Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en Natural Gas Expansion Slowed by Fueling Infrastructure http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/natural-gas-expansion-slowed-fueling-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A broader national refueling network for <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="">natural gas</a> vehicles &ndash; especially those operating on compressed natural gas (CNG) &ndash; is being increasingly viewed as the key &ldquo;ingredient&rdquo; to spurring wider adoption of that alternative fuel by commercial fleet operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/natural-gas-expansion-slowed-fueling-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/natural-gas-expansion-slowed-fueling-infrastructure#comments News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:27:00 +0000 35521 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Used-Truck Prices Up in July http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/used-truck-prices-july <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Average prices for used medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the first month of this year&rsquo;s third quarter ran higher than they did in the third quarter of 2013, according to the <a href="http://images.link.penton3.com/Web/PentonEquipmentWatch/%7bbe4c0130-425d-47bf-a633-db5f3cefd1ce%7d_TruckBlueBook_Report_2014_07_JulyinReview.pdf">&ldquo;Commercial Truck Monthly Report&rdquo; for July</a> on the vehicle-resale market just released by <em><a href="http://www.truckbluebook.com/">The Truck Blue Book</a></em> (<em>TBB</em>).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/used-truck-prices-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/used-truck-prices-july#comments Chassis News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:26:00 +0000 35511 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com SOLD ’15 Set for January in Las Vegas http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sold-15-set-january-las-vegas <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100.0%;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:100.0%;"> <p>The Service Opportunities and Learning Day program (SOLD &rsquo;15)&mdash;which was developed to provide information to operate a successful&nbsp;business&mdash;is set for Jan. 25-26 and has a theme of &quot;Are You a Happy Service Shop Owner or Manager?&quot;</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sold-15-set-january-las-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/sold-15-set-january-las-vegas#comments News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 35501 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Omnitek Engineering Receives Order for Mack E7 Diesel-to-Natural-Gas Engine Conversion Kits http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/omnitek-engineering-receives-order-mack-e7-diesel-natural-gas-engine-conversion-kits <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Omnitek Engineering Corporation (OTCBB:OMTK) has received an initial order for diesel-to-natural-gas engine conversion kits designed and EPA-approved for the 12-liter Mack E7 engine from Chesapeake, Virginia-based TFC Recycling.</p> <p>The initial order for conversion kits is part of TFC Recycling&#39;s goal to convert its entire fleet of more than 100 vehicles to operate on natural gas. Omnitek appointed TFC Recycling in June 2013 as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems in the region.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/omnitek-engineering-receives-order-mack-e7-diesel-natural-gas-engine-conversion-kits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/omnitek-engineering-receives-order-mack-e7-diesel-natural-gas-engine-conversion-kits#comments Chassis News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:49:00 +0000 35491 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mitsubishi Fuso Offers New Idle Limit System Option for Canters http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mitsubishi-fuso-offers-new-idle-limit-system-option-canters <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has developed an Idle Limit System (ILS) option that can be applied to any of its 2012 through 2015 model-year FUSO Canter work trucks.</p> <p>The ILS programming can be activated at a port-of-entry or by any authorized Mitsubishi Fuso dealer. It can be set at the time of programming to shut the engine down after three, five or ten minutes of idle duration. Since the system employs existing switches and sensors, no additional hardware is required.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mitsubishi-fuso-offers-new-idle-limit-system-option-canters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mitsubishi-fuso-offers-new-idle-limit-system-option-canters#comments Truck Equipment Chassis News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:48:00 +0000 35481 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Utility, Badger Present Marten Transport with 10,000th Commemorative Utility Trailer http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-badger-present-marten-transport-10000th-commemorative-utility-trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.utilitytrailer.com/">Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company</a> and <a href="http://www.badger-utility.com">Badger Utility </a>presented long-time customer <a href="http://www.marten.com/">Marten Transport Ltd.</a> their 10,000<sup>th</sup> trailer with a special commemorative Utility 3000R refrigerated trailer.</p> <p>Founded in Mondovi, Wisconsin, by Roger Marten, Marten Transport has been servicing North America since 1946.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-badger-present-marten-transport-10000th-commemorative-utility-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-badger-present-marten-transport-10000th-commemorative-utility-trailer#comments Trailers News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:47:00 +0000 35471 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Net Trailer Orders Up 44% So Far in 2014: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/net-trailer-orders-44-so-far-2014-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>July net orders of 19,280 trailers were up 37% year-over-year, and year-to-date net orders of 179,000 are up 44% over the same period last year, according to State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers, published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Although orders declined 12% month-over-month, that was in line with seasonal expectations, 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/net-trailer-orders-44-so-far-2014-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/net-trailer-orders-44-so-far-2014-act#comments Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 35461 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 Used-Trucks Sales Volume Up 2% in July: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-trucks-sales-volume-2-july-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in July rose 2% above June&rsquo;s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Year-to-date, sales are down 5%, but the YTD contraction in sales is getting smaller each month,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, Vice President-Commercial Vehicle Sector with ACT.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-trucks-sales-volume-2-july-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-trucks-sales-volume-2-july-act#comments Chassis News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:33:00 +0000 35451 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NATM makes ‘significant progress’ in tire issue http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/natm-makes-significant-progress-tire-issue <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has made &ldquo;significant progress&rdquo; toward its goal of getting specialty trailer tires excluded from the investigation related to the importation into the US of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People&rsquo;s Republic of China.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/natm-makes-significant-progress-tire-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/natm-makes-significant-progress-tire-issue#comments Trailers News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:31:00 +0000 35441 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com OMCO Acquires Metal Fabricator Weaver & Sons http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/omco-acquires-metal-fabricator-weaver-sons <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OMCO, the largest manufacturer of custom roll-formed parts in the United States, has purchased Weaver &amp; Sons, Inc., located in Talladega, AL.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/omco-acquires-metal-fabricator-weaver-sons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/omco-acquires-metal-fabricator-weaver-sons#comments Fabrication News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:43:00 +0000 35431 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com CSTK to Build New Sales, Service Facilities in Missouri, Pennsylvania http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/cstk-build-new-sales-service-facilities-missouri-pennsylvania <div class="node-body article-body"><p>CSTK Inc., a diversified distributor of transportation, construction and communications equipment and related services, has begun construction on two new facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>These new locations will offer service and sales facilities for CSTK&rsquo;s diverse lineup of products, including its primary line of Thermo King transport temperature control equipment. Additional products and services include trailer repair, aftermarket parts and repair/installation services.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/cstk-build-new-sales-service-facilities-missouri-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/cstk-build-new-sales-service-facilities-missouri-pennsylvania#comments Distributors, Upfitters News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:42:00 +0000 35421 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Daimler Celebrates Milestone of Three Million Vehicles http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/daimler-celebrates-milestone-three-million-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) marked the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle in North America, commemorated by the delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution to representatives from Schneider at DTNA&rsquo;s manufacturing facility in Cleveland, North Carolina.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/daimler-celebrates-milestone-three-million-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/daimler-celebrates-milestone-three-million-vehicles#comments Chassis News Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:41:00 +0000 35411 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mack Adds MP8 505C+ to Engine Lineup http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-adds-mp8-505c-engine-lineup <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mack Trucks has released its newest powertrain offering&mdash;the Mack MP8 505C+, designed for customers seeking a powerful, high-performing 13-liter engine.</p> <p>&nbsp;The MP8 505C+ offers 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque. The MP8 505C+ delivers the maximum amount of torque in all gears to maximize fuel efficiency, as well as the customer&rsquo;s return on investment. The MP8 505C+ is ideal for long-haul applications and those requiring the muscle to easily conquer mountainous terrain.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-adds-mp8-505c-engine-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-adds-mp8-505c-engine-lineup#comments Chassis News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:35:00 +0000 35401 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Falls http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-leasing-and-finance-industry-confidence-falls <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Confidence in the equipment finance market is 58.9, easing from the previous two months&rsquo; indexes of 61.4, according to The <a href="http://www.leasefoundation.org">Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation&rsquo;s </a><a href="http://www.leasefoundation.org/research/mci/">Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI)</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-leasing-and-finance-industry-confidence-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-leasing-and-finance-industry-confidence-falls#comments News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:08:00 +0000 35391 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 Orders Higher Than Expected in July http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-orders-higher-expected-july <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For the second straight month, Class 8 orders surprised on the high side in July, with net orders of 30,103, according to ACT Research.</p> <p>Class 5-7 net orders also posted a gain in July, coming in at 15,834 units.</p> <p>Concerning Class 8, Jim Meil, ACT&rsquo;s Principal, Industry Analysis, said, &ldquo;While one strong month may be statistical noise or an outlier, the July orders fit into a robust pattern that has held up since the start of the year. With year-to-date orders up 33% from the comparable 2013 span, 2014 is almost certain to be the best year of this cycle.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-orders-higher-expected-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-orders-higher-expected-july#comments Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 35381 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Hegbloom Named Ram Trucks’ New CEO http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/hegbloom-named-ram-trucks-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Robert Hegbloom will take over as head of Chrysler&rsquo;s Group <a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a> Truck division, replacing Reid Bigland, who will become chief of the Alfa Romeo Brand for the NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement] region for Chrysler.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bigland will also retain his role as head of U.S. Sales for Chrysler as well as president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/hegbloom-named-ram-trucks-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/hegbloom-named-ram-trucks-new-ceo#comments Chassis News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 35371 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Auto Truck Group Makes Management Changes http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/auto-truck-group-makes-management-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To embrace double-digit growth, Auto Truck Group has announced new sales management roles designed to achieve greater customer focus and responsiveness.</p> <p>Effective immediately, Matt McGowan is now promoted to director of regional/municipal sales, including truck dealer and small fleets. Corey Stanley has been promoted to director of national account fleet sales. Prior to these new roles, McGowan was director of the Eastern Region, while Stanley was director of account management. Brent MacLean will continue as sales director of Canada.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/auto-truck-group-makes-management-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/auto-truck-group-makes-management-changes#comments Distributors, Upfitters News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:32:00 +0000 35361 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 1.3% in July http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-13-july <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the previous month. In July, the index equaled 130.2 (2000=100) versus 128.6 in June. The index is off just 0.6% from the all-time high in November 2013 (131.0).&nbsp;</p> <p>Compared with July 2013, the SA index increased 3.6%, up from June&rsquo;s 2.3% year-over-year gain. The latest year-over-year increase was the largest in three months. Year-to-date, compared with the same period last year, tonnage is up 2.9%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-13-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-13-july#comments News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 35351 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Natural Gas Option Added to Kenworth T880 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/natural-gas-option-added-kenworth-t880 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kenworth Truck Company has added a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company&rsquo;s flagship vocational truck.</p> <p>The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque. The ISX12 G is available with manual, automatic and Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission options, including 10-speed LAS and 13-speed MHP series.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/natural-gas-option-added-kenworth-t880" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/natural-gas-option-added-kenworth-t880#comments Chassis News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:06:00 +0000 35341 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com PNO Receives 30,000th Trailer from Krone http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/pno-receives-30000th-trailer-krone <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Krone delivered its 30,000th trailer to Danish logistics specialists PNO in a special ceremony at the Port of Hamburg.</p> <p>&quot;We only work with suppliers whom we know are the best. In Krone we have found a strong partner,&quot; said Jacob L. &Oslash;rnstrand, CEO at PNO. &quot;In addition, we always offer our customers modern, new rental vehicles which, in&nbsp; principle, we sell on&nbsp; after 54 months, in order&nbsp; that we can guarantee them the most modern technology, the best quality and a very high level of reliability.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/pno-receives-30000th-trailer-krone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/pno-receives-30000th-trailer-krone#comments Trailers News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:04:00 +0000 35331 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ACOFAS Holding Electrical Diagnostics Clinic http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/acofas-holding-electrical-diagnostics-clinic <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Council of Frame &amp; Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) and Daniel Sullivan of Sullivan Training Systems will conduct a 1&frac12;-day clinic and educational program on understanding electricity&mdash;including advanced DVOM reading (Digital Volt-Ohm Meters), schematic reading, and volt-meter-only Diagnostics&mdash;on Nov. 4-5 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/acofas-holding-electrical-diagnostics-clinic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/acofas-holding-electrical-diagnostics-clinic#comments News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:02:00 +0000 35321 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Navistar Adds Allison Fuel-Efficiency Package to Medium-Duty, Vocational Trucks http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-adds-allison-fuel-efficiency-package-medium-duty-vocational-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar, Inc. is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International truck models.<br /> <br /> FuelSense, available in Allison&rsquo;s 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series transmissions, automatically adapts shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without sacrificing performance.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-adds-allison-fuel-efficiency-package-medium-duty-vocational-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-adds-allison-fuel-efficiency-package-medium-duty-vocational-trucks#comments Truck Equipment Chassis News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:59:00 +0000 35311 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Warner Bodies Opens Remodeled Manufacturing Facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/warner-bodies-opens-remodeled-manufacturing-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Warner Bodies has moved into a completely remodeled 240,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Elwood, Indiana, capping a two-year collaborative effort between Warner Bodies ownership, Manasek Acquisition Company (MAC), and the city of Elwood.</p> <p>On August 20, Warner Bodies will host a Grand Opening celebration with various representatives from state and local governments, business owners, customers, vendors and employees.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/warner-bodies-opens-remodeled-manufacturing-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/warner-bodies-opens-remodeled-manufacturing-facility#comments Truck Bodies News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:16:00 +0000 35301 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Supreme’s FiberPanel HoneyComb Body Available on FE130 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-fiberpanel-honeycomb-body-available-fe130 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme&rsquo;s FiberPanel HoneyComb dry van body is now available on Mitsubishi Fuso&rsquo;s 2015 Canter FE130 medium-duty work truck (13,200 lb. GVWR).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-fiberpanel-honeycomb-body-available-fe130" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/supreme-s-fiberpanel-honeycomb-body-available-fe130#comments Truck Bodies News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:11:00 +0000 35291 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Chevy’s City Express Van to Offer 25 mpg http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/chevy-s-city-express-van-offer-25-mpg <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Chevrolet said its 2015 City Express cargo van, he company&rsquo;s first entry into the small van segment, will offer an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, resulting in 25 mpg combined.</p> <p>The vehicle&rsquo;s 2.0L dual-overhead cam inline-four-cylinder engine matched to a continuously variable transmission allows the vehicle to achieve greater efficiency on the road, especially when driving in the city.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/chevy-s-city-express-van-offer-25-mpg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/chevy-s-city-express-van-offer-25-mpg#comments Chassis News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:42:00 +0000 35281 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Bendix Upgrades Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/bendix-upgrades-brake-shoe-remanufacturing-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has expanded its remanufacturing capabilities and capacity with a $3.2 million capital investment in equipment and facility upgrades at its Huntington, Indiana, plant.</p> <p>The Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center now handles the complete salvage, coining, and assembly processes that make up start-to-finish remanufacturing and can produce several million remanufactured commercial vehicle brake shoes annually.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/bendix-upgrades-brake-shoe-remanufacturing-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/bendix-upgrades-brake-shoe-remanufacturing-facility#comments Aftermarket Parts News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:39:00 +0000 35271 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com U.S. Xpress Enacts Significant Pay Raise for Solo Truck Drivers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/us-xpress-enacts-significant-pay-raise-solo-truck-drivers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. Xpress has increased the base mileage pay for Over the Road (OTR) solo, non-dedicated truck drivers by an average of 13 percent, effective Aug. 25.</p> <p>U.S. Xpress implemented this pay raise and other compensation changes to ensure the company continues to recruit and retain the industry&rsquo;s elite, most qualified drivers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/us-xpress-enacts-significant-pay-raise-solo-truck-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/us-xpress-enacts-significant-pay-raise-solo-truck-drivers#comments News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:58:00 +0000 35261 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Vanguard Truck Center Opens Two New Mack Dealerships in Texas http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/vanguard-truck-center-opens-two-new-mack-dealerships-texas <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vanguard Truck Center has opened new Mack dealerships in Victoria, TX, and El Campo, TX, which will now carry the Vanguard Truck Center name.&nbsp;</p> <p>Vanguard Truck Center of Victoria is located at 9305 US Hwy 59 North, Victoria, TX 77905. Its sister store is located at 710 N. Mechanic Street, El Campo, TX 77437.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/vanguard-truck-center-opens-two-new-mack-dealerships-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/vanguard-truck-center-opens-two-new-mack-dealerships-texas#comments Chassis News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 35251 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Up 15% in July http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-15-july <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Medium and heavy truck sales were up 15% in July over the same period a year ago and up 7% from the previous month, according to figures compiled by <a href="http://wardsauto.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Wards Communications</strong></a>.</p> <p>Dealers sold 58,898 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, up from July 2013 (51,279) and June 2014 (54,990).</p> <p>Compared with July 2013, Class 8 trucks were up 23% (18,793, compared to 15,340). Class 7 sales were 6,320, up 49% from the 4,229.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-15-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-15-july#comments Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:55:00 +0000 35241 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Republic Diesel Truck Parts And Service Acquired by FleetPride http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/republic-diesel-truck-parts-and-service-acquired-fleetpride <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://globalmessaging1.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7783078&amp;adr_order=137&amp;url=aHR0cDovL2ZsZWV0cHJpZGUuY29tLw%3D%3D" target="_blank">FleetPride, Inc.</a> has acquired the assets of Republic Diesel Truck Parts and Service business, including Republic Diesel&#39;s heavy-duty parts and service operations in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as well as Kentucky locations in Louisville (Jennings Lane), Lexington, and Prestonsburg.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/republic-diesel-truck-parts-and-service-acquired-fleetpride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/republic-diesel-truck-parts-and-service-acquired-fleetpride#comments Aftermarket Parts News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 35231 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com