Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en Orders increase for Class 8 trucks in August http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/orders-increase-class-8-trucks-august-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heavy truck buyers in North America placed order for 25,363 units in August, and Classes 5-7 net orders rose to a four-month high of 18,012, according to the latest State of the Industry report published ACT Research Company (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/orders-increase-class-8-trucks-august-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/orders-increase-class-8-trucks-august-0#comments Market Stats News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:23:00 +0000 36111 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Good news for distributors and manufacturers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/good-news-distributors-and-manufacturers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Distributors and manufacturers experienced stronger markets, according to the September ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association shows continued market expansion fo distributors and manufacturers.</p> <p>&ldquo;The ISA Manufacturer Index fell from 61.8% in July to 59.0% in August, while the Distributor Index increased from 63.6% in July to 65.1%,&rdquo; said Bryon Shafer, general manager of ASG Industrial and chair of ISA&rsquo;s Strategic Information Committee.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/good-news-distributors-and-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/good-news-distributors-and-manufacturers#comments News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:12:00 +0000 36101 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Orders for Class 8 trucks increase in August http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/orders-class-8-trucks-increase-august <div class="node-body article-body"><h1> Heavy truck buyers in North America placed order for 25,363 units in August, and Classes 5-7 net orders rose to a four-month high of 18,012, according to the latest State of the Industry report published ACT Research Company (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market.<br /> </h1></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/orders-class-8-trucks-increase-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/market-stats/orders-class-8-trucks-increase-august#comments Market Stats News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:00 +0000 36091 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck Product Conference: Day 3 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/truck-product-conference-day-3 <div class="field-byline"> By Bruce Sauer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ford, Western Star, and Hino introduce new models </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Ford</strong></p> <p>Shipping has begun for the full line of Transit vans is now underway.&nbsp; Vehicles will be arriving at dealers shortly.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">While all models are being produced, Ford has a round of options that will be offered shortly as &ldquo;Job #2.&rdquo;&nbsp; They include a safety system designed to alert the driver when they Transist leaves its lane, spray-in cargo floor liner, backup alarm, and 250-amp alternator.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/truck-product-conference-day-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/truck-product-conference-day-3#comments Chassis News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:38:00 +0000 36081 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com SAE Seminar: Acquiring CAN and OBD Data http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sae-seminar-acquiring-can-and-obd-data <div class="node-body article-body"><p>HEM Data Corp, will present an Society of Automotive Engineers seminar titled <a href="http://email.robly.com/wf/click?upn=bxe6arH9StfBS8phDoY1RHoLgnPA6XOtgQFkmX3MhxO-2Fb9XLsLnkZCGikVFRBlx5eVLRzyS-2BbORZvfKf3k-2FIIgxuCYB-2BVViWcwc-2BcvDWvV-2FkhDbxQocVp4ZYxgOHishLPzxH0tXiXr4xCfEe-2BcyMbuCt2BHAhGY8ShPQdMXaq6Kk8qD-2FF7UV0jMLH0KXMVRdrCGsAa1nyIaor8VnNzN9mDn60CTYV6YuLuA-2FzyBUPE7I5f1ov8eFO1KWsiCs7s7M8sQTQuSpWtpAVU4dgLNqUAhg7App8tOsB7sMmOzpQqc-3D_BGx9O7V78Or-2Bco8IT-2F1DTbYJq8DVUqmYne1MDWDGlxrk2Rzo-2Bj-2F4LLfvZmI85wdWr57VZaqBoeFDeMH3aggNhiQo4semhGCLxEhRni6ZGHx8qbTB8P5Sa-2BrwboHFSsqH8C-2BPkBiU8fA5i</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sae-seminar-acquiring-can-and-obd-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sae-seminar-acquiring-can-and-obd-data#comments Chassis News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:04:00 +0000 36071 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck OEMs reveal new models http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/truck-oems-reveal-new-models <div class="field-byline"> By Bruce Sauer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Vans, pickups, and medium duty models shown during second day of the 2014 Truck Product Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>News and how-to&rsquo;s were common during the second day of the NTEA Truck Product Conference September 17 in Dearborn, Michigan.</p> <p>General Motors, Kenworth, Mitsubishi, and Peterbilt all brought attendees up to date with their products, including new model introductions and tips for installing truck bodies and equipment.</p> <p>General Motors had two light duty vehicles that attracted a crowd&mdash;a first-hand look at the company&rsquo;s Colorado and Canyon mid-sized pickups and the new City Express, GM&rsquo;s entry in the rapidly expanding compact van market.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/truck-oems-reveal-new-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/truck-oems-reveal-new-models#comments Chassis News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:45:00 +0000 36061 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Refuse truck company acquires mixer manufacturer http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/refuse-truck-company-acquires-mixer-manufacturer <div class="field-deck"> Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings acquires Continental Manufacturing Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings LLC has acquired the assets of Continental Manufacturing Company, producers of concrete mixers.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings produces the EZ-Pack line of refuse bodies.&nbsp; The company plans to retain the Continental brand by manufacturing mixers under a separate company-- Continental Mixer Solutions, LLC/</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Continental has been serving the ready-mix industry since 1982.&nbsp; Products include the Bridge Saver and Express rear discharge models.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/refuse-truck-company-acquires-mixer-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/refuse-truck-company-acquires-mixer-manufacturer#comments Truck Bodies News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:36:00 +0000 36051 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck Product Conference: Isuzu, Freightliner and Ram http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/truck-product-conference-isuzu-freightliner-and-ram <div class="field-byline"> By Bruce Sauer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The annual Truck Product Conference, sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association, kicked off September 16 with updates from Isuzu, Freightliner, and Ram.</p> <p>Isuzu announced that its new NPR-XD chassis and expanded applications for the fuel efficient Eco-Max low cab forward chassis that will enable it to be mounted with industry standard van body heights. Previously, Isuzu would not approve van bodies with inside heights in excess of 79 inches due to frontal area concerns.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/truck-product-conference-isuzu-freightliner-and-ram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/truck-product-conference-isuzu-freightliner-and-ram#comments Chassis News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:05:00 +0000 36041 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Accuride receives AME Manufacturing Excellence Award http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/accuride-receives-ame-manufacturing-excellence-award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has awarded Accuride&#39;s Henderson Operations steel wheel manufacturing facility in Henderson, Kentucky a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. An AME representative will visit the Accuride plant on Sept. 18 to present the award. The company will also be honored during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, Nov. 10-14 in Jacksonville, Florida.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/accuride-receives-ame-manufacturing-excellence-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/accuride-receives-ame-manufacturing-excellence-award#comments Equipment & Parts News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:46:00 +0000 36031 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com McNeilus delivers CNG concrete mixers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/mcneilus-delivers-cng-concrete-mixers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>McNeilus Truck &amp; Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered 40 McNeilus&reg; Bridgemaster ready-mix trucks to multinational Argos USA. The vehicles, which feature McNeilus&rsquo; Next Generation (NGEN) compressed natural gas systems represent the first-ever CNG trucks placed into service by Argos.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/mcneilus-delivers-cng-concrete-mixers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/mcneilus-delivers-cng-concrete-mixers#comments Chassis News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:32:00 +0000 36021 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NTDA awards four scholarships http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ntda-awards-four-scholarships <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Each year, the NTDA provides a scholarship program to help children of NTDA member employees. MeritorWabco, Michelin, HAVCO Wood Products LLC, East Manufacturing Corp., Pitts Trailers, Dynaweld Trailers, Dorsey Trailers and Pressure Systems International generously underwrite the scholarship Program. The NTDA received $850 in individual donations this year to benefit the scholarship fund. The association is also adding a fundraising component to its annual golf tournament to help raise money for next year&#39;s scholarship program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ntda-awards-four-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ntda-awards-four-scholarships#comments Trailer Dealers News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:20:00 +0000 36011 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com GM ramps up capacity for new pickup http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/gm-ramps-capacity-new-pickup <div class="node-body article-body"><p>General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.</p> <p>Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, which is very high for early orders. With the midsize trucks, Chevrolet and GMC offer the broadest truck portfolio in the business.&nbsp;No other manufacturer is positioned to offer all truck customers the right truck to meet their varied needs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/gm-ramps-capacity-new-pickup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/gm-ramps-capacity-new-pickup#comments Chassis News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:11:00 +0000 36001 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Retail truck sales hot in August http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/retail-truck-sales-hot-august <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Commercial trucks continued selling briskly in August, according to figures compiled by Wards Information Products, a sister company of <em>Trailer/Body Builders.</em></p> <p>Dealers sold 61,021 trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings above 10,000 pounds in August, up 22% from August 2013.&nbsp; Class 8 trucks (GVW ratings above 33,000 pounds) led the way with a 28% increase.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/retail-truck-sales-hot-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/retail-truck-sales-hot-august#comments Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:55:00 +0000 35991 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Utility’s Arkansas plant receives safety award http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/utility-s-arkansas-plant-receives-safety-award <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.utilitytrailer.com/"><strong>Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company</strong></a><strong>&rsquo;s </strong>Paragould, Arkansas manufacturing plant has received the <strong>Liberty Mutual Insurance Gold Safety Award</strong>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/utility-s-arkansas-plant-receives-safety-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/utility-s-arkansas-plant-receives-safety-award#comments Trailers News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:43:00 +0000 35981 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com CNG truck growth rate slows http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/cng-truck-growth-rate-slows <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Natural gas powered trucks continue to grow in unit sales and production, though at a rate proportional to the outsized growth of the overall heavy truck market. This inline growth falls below earlier expectations of a more rapid adoption. Nevertheless, sales for 2014 are now expected to total 11,000 units, up 27% from 2013, according to a study compiled by ACT Research, Columbus, Indiana.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/cng-truck-growth-rate-slows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/cng-truck-growth-rate-slows#comments Market Stats News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:04:00 +0000 35971 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Trailer manufacturers: Can’t build them fast enough http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/trailer-manufacturers-can-t-build-them-fast-enough <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trailer manufacturing is booming, and could be even better were it not for a shortage of qualified production workers.</p> <p>According to FTR, manufacturers should produce 264,000 trailers in 2014, the best year since 2006.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The trailer market in 2014 is very strong,&rdquo; says Don Ake, FTR&rsquo;s vice-president of commercial vehicles.&nbsp; &nbsp;He attributed the strength to both fleet expansion and pent-up demand dating back the the last recession.</p> <p>Among the stats that Ake cites:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/trailer-manufacturers-can-t-build-them-fast-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/trailer-manufacturers-can-t-build-them-fast-enough#comments Trailers Market Stats News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:27:00 +0000 35961 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Rush Truck Centers has new Orlando facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/rush-truck-centers-has-new-orlando-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ: RUSHA &amp; RUSHB) has relocated its light and medium duty truck center in Orlando.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px;">In addition to an extensive inventory of Ford trucks, the new facility features an expanded parts showroom and warehouse and 14 service bays, including two bays dedicated to natural gas service.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/rush-truck-centers-has-new-orlando-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/rush-truck-centers-has-new-orlando-facility#comments Distributors, Upfitters News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:49:00 +0000 35951 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Godwin completes retooling project http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/godwin-completes-retooling-project <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Godwin Group affiliate Champion Hoist &amp; Equipment Company announces the completion of a one year, one million dollar retooling initiative.</p> <p>In January 2013, Champion Hoist &amp; Equipment began the project to streamline and improve product manufacturing process. The need for increased production became acute when Champion nearly doubled sales in 2013.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/godwin-completes-retooling-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/godwin-completes-retooling-project#comments Fabrication News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:49:00 +0000 35941 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Regional trucking data now available http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/regional-trucking-data-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR and Internet Truckstop have formed a partnership to generate new data regarding contract and spot freight segments, breaking it down by region and type of trailer used.</p> <p>The data will be generated by combining millions of load transactions by Internet Truckstop and the analytical services of FTR.&nbsp; The resulting reports can be used as a basis for annual forecasting for truck types and regions.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/regional-trucking-data-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/regional-trucking-data-now-available#comments Market Stats News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:40:00 +0000 35931 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Fleet Product Specialist http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fleet-product-specialist <div class="node-body page-body">Maxxima has experienced tremendous growth and has a current full-time need for a motivated Fleet Product Specialist...</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fleet-product-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:00:18 +0000 35921 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Coach Tony Dungy to deliver NTEA keynote address http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/coach-tony-dungy-deliver-ntea-keynote-address <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Former NFL head coach Tony Dungywill serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2015. His motivational address will be part of the President&rsquo;s Breakfast &amp; NTEA Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 5.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Work Truck Show will be held March 4&ndash;6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, &nbsp;the same city where Dungy compiled an 85-27 record in seven seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/coach-tony-dungy-deliver-ntea-keynote-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/coach-tony-dungy-deliver-ntea-keynote-address#comments News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:03:00 +0000 35901 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Peterbilt displays autonomous driving technology http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/peterbilt-displays-autonomous-driving-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators was showcased during the ITS World Congress in Detroit this week. The innovative system was demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/peterbilt-displays-autonomous-driving-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/peterbilt-displays-autonomous-driving-technology#comments Chassis News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:56:00 +0000 35891 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mitsubishi Fuso announces engine protection system http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/mitsubishi-fuso-announces-engine-protection-system <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-bottom:11.0pt;line-height:13.0pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#444444">A new engine protection system that will shut down the engine when oil pressure is extremely low and will regulate the flow of fuel should the engine overheat will be offered as standard equipment on all 2015 Mitsubishi Fuso models.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/mitsubishi-fuso-announces-engine-protection-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/mitsubishi-fuso-announces-engine-protection-system#comments Chassis News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:51:00 +0000 35881 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com 3-D printer to ‘build’ a car at IMTS http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/3-d-printer-build-car-imts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A three-dimensional printer is expected to produce an automobile that will be driven out of McCormick Place September 13, a demonstration that will be part of the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014.</p> <p>Called the Strati, the vehicle will be 3D printed in one piece using direct digital manufacturing, (DDM), which is the first time this method has been used to make a car. Mechanical components, like battery, motor, wiring, and suspension are sourced from a variety of suppliers, including Renault&rsquo;s Twizy, a line of electric powered city cars.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/3-d-printer-build-car-imts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/3-d-printer-build-car-imts#comments Fabrication News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:39:00 +0000 35871 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Ram Bailment Pool Awarded to Stonebrooke Equipment http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/ram-bailment-pool-awarded-stonebrooke-equipment <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ram has awarded Stonebrooke Equipment, Inc. a Bailment Pool (16614) and an approved Ship To Code (T1035) for Ram dealers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/ram-bailment-pool-awarded-stonebrooke-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/ram-bailment-pool-awarded-stonebrooke-equipment#comments Distributors, Upfitters News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:34:00 +0000 35711 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Heil Trailer, Serva Form Entrans International http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/heil-trailer-serva-form-entrans-international <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heil Trailer, owned by American Industrial Partners (AIP), has announced it is now part of EnTrans International, LLC, along with SERVA, also an AIP-owned company. Both Heil Trailer and SERVA will continue to operate under their existing brand names.</p> <p>EnTrans will be able to offer its customers a broad product portfolio, including a wide variety of hydraulic fracturing equipment, as well as tank trailers used to transport dry bulk, refined petroleum and crude oil.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/heil-trailer-serva-form-entrans-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/heil-trailer-serva-form-entrans-international#comments Trailers News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0000 35701 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Ford Selects Nat G as Newest Qualified Vehicle Modifier http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ford-selects-nat-g-newest-qualified-vehicle-modifier <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nat G CNG Solutions, a Houston-based company specializing in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle upgrades, has been selected as a Ford Motor Company Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM).</p> <p>Ford instituted the QVM Program to improve quality assurance for Ford vehicle modifications, including natural gas vehicle upgrades.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ford-selects-nat-g-newest-qualified-vehicle-modifier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ford-selects-nat-g-newest-qualified-vehicle-modifier#comments Chassis News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:28:00 +0000 35691 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 5-8 Orders Up 20% Over a Year Ago: FTR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-5-8-orders-20-over-year-ago-ftr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Preliminary Class 5-8 orders in August were 43,100 for a yearly total of 531,500 units, an improvement of 20% and 90,000 units compared to the preceding 12-month period, according to ACT.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-5-8-orders-20-over-year-ago-ftr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-5-8-orders-20-over-year-ago-ftr#comments Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:48:00 +0000 35681 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Wabash Expanding Operations with Frankfort Facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-expanding-operations-frankfort-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.wabashnational.com">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE: WNC) plans to invest more than $2 million to expand production operations for its Wabash Composites business with the opening of a facility in Frankfort, Indiana.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-expanding-operations-frankfort-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/wabash-expanding-operations-frankfort-facility#comments Trailers News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:46:00 +0000 35671 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Kenworth Adds Allison’s FuelSense for Class 8 and Medium-Duty Trucks http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-adds-allison-s-fuelsense-class-8-and-medium-duty-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kenworth has introduced Allison&rsquo;s FuelSense packages for new Kenworth Class 8 and medium-duty trucks specified with Allison Highway Series and Rugged Duty Series automatic transmissions.</p> <p>Allison&rsquo;s FuelSense delivers a package of software and electronic controls that target critical components of a truck&rsquo;s duty cycle to help enhance fuel savings. FuelSense incorporates features that automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, while maintaining superior performance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-adds-allison-s-fuelsense-class-8-and-medium-duty-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-adds-allison-s-fuelsense-class-8-and-medium-duty-trucks#comments Chassis News Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:41:00 +0000 35661 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com