluminum trailers and truck bodies for commercial and agricultural markets.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our business has grown significantly in the past five years, and this acquisition allows us to expand our product lines while building more efficiently,&rdquo; said Travis Eby, President of M.H. Eby. &ldquo;It provides the opportunity to bring all of our PA manufacturing operations under one roof, and gives us additional room to grow.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:18:00 +0000 64041 at Daimler gives Masters of Quality Supplier Award to Meritor WABCO <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Meritor WABCO announced it has received the prestigious Masters of Quality Supplier Award from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) for the second consecutive year.</p> <p>The 2016 Masters of Quality Supplier Award recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores on their quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a balanced scorecard basis. The honored suppliers represent the top-quality providers of components and services for DTNA&rsquo;s Freightliner and Western Star truck brands.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts Chassis News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0000 64031 at Wabash Honors Top Dealers <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE: WNC) awarded seven van trailer dealers with ambassador awards for achieving four- and five-star dealer status based on 2016 performance criteria.</p> <p>This marks the second year that Wabash National has recognized its top dealers with ambassador awards.</p> <p>Of the 23 dealers that are part of the company&rsquo;s Dealer Ambassador Program, seven earned an award for top performance:</p> <p><strong>5-Star Dealers in 2016</strong></p> <p>Fleetco, Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:29:00 +0000 64021 at Meritor WABCO receives awards from Hino <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Meritor WABCO received the 2016 Excellence in Quality and the 2016 On-Time Delivery Performance awards from Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.</p> <p>Meritor WABCO has been recognized with the quality award eight times and has received the on-time delivery award six times.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts Chassis Market Stats Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:18:00 +0000 64011 at Ram boosts 2018 model 3500 HD pickup <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With the start of 2018 model year production, <a href="" title="">Ram</a> Truck is boosting the capability of its 3500 HD pickup model; increasing available torque for its optional diesel engine package and adding an optional fifth wheel designed by Ram Engineering that can tow up to 30,000 lbs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:35:00 +0000 64001 at NTEA unveils vehicle certification series <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) is releasing a three-part article series on vehicle certification basics. With the trend toward global chassis platforms progressing, the Association&rsquo;s technical services department explains the certification process of three markets: the U.S., Canada and European Union (EU).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:49:00 +0000 63991 at Eco Flaps receives EPA approval to meet GHG regs <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Eco Flaps</a> announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pre-approved its trailer splash guards to be used by vehicle manufacturers to meet GHG2 regulations through model year 2020 with a 1.25 percent reduction in fuel usage.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:47:00 +0000 63981 at New beverage delivery trailer from Mickey <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mickey Truck Bodies has introduced the all-new 21st Century trailer designed and built specifically for beverage delivery.</p> <p>The heavy-duty trailer configuration handles better, has a more modern appearance and lasts longer than conventional box trailers, Mickey says.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market News Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:45:00 +0000 63971 at Mickey to open plant serving Northeast <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mickey Truck Bodies has acquired a new manufacturing location consisting of two facilities totaling 158,000 square feet in Salem Township, PA. Once converted, Mickey will use manufacturing operation to serve the Northeast market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:43:00 +0000 63961 at Wabash CEO: Supreme deal a "game changer" <div class="field-deck"> Acquisition fits final mile strategy, product diversification goal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Following up on the announcement late Tuesday that Wabash National will purchase Supreme Industries for about $364 million, CEO Dick Giromini on Wednesday characterized the deal as “a perfect marriage” and “a game changer.” While the company emphasized the importance of responding to the supply chain demands of e-commerce, investment analysts suggest the real benefit to the purchase will be in greatly reducing Wabash’s dependence on the cyclical highway van trailer market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies News Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:49:00 +0000 63951 at Wabash National Hino celebrates 10-year anniversary of West Virginia plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hino Motors&rsquo; manufacturing facility in Williamstown, West Virginia, celebrated 10 years of medium-duty truck production.</p> <p>This 245,000-square-foot location produces Hino&rsquo;s Class 6-7 conventional body style trucks. The West Virginia plant has seen exponential growth over its decade of production, facilitating the country&rsquo;s fastest-growing medium-duty truck.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:18:00 +0000 63941 at PACCAR Financial launches redesigned website for used trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>PACCAR Financial Corp. recently launched a <a href="" target="_blank">redesigned used truck website</a> that features enhanced functionality, such as the ability to search by make, model, truck components and miles.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000 63931 at Wabash to buy Supreme, looking to last-mile needs of trucking <div class="field-deck"> $350+ million deal expected to close in Q4 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking to the e-commerce future of the supply chain, a couple of North America’s largest transportation equipment companies are teaming up in a cash deal for about a third of a billion dollars. Wabash National Corporation and Supreme Industries, Inc. late Tuesday announced an agreement under which Wabash National would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Supreme in a cash tender offer for $21 per share.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies News Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:19:00 +0000 63921 at Bayview Kenworth opens facility in New Brunswick <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Bayview Kenworth</a> has opened a newly renovated 19,000-sq.-ft. <a href="" target="_blank" title="">Kenworth</a> parts and service dealership in the Jacksonville area north of Woodstock, New Brunswick.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:13:00 +0000 63901 at Wabash facility in Mexico earns clean certification <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Wabash National Corp. </a>said it has received federal clean industry certification for its facility in San Jos&eacute; Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico.</p> <p>The facility manufactures Bulk and Brenner brand tank trailers, as well as Walker brand storage silos. The plant employs more than 250 people.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:27:00 +0000 63891 at