Trailer Body Builders en Daimler triples online parts orders through eCommerce platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has tripled online parts orders through its eCommerce platform, Pinnacle Truck Parts.</p> <p>Pinnacle Truck Parts is an eCommerce website that delivers increased uptime by simplifying and expediting the parts ordering process. This robust tool streamlines the parts ordering process by providing online, real-time competitive pricing and parts availability for over 650,000 SKUs from dealer and parts distribution center inventories.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts Chassis News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:42:00 +0000 65001 at Product enhancements made to Freightliner’s severe duty line <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Freightliner Trucks has added six new severe duty product options: the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) automatic transmission, LifeGuard RollTek seats, improved routing and clipping, LED headlights in the M2 106 and M2 112, Bendix Tire Pressure Monitoring and the 122SD auto hauler package. <o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:41:00 +0000 64991 at Doonan Specialized introduces new tritoon trailer <div class="node-body article-body">Platform manufacturer Doonan Specialized Trailer LLC has introduced their recent design and build of a New Tritoon Boat trailer.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market Trailers News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:20:00 +0000 64981 at Truck Sales Graphs August 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Review truck sales figures from the month of August 2017 for trucks with GVWR over 10,000 lb. These graphs were compiled using data supplied by Wards Communications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:18:00 +0000 64971 at Stealth Trailers expands to second Indiana manufacturing site <div class="node-body article-body">Indiana-based cargo trailer manufacturer Stealth Trailers will soon establish a second location in the state, opening a new facility in Marion, IN, the IEDC reports. As part of its growth, the company plans to create up to 115 new jobs by 2020. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:41:00 +0000 64961 at Truck sales post gains across Classes 3-8 <div class="node-body article-body">Retail sales of medium and heavy trucks were up 10% in August, both in the month-over-month total and compared to August last year, spurred by the mid-year turn around in the Class 8 market, according to figures compiled by WardsAuto.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:03:00 +0000 64951 at Trailer build up in August with longer work schedule: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>August ties March for the longest trailer OEM work schedule of the year, which is also three days longer than July. Capitalizing on the additional work days, a sequential increase in U.S. trailer build was expected in August, according to ACT Research.</p> <p>&ldquo;The longer schedule gave OEMs a bit of operational breathing room,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, Director&ndash;CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT Research. &ldquo;Daily production of 1,189 units per day, the third-highest of the year, was off seven units per day from July.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:58:00 +0000 64941 at FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index stays positive as capacity tightens <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for July remains in a positive range with a reading of 5.75 reflecting tightening capacity, rising spot rates and a further impact this fall and winter from the implementation of Electronic Logging Devices.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:13:00 +0000 64931 at EU commercial vehicle market down slightly in August <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EU demand for commercial vehicles decreased 0.01% in August after July&rsquo;s upsurge (4%), according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).&nbsp;</p> <p>The various segments performed differently, with demand for buses increasing strongly (+17.8%) while registrations of new trucks declined (-2.9%). Among the major markets, Spain and France recorded the highest percentage gains (+20.5% and +14.5% respectively), but the Italian market saw a substantial fall in demand (-22.9%).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:09:00 +0000 64911 at Preliminary trailer orders up 8% in August: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT&rsquo;s preliminary estimate for August net trailer orders is 15,600 units, up 8% from July. Final August volume will be available later this month.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:51:00 +0000 64901 at Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry confidence stays strong in September <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Confidence in the equipment finance market is 63.7 in September, easing from the August&rsquo;s 64.4, according to the <a href=";RE=MC&amp;RI=2368012&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=11113&amp;Action=Follow+Link"><strong>Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation</strong></a><strong>&rsquo;s </strong>September <a href=";RE=MC&amp;RI=2368</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +0000 64891 at Great Dane sponsoring efficiency road show <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-top:10.0pt;margin-right:8.7pt;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left: 0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:115%"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; line-height:115%;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Great Dane is sponsoring Run on Less, a first-of-its-kind cross-country road show designed to showcase advancements in freight efficiency with an overall 9.0 mpg goal.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:28:00 +0000 64881 at Utility to sponsor Intelligent Trailer Symposium at NACV <div class="node-body article-body">Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company will sponsor the Intelligent Trailer Symposium at this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) Sept. 27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:33:00 +0000 64871 at Aurora Parts, Pluss automate parts search process <div class="node-body article-body">Aurora Parts and Accessories and Pluss Corporation are teaming up to provide automation of parts look-up, ordering, availability, and pricing for Aurora Dealers starting in the fourth quarter this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Dealers Equipment & Parts News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0000 64861 at New: Spring ride trailer scale option from Air-Weigh <div class="node-body article-body">Air-Weigh has announced their LoadMaxx trailer scale will now be available for spring ride suspensions. The new mechanical suspension option for LoadMaxx will be showcased at this year’s inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle show, and will be available end of October for customers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market Trailers Equipment & Parts News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:51:00 +0000 64851 at Final net trailer orders rebound to 14,600 in August: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final August net trailer orders rebounded from July, as expected, to 14,600 units&mdash;up 9% m/m and 4% y/y.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:14:00 +0000 64841 at Interest in electric-powered vehicles boosted by GHG 2 regulations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in the third quarter of this year has been directed to electric power, as noted in the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:08:00 +0000 64831 at Class 8 build plan increases in August: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fifty-nine percent of August&rsquo;s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages.</p> <p>&ldquo;Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,&rdquo; said Tim Denoyer, ACT Research&rsquo;s Vice President and Senior Analyst. &ldquo;For Q1, the August-ending build plan fill was 29%, just ahead of the 27% fill rate average of the past 10 years.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:03:00 +0000 64821 at Profitable Sales & End-Use Manufacturing <div class="node-body page-body"><p>&bull; Strong Revenues,</p> <p>&bull; Good Gross Margins,</p> <p>&bull; 20+ years of business, and</p> <p>&bull; A strategic business location.</p> <p>Confidential inquiries:</p> <p><a href=""><u></u></a> or</p> <p>Call Missye at 612.554.2624</p> </div> Classifieds Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:31:32 +0000 64811 at WABCO to buyout of Meritor WABCO joint venture <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial vehicle supplier WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) will further expand its commitment and operations in the commercial vehicle market in North America by taking full ownership of the Meritor WABCO joint venture, the company reported Monday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:15:00 +0000 64801 at CTEA to 'Up the Ante' at 2017 conference <div class="node-body article-body">With the theme “Up the Ante: Innovate,” the 2017 Canadian Transportation Equipment Association's Annual Conference and Trade Fair promises to be yet another fantastic opportunity for trailer and vocational truck manufacturers, their dealers, suppliers and service providers to gather and network. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers News Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:04:00 +0000 64791 at Gallery: 125 Years of Schmitz Cargobull <div class="node-body gallery-body">With origins in a German village forge in 1892, Schmitz Cargobull, Europe's largest trailer builder, has grown to six plants in Germany and a plant each in Spain, Lithuania, Russia, China and Turkey. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:41:00 +0000 64781 at EU’s largest trailer builder celebrates 125 years in business <div class="field-deck"> Schmitz Cargobull, a $2 billion global trailer maker, got its start in a village forge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HORSTMAR, GERMANY. In 1892, blacksmith Heinrich Schmitz founded a company which would grow to become Europe’s leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods 125 years later.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:25:00 +0000 64771 at <p>Germany-based Schmitz Cargobull&nbsp;introduced the Elephant as the new brand in 1989.</p> Schmitz Cargobull Meet the eCanter: Mitsubishi Fuso’s medium-duty electric delivery truck <div class="field-byline"> Cristina Commendatore, Fleet Owner </div> <div class="field-deck"> Called a 'game-changer' for cities looking to reduce emissions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NEW YORK, NY. Construction clanking, sirens from emergency vehicles, and other typical city traffic noise served as the backdrop for Thursday’s global launch of Mitsubishi Fuso’s medium-duty electric delivery truck here in New York City’s East Village.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Chassis News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:18:00 +0000 64761 at <p>Mitsubishi&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Fuso">Fuso</span>&nbsp;officially launched its all-electric, zero-emission truck, the&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="eCanter">eCanter</span>, to commercial customers during a Sept. 14 event in New York City.</p> Mitsubishi Fuso FTR forecast: Flatbed to pace trailer market in 2018 <div class="field-deck"> Dry vans to remain steady, reefer production continues to cool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">INDIANAPOLIS. North American Class 8 truck production will hit 300,000 units in 2018, a level seen only once in the past 10 years, according to the transportation equipment experts at FTR. In other forecasts presented at 2017 FTR Transportation Conference here this week, commercial vehicle trailer production will see a modest increase, paced by an improving flatbed market, while medium-duty truck production will mirror the U.S. economy, with slow but steady growth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:01:00 +0000 64751 at FTR STEMCO recommends wheel end inspection for flood exposed equipment <div class="field-deck"> Latest Tech Tip provides detailed instructions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For tractors and trailers that have been exposed to flood waters as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, STEMCO is recommending a complete wheel end inspection—and the heavy-duty components manufacturer is offering detailed instructions on how to complete a wheel end inspection and/or repair.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Equipment & Parts News Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:11:00 +0000 64741 at Upfitter FPG plans expansion to meet growing demand <div class="node-body article-body">Specialty vehicle upfitter First Priority Global will soon open of a new, state-of the-art manufacturing facility in Flanders, NJ, the company reports.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Distributors, Upfitters News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:46:00 +0000 64731 at First Priority Global's new Conversion Division location in Flanders, NJ. Utility Trailer redesigns website: 'simple and modern' <div class="node-body article-body">Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company invites visitors to explore its newly redesigned website: <a href="" title=""></a>. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:44:00 +0000 64721 at 'Smart Equipment' panel to be featured at HDMA's Off-Highway Dialogue <div class="node-body article-body">HDMA has announced its expert technology panel, titled "The Age of Smart Equipment", to be presented during next month's Off-Highway Dialogue in the Quad Cities area.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Chassis Equipment & Parts News Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:49:00 +0000 64711 at New Hardox 500 Tuf wear plate for dump bodies and buckets <div class="node-body article-body">The new Hardox 500 Tuf, officially introduced at the Oil Sands Trade Show this week, has been designed exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in one and the same wear plate. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market Truck Bodies News Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:31:00 +0000 64701 at <p>The dump body in the pictures is made with Hardox&nbsp;500 Tuf in the bottom plate.&nbsp;It has transported over 88 million pounds (40,000 metric tons) of crushed rock during more&nbsp;than a year with very low wear. Measuring the thickness at the end section&nbsp;of the 0.236 in. (6 mm) bottom plate showed an average wear of only 5%, according to SSAB.</p> SSAB