Trailer Body Builders en Navistar Holds Grand Opening of Melrose Park Used Truck Reconditioning Facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar held the grand opening of its Used Truck Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park, Ill., signaling a new chapter for the Diamond Renewed certified brand of used International trucks.</p> <p>With the closure and sale of the Indianapolis Center, Navistar reviewed potential replacement options and decided on co-locating to the Melrose Park prototype and testing facility, near Chicago.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:36:00 +0000 58191 at Supreme Delivers ‘Truck of the Future’ for Costco Fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT:STS) has delivered a pilot truck being field tested in the Business Delivery Fleet of Costco Wholesale Corporation&rsquo;s &ldquo;Truck of the Future&rdquo; Program (NASDAQ:COST).</p> <p>Utilizing Supreme&#39;s proprietary FiberPanel Honeycomb (HC) composite sidewalls, in addition to other customized features which reduced the body weight by 27%, resulted in a 1000-pound improvement in payload capacity for the 26-foot Costco Business Delivery truck.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:24:00 +0000 58181 at DexKo Global Expands Operations in Australia <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DexKo Global Inc., which manufactures trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, is expanding its Australian operations by signing an agreement to acquire Melbourne Trailer and Caravan Supplies (MTCS).</p> <p>MTCS is an Australian family-owned business and supplier of caravan and trailer axles, leaf springs and other trailer components, serving multiple market segments across Australia since 1968. It has also been the Australian distributor for the Dexter Axle product range for over 30 years.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:02:00 +0000 58171 at NHTSA Researching Seat Belts on School Buses <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to conduct discussions and informal interviews to identify school districts that have implemented seat belts on school buses, and to gather information to understand the states&#39; and local agencies&#39; decisions to implement seat<br /> belts on school buses and the funding mechanisms that are used to pay for seat-belt installation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:59:00 +0000 58161 at Sales Reps Needed <div class="node-body page-body">North American Trailer a distributor of class eight trailers to the transportation industry is looking for experienced sales reps to join our team in the state of Utah. Great compensation and exceptional opportunity. Experience working in the truck and trailer </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:57:41 +0000 58151 at Preliminary Class 8 Orders at 19,500 in November: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Preliminary Class 5-8 order data show the industry booked 36,600 net orders in November, including 19,500 in Class 8, according to ACT. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-December.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:05:00 +0000 58141 at Wabash National Obtains Fourth Fleet for Launch of All-Composite Refrigerated Trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE: WNC) announces a commitment from a fourth fleet to join the company&rsquo;s launch program for its Cold Chain Series refrigerated van trailer made with molded structural composites&mdash;the first trailer of its kind.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:03:00 +0000 58131 at Navistar Analytics Team Honored As One of Top 50 in America <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar announced that it is among the winners of the first-ever Analytics 50 Awards given by Drexel University and</p> <p>Navistar&rsquo;s Analytics team, represented by Dan Pikelny, vice president, Analytics, was named as one of the honorees. The goal of the Analytics 50 Awards program is to honor 50 companies using analytics to solve business challenges.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:01:00 +0000 58121 at NHTSA certification is not just a label <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Kastner, managing director of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) with contributions from Bob Raybuck, director of technical services, and Mark Sidman, founder of Transport Counsel PC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vehicle safety is a primary concern for anyone building, selling, buying or using a work truck. A series of laws and regulations help ensure motor vehicles sold in the U.S. meet specified safety standards.</p> <p>There are numerous reasons why vehicle certification&mdash;the process by which companies in the manufacturing chain attest that a vehicle meets the standards set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) &mdash; is important.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:54:00 +0000 58111 at Outside Sales Representative <div class="node-body page-body">Heritage Truck Equipment is seeking a sales professional to call on its existing customers and grow new business market share. The sales territory will include Central and Eastern PA, NJ, NY, and DE. Daily travel is required with possible overnight stays. Experience and knowledge in the class 8 dump body industry</div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:06:30 +0000 58101 at Clement Industries’ Garrison Dies at 87 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Former Clement Industries vice-president of sales Bill Garrison died Nov. 29 in Minden, Louisiana. He was 87.</p> <p>Garrison began his career in industrial sales work at Marion Power Shovel Co., where he met and married his wife of 64 years, Patricia Smoot Garrison. Together they moved to New York, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Findlay, OH, Plymouth, MI, Newark, OH, Enterprise, AL, and to their final home in Minden, LA. He retired in 2012 after a 30-plus-year career at Clement Industries.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:19:00 +0000 58091 at HDAD Conference to Feature Expert Panel on Fleet Issues <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the Commercial Vehicle division of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and MacKay &amp; Company have announced that Brian Antonellis of PepsiCo, Steve Graham of Schneider National, Lee Long of Southeast Freight Lines, Scott Perry of Ryder Systems Inc., Gloria Plilar of Swift, Dan Samford of Herzog Contracting Corporation and Roy Svehla of Republic Services will participate&nbsp;as part of the 5th&nbsp;Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference, to be held January 23 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada immediately prece</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:48:00 +0000 58081 at FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant Launches Industry's First-Ever Hybrid Minivan <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The industry&rsquo;s first-ever electrified minivan, the <a href=";mid=779" target="_blank">2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid</a>, rolled off the line at the FCA US <a href=";mid=105" target="_blank">Windsor Assembly Plant</a> (Ont.) on Dec. 1, further expanding the company&rsquo;s leadership in the segment.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:47:00 +0000 58071 at Wabash National Honors Eight Van Dealers <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE: WNC) has awarded eight van dealers with 2016 Ambassador Awards for achieving top-ranked dealer status in 2015.</p> <p>Twenty-three dealers who sell and service Wabash National brand dry van and refrigerated van trailers were in contention for the award based on 2015 performance criteria. Award winners are:</p> <p>Cobble Hill Trailer Sales, LLC</p> <p>Fleetco, Inc.</p> <p>M&amp;K Trailer Centers</p> <p>Stoops Freightliner &ndash; Quality Trailer</p> <p>TEC Equipment, Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:46:00 +0000 58061 at November Preliminary Net Class 8 Orders Up 41% from October: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for November at 19,300 units, up 41% m/m, right in line with the FTR forecast.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:00 +0000 58051 at Class 8 Market Dip in 2017, Followed by Upbeat Outlook <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With many speculating what the incoming Trump Administration will mean for trucking, &quot;those are really more 2018 considerations,&quot; noted Kenny Vieth, president of ACT Research, in a Stifel Capital Markets call Friday. In terms of next year, though, the group expects just over 200,000 Class 8 trucks will be built for the North American market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:42:00 +0000 58041 at IMT Adds Carco to Distributor Network <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), has added Carco Industries, Inc. to its distributor network. Located in Tualatin, Oregon, Carco Industries serves IMT customers in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. The quality lubrication equipment and service truck provider offers more than 40 years of experience in the service truck industry.</p> <p>Carco Industries, Inc., founded in 1973, manufactures lubrication and service equipment for the construction, aggregate and mining industries.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fabrication News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:41:00 +0000 58031 at Great Dane Adds New Features on Freedom XP Flatbeds <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Great Dane now features the JOST AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a new sliding suspension option on its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.</p> <p>The JOST AX150 Alumilight landing gear is an aluminum hybrid series built for a maximum static load rating of 160,000 pounds and a rated lift capacity of 55,000 pounds. An all-aluminum extruded upper leg and high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel lower leg provide strength and weight savings.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market News Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:39:00 +0000 58021 at Bridgestone to Develop New Tire Technologies in SuperTruck II Program <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href=";d=DgMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=HUlnuqvgsxh-SArZtzjQKAo50mv9p_WiUwGwU1-Xclk&amp;s=W4he8RbdWHAVAYTXtOFa5bgxqhDgazweHgoAq5_iENs&amp;e=">Bridgestone Americas</a>, Inc. announced that it will develop innovative new tire technologies aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of the more than 3.5 million heavy-duty Class 8 long-haul tractor trailer trucks on the nation&rsquo;s roads.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:22:00 +0000 58011 at NTDA convention addresses key issues <div class="field-deck"> NTDA 2016 Convention highlights </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber fraud, new trailer technology, and the impact of the upcoming greenhouse gas regulation were among the topics addressed at the 26th annual convention of the National Trailer Dealers Association.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Dealers Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:12:00 +0000 57881 at <p align="left">Leading the NTDA for 2016-2017 are, first row: Steve Robinson, Pressure Systems International, chairman; Dave Tomasello, Hale Trailer Brake &amp; Wheel; Gwen Brown, NTDA; president, Lyn Simon, ; Mark Hall, Stoops Quality Trailer; Jamie Vaughn, Twin State Trailers; and Dale Martens, American Trailer &amp; Storage, first vice-chairman.</p> <p>Second row: Mike Shuemake, Central Valley Trailer Repair; Charlie Blyth, Blyth Trailer Sales; Richard Bloomquist, Badger Utility of Wisconsin LLC; Joel Hought Wallwork Truck &amp; Trailer Center, treasurer; and Geoff Reid, Hendrickson. Not shown: John Princing, Scientific Brake &amp; Equipment, second vice-chairman.</p> Photo courtesy of John Carr Enhanced PACCAR MX engines from Peterbilt <div class="node-body article-body">Peterbilt trucks powered by a 2017 PACCAR MX engine will provide customers new horsepower and torque ratings, higher performance, and lower cost of ownership, according to Peterbilt Motors Company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:06:00 +0000 57871 at GM: teaming up to build trucks <div class="node-body article-body">General Motors’ new low-cab forward trucks are now in production, the fruits of a partnership with Isuzu and Navistar, rather than a joint venture...major functions such as sales, service, and warranty all funnel through the GM network.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:53:00 +0000 57861 at Navistar’s new product parade has begun <div class="node-body article-body">Expect to see a new truck coming from Navistar about every six months for the next two years. The array of new truck introductions started this summer</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:43:00 +0000 57851 at MFTA says all-electric Canter ‘is the future’ <div class="node-body article-body">Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) is developing an all-electric model of its Canter truck, initially based on the Canter FE130. The company tested a number of the prototype trucks in various duty cycles</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:34:00 +0000 57841 at Western Star: partnering with body OEMs <div class="node-body article-body">Western Star is introducing several off-road chassis options for on- and off-road use as well as full-time off-road operations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters Chassis Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:32:00 +0000 57791 at New upfitter options from Freightliner <div class="node-body article-body">Freightliner announced a series of options that offer truck upfitters with added convenience and improved efficiency and consistency.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Output Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:20:00 +0000 57781 at Isuzu enters Class 6 market <div class="node-body article-body">Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc is entering the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment with the 2018 Isuzu FTR, slated for production in mid-2017. Among the highlights..</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:16:00 +0000 57831 at <p>Andy Craig, director, Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada, provides details on the new Isuzu FTR during the Canadian Transportation Equipment Manufacturers Conference in Vancouver BC October 26.</p> Ford Super Duty offers boosted towing capability <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s 2017 Super Duty, the first new Super Duty since the 1999 model, features a lightweight aluminum alloy cab and box. The new F-Series models offer more</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:11:00 +0000 57771 at Ram updates three models <div class="node-body article-body">Ram unveiled new-for-2017 updates to three of its most popular models, with Lone Star, Laramie Longhorn and Limited models offering truck buyers an even wider selection</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:02:00 +0000 57761 at Telematics standard on all Hino trucks <div class="node-body article-body">The biggest change for Hino Trucks’ 2017 products involves telematics and connected vehicle systems that now come standard on all trucks. Major product enhancement for model-year 2017 is essentially software enhancement</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:56:00 +0000 57821 at