Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en Mandating fuel efficient trailers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/mandating-fuel-efficient-trailers <div class="field-deck"> NHTSA, EPA publish proposal to regulate trailer emissions, fuel economy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FOR the first time, the federal government will regulate the fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions of vehicles that do not contain engines</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/mandating-fuel-efficient-trailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/mandating-fuel-efficient-trailers#comments Trailers Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:29:00 +0000 44861 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>Vans are the most tightly regulated type of trailer under the proposed rulemaking developed by the EPA and NHTSA. The joint proposal was officially published July 13.</p> People and Positions for July 2015 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/people-and-positions-july-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">News and highlights of people in the truck, trailer manufacturing and distribution industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/people-and-positions-july-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/people-and-positions-july-2015#comments News Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:50:00 +0000 44851 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Convention Calendar July 2015 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/convention-calendar-july-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">July 2015 listing of conventions for the trailer, truck, and body industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/convention-calendar-july-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/convention-calendar-july-2015#comments News Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:34:00 +0000 44831 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Photos: CIMC's new East Coast Intermodal Production facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/photos-cimcs-new-east-coast-intermodal-production-facility <div class="node-body gallery-body">To fully serve the intermodal market, CIMC decided it needed to have a second production facility on the East Coast. That need officially was met earlier this year</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/photos-cimcs-new-east-coast-intermodal-production-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/photos-cimcs-new-east-coast-intermodal-production-facility#comments Trailers Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:29:00 +0000 44821 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com FTR Shippers Conditions Index for May Reflects ‘Manageable Capacity Utilization’ http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-may-reflects-manageable-capacity-utilization <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for May, at -3.1, reflects the current manageable capacity utilization, which is expected to remain in place through 2015.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-may-reflects-manageable-capacity-utilization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-may-reflects-manageable-capacity-utilization#comments News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:37:00 +0000 44881 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Sales Coordinator Position - Travis Trailers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/sales-coordinator-position-travis-trailers <div class="node-body page-body"><p>Sales Coordinator is an important role within the Sales team, and a position that holds the opportunity to progress within Travis Trailers.&nbsp; The position provides terrific experience in telecommunication and paperwork management, and is well suited for anyone with a sales and/or marketing background. &nbsp;The Sales Coordinator requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to respond to any inquiries via telephone or computer, with computer literacy being a vital asset.</p> <p><strong>Responsibilities Include:</strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/sales-coordinator-position-travis-trailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:43:54 +0000 44841 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Old Dominion Reports 15% Income Growth in Q2 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/old-dominion-reports-15-income-growth-q2 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) announced that net income was $85.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, a 15.9% increase from $73.8 million for the second quarter last year, and revenue increased 8.4% to $762.2 million from $703 million.</p> <p>Earnings per diluted share were $1.00, a 16.3% increase from $0.86 for the prior-year quarter. Old Dominion&#39;s operating ratio improved 100 basis points to 81.5% for the second quarter of 2015 from 82.5% for the second quarter of 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/old-dominion-reports-15-income-growth-q2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/old-dominion-reports-15-income-growth-q2#comments News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:36:00 +0000 44811 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Rush’s Q2 Net Income Flat http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/rush-s-q2-net-income-flat <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUSHA) (NASDAQ:RUSHB) announced that second-quarter net income was $19.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, compared with net income of $19.8 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the same quarter a year ago.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/rush-s-q2-net-income-flat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/rush-s-q2-net-income-flat#comments Chassis News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:34:00 +0000 44801 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Wabash Reaches Record Gross Profit, Income in Q2 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-reaches-record-gross-profit-income-q2 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=vlEh0ko-GMcOLHftM0zIDV960WACR_OFIcgkAMzKvl9DbFbsl8guYf64BTp-Rx7V9UXpP_-EVlj4ZW0U3m6aJdowABkYFiOUNwI_7OKy3EM=" target="_blank">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE:WNC) reported record gross profit and income in the second quarter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-reaches-record-gross-profit-income-q2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-reaches-record-gross-profit-income-q2#comments Trailers News Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:19:00 +0000 44791 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com International to Introduce New Line of Premium Vocational Trucks http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/international-introduce-new-line-premium-vocational-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar will launch a new line of premium vocational trucks for the severe service segment beginning in early-2016, leveraging shared technology and intellectual property from its venture with Caterpillar.</p> <p>In addition, the company announced that it will transition to Caterpillar the production and engineering of the Cat-branded severe service trucks the company has been supplying to Caterpillar since 2011. Navistar will continue to manufacture trucks for Caterpillar through December 31, 2016.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/international-introduce-new-line-premium-vocational-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/international-introduce-new-line-premium-vocational-trucks#comments Chassis News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:45:00 +0000 44781 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com GMC Unveils Diesel Versions of Colorado, Canyon http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gmc-unveils-diesel-versions-colorado-canyon <div class="node-body article-body"><p>GMC introduced the turbo-diesel version of the fastest-selling truck in the market&mdash;the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado&mdash;along with 2016 Canyon diesel.</p> <p style="margin-left:3.75pt;">With 369 lb-ft of torque (500 Nm) generated by its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel, the Colorado&rsquo;s maximum trailering capacity rises to 7,700 pounds (3,492 kg) on 2WD models, with estimated fuel economy projected to top the already segment-leading efficiency of the gas models.</p> <p style="margin-left:3.75pt;">It is also the cleanest diesel truck engine ever produced by General Motors.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gmc-unveils-diesel-versions-colorado-canyon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gmc-unveils-diesel-versions-colorado-canyon#comments Chassis News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:40:00 +0000 44771 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Hearings Set for GHG Emissions Proposed Rules http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/hearings-set-ghg-emissions-proposed-rules <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) are holding public hearings Aug. 6 and 18 for the joint proposed rules &ldquo;Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles&mdash;Phase 2,&#39;&#39; and also for NHTSA&#39;s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/hearings-set-ghg-emissions-proposed-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/hearings-set-ghg-emissions-proposed-rules#comments News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:39:00 +0000 44761 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases 18% in June http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-18-june <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU in June increased for the sixth consecutive month, totaling 197,203 units for an 18.6% boost, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).</p> <p>Growth was sustained across all commercial vehicle segments and in all major markets, with Germany (+9.4%), Italy (+12.5%), France (+12.9%), the UK (+18.5%) and Spain (+49.7%) posting growth.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-18-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-18-june#comments Chassis Market Stats News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:36:00 +0000 44751 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Lusty EMS Unveils Drop Deck Chassis Tipper http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/lusty-ems-unveils-drop-deck-chassis-tipper <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Lusty EMS released its <a href="http://www.lustyems.com.au/products/semi-tippers/drop-deck-chassis-tipper/">Drop Deck Chassis Tipper</a> model on the first day of Perth Truck Show.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The drop deck design increases the volume of the trailer by up to 6 cubic meters per load over a standard Chassis Tipper,&rdquo; stated Craig Wallace, General Manager of Tippers at manufacturer, MaxiTRANS, &ldquo;meaning operators can carry more bulk product per trip, saving both time and money.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/lusty-ems-unveils-drop-deck-chassis-tipper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/lusty-ems-unveils-drop-deck-chassis-tipper#comments New to the Market News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:55:00 +0000 44741 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Bendix Chooses Avon, Ohio, for New Headquarters http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/bendix-chooses-avon-ohio-new-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The new headquarters of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will remain in Lorain County and will be located in Avon, Ohio.</p> <p>Bendix has signed an agreement to purchase an approximately 60-acre site just over 10 miles from its current location in Elyria. The company announced in February that it would construct a new headquarters campus in northeast Ohio. Continued growth has meant it has exceeded the capabilities and capacity of its current location.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/bendix-chooses-avon-ohio-new-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/bendix-chooses-avon-ohio-new-headquarters#comments Aftermarket Parts News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:54:00 +0000 44731 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATA Report Predicts Continued Growth in Freight, Trucking http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-report-predicts-continued-growth-freight-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new report released by American Trucking Associations projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years.</p> <p>&ldquo;The outlook for all modes of freight transportation remains bright,&rdquo; said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello in releasing <em>U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026</em>. &ldquo;Continued population growth, expansion of the energy sector and foreign trade will boost trucking, intermodal rail and pipeline shipments in particular.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-report-predicts-continued-growth-freight-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-report-predicts-continued-growth-freight-trucking#comments News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0000 44721 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Accuride’s EBITDA Increases 11% in 2Q http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/accuride-s-ebitda-increases-11-2q <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW)&nbsp;reported that second-quarter adjusted EBITDA increased by 11.5% year-over-year to $25.9 million, or 14% of net sales, compared to $23.2 million, or 12.8% of net sales, in the same quarter of 2014.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/accuride-s-ebitda-increases-11-2q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/accuride-s-ebitda-increases-11-2q#comments Aftermarket Parts News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:52:00 +0000 44711 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 Used Truck Volumes Up 3% in June: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-truck-volumes-3-june-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While the average age of Class 8 used trucks was flat in June and the average miles of sold used trucks slipped 2% m/m, the average sale price remained strong, prices &nbsp;up 3% y/y and 7% YTD, in line for ACT&rsquo;s expectations of 5-10% growth in 2015.</p> <p>Total reported volumes of used Class 8 trucks rose to 2,643 units in June, up 6% m/m, 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/class-8-used-truck-volumes-3-june-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-truck-volumes-3-june-act#comments Chassis News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 44701 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com SAF-Holland Receives Quality Award from PACCAR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/saf-holland-receives-quality-award-paccar <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SAF-Holland&rsquo;s manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan, has received the PACCAR 2014 50PPM Quality Award and will be added to the list of premium suppliers displayed at PACCAR locations and on its internet site, <a href="http://www.paccar.com">www.paccar.com</a>.</p> <p>SAF-Holland earned this recognition by meeting the OEM&rsquo;s impressive quality standards. Over a rolling 12-month period, PACCAR monitors the quality of their supplier&rsquo;s parts and components to verify that product defects are below 50 parts per million (PPM).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/saf-holland-receives-quality-award-paccar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/saf-holland-receives-quality-award-paccar#comments Aftermarket Parts News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:50:00 +0000 44691 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Regional Sales Managers - Midwest http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/regional-sales-managers-midwest <div class="node-body page-body">Due to continued growth in the North American market, JOST International, has employment opportunities available for Regional Sales Managers West of the Mississippi River</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/regional-sales-managers-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:42:47 +0000 44681 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Solicitation for Applicants - RSM / Northeast Region http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/solicitation-applicants-rsm-northeast-region <div class="node-body page-body">Chalmers Suspensions International is looking to add to its national sales force. We currently have an open position for a Northeast Region Sales Manager preferably based in Ohio, Pennsylvania or possibly</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/solicitation-applicants-rsm-northeast-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:57:32 +0000 44671 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Kenworth Quebec Opens New Full-Service Facility in Saint-Georges http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-quebec-opens-new-full-service-facility-saint-georges <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kenworth Quebec has opened a new 17,000-square-foot, full-service facility in a Saint-Georges industrial park two miles north of the intersection of Quebec Routes 173 and 204.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The grand opening of this new location called Kenworth Beauce attracted more than 150 customers, suppliers and business people from local area companies plus dignitaries, including the mayor Claude Morin of Saint-Georges and other elected officials.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-quebec-opens-new-full-service-facility-saint-georges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-quebec-opens-new-full-service-facility-saint-georges#comments Chassis News Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:02:00 +0000 44661 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Supreme’s Net Sales Up 15% in Q2 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-net-sales-15-q2 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: STS), &nbsp;benefiting from strong demand for medium-duty trucks, reported that consolidated net sales from continuing operations increased 15.4% to $82.6 million in the second quarter, compared with $71.6 million during same quarter last year.</p> <p>Net income of $4.3 million was unchanged from last year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-net-sales-15-q2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-net-sales-15-q2#comments Truck Bodies News Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:01:00 +0000 44651 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Dry Vans, Reefers Lead Order Surge in June: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/dry-vans-reefers-lead-order-surge-june-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Strong orders for dry vans and reefers boosted June&rsquo;s total to nearly 27,900 units, a 73% jump over May, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p> <p>&ldquo;Although not the strongest June on record (that was the 32K volume of June 1994), the June 2015 order surge is exceptionally early, with strength coming from dry vans and reefers,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, Director&ndash;CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/dry-vans-reefers-lead-order-surge-june-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/dry-vans-reefers-lead-order-surge-june-act#comments Trailer Output Trailers News Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:00 +0000 44641 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Retail Sales of NG Heavy-Duty Trucks Up in June, but Down YTD http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/retail-sales-ng-heavy-duty-trucks-june-down-ytd <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NG-powered Class 8 truck and bus sales have slowed when calculated as a percentage of the total market, according to a new report from ACT Research.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Natural Gas Quarterly&rdquo; attributes the rapidly declining cost of diesel with making the return on investment for adoption of natural gas less lucrative. Original projections were that 2015 would see a 5% penetration of NG heavy duty trucks, but based on 2014 actual results and the sharp drop in oil prices starting in Q4&rsquo;14, the report calls that optimistic.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/retail-sales-ng-heavy-duty-trucks-june-down-ytd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/retail-sales-ng-heavy-duty-trucks-june-down-ytd#comments Chassis News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:55:00 +0000 44631 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com UK Commercial Vehicle Market Up 54% in June, 29% in First Half of 2015 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/uk-commercial-vehicle-market-54-june-29-first-half-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A 54.5% increase in June commercial vehicle registrations in the UK was a strong way to round off what has been a positive year so far, with volumes up 29.9% between January and June, according to the <a href="http://www.smmt.co.uk/" target="_blank">Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders</a> (SMMT).</p> <p>It is a good recovery following a subdued period &ndash; output last year was impacted by some restructuring across the industry, as well as the changes to type approval.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/uk-commercial-vehicle-market-54-june-29-first-half-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/uk-commercial-vehicle-market-54-june-29-first-half-2015#comments Chassis News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:54:00 +0000 44621 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NHTSA considering underride guards for straight trucks http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-considering-underride-guards-straight-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="BodyCopy"><span style="font-family:&quot;Book Antiqua&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering new rules that would require underride guards on straight trucks, part of a series of new proposals aimed at commercial trucks and trailers.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-considering-underride-guards-straight-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-considering-underride-guards-straight-trucks#comments Distributors, Upfitters Chassis News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:54:00 +0000 44611 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Sharp Transport Becomes First Carrier To Receive Smartway Elite Trailer Designation http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/sharp-transport-becomes-first-carrier-receive-smartway-elite-trailer-designation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ethridge, Tennessee-based Sharp Transport, Inc. has become the first carrier in the United States verified by the EPA to earn the SmartWay Elite Trailer designation. Outfitted with low rolling resistance tires, side skirts and the STEMCO TrailerTail, Sharp Transport&#39;s trailers are equipped to achieve more than 10% fuel savings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/sharp-transport-becomes-first-carrier-receive-smartway-elite-trailer-designation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/sharp-transport-becomes-first-carrier-receive-smartway-elite-trailer-designation#comments Trailers News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:17:00 +0000 44601 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NHTSA Seeks Comments on Lift Systems http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-seeks-comments-lift-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comments on the renewal of a previously approved information collection on platform lift systems for motor vehicles, including the establishment of minimum performance standards for platform lifts designed for installation on motor vehicles.</p> <p>Comments must be submitted on or before August 21, 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-seeks-comments-lift-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-seeks-comments-lift-systems#comments News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:15:00 +0000 44591 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Helpful Truck Frame Terminology http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/helpful-truck-frame-terminology <div class="node-body gallery-body">Refer to this gallery of common truck frame modification terms and equations used by work truck upfitters and distributors...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/helpful-truck-frame-terminology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/helpful-truck-frame-terminology#comments Distributors, Upfitters Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:50:00 +0000 44581 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com