Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en New NTEA Report Analyzes Distributor Financial Metrics http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/new-ntea-report-analyzes-distributor-financial-metrics <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently released the <em>2014 Distributor Financial Benchmarking Report</em>, which profiles the financial and operational performances of distributor member companies.</p> <p>Using the information in this report, you can discover how small differences can multiply to produce increased profit margin.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/new-ntea-report-analyzes-distributor-financial-metrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/new-ntea-report-analyzes-distributor-financial-metrics#comments News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 34571 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Reading Truck Body Expanding Aluminum CSV Line for 2015 Ford Transit http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/reading-truck-body-expanding-aluminum-csv-line-2015-ford-transit <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reading Truck Body, LLC, is expanding its aluminum Classic Service Van (CSV) line with a version specifically designed for the 2015 Ford Transit.</p> <p>Ford&rsquo;s euro-styled commercial van will be available in the all-new cutaway chassis, as well as a cab-chassis which will pair well with the CSV. Reading plans to offer 57&quot; and 72&quot; bodies, in single- and dual-wheel configurations for both chassis. The CSV is an effective commercial upfit for many vocational trades requiring secure, enclosed mobile work space.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/reading-truck-body-expanding-aluminum-csv-line-2015-ford-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/reading-truck-body-expanding-aluminum-csv-line-2015-ford-transit#comments Truck Bodies News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:33:00 +0000 34561 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATA Projects Continued Growth for Freight Economy http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-projects-continued-growth-freight-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations has released the latest edition of its look ahead at the future of freight, &ldquo;<em>ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025</em>,&rdquo; which shows continued growth for not just the trucking industry, but for the freight economy overall.</p> <p>According to <em>Forecast</em>, a collaboration between ATA and IHS Global Insight, overall <a href="http://echo4.bluehornet.com/ct/42982613:27273814643:m:1:2243042011:E3F034B762742C318D82D9E8425BAADD:r">freight tonnage will grow 23.5% from 2013 to 2025</a> and freight revenues will surge 72%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-projects-continued-growth-freight-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-projects-continued-growth-freight-economy#comments News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:06:00 +0000 34551 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck Trailer & Equipment Expands in Memphis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/truck-trailer-equipment-expands-memphis <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Truck Trailer &amp; Equipment has acquired the former Pinnacle Truck &amp; Trailer in West Memphis.</p> <p>Truck Trailer and Equipment, recently under new management, has initiated a growth plan, and the Memphis area is the first stop. Truck Trailer &amp; Equipment is headquartered in Jackson, MS.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/truck-trailer-equipment-expands-memphis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/truck-trailer-equipment-expands-memphis#comments Distributors, Upfitters News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:05:00 +0000 34541 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com 2015 Chevrolet, GMC Pickups, SUVs to Offer 8-Speed Transmission http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/2015-chevrolet-gmc-pickups-suvs-offer-8-speed-transmission <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Chevrolet and GMC said a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/2015-chevrolet-gmc-pickups-suvs-offer-8-speed-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/2015-chevrolet-gmc-pickups-suvs-offer-8-speed-transmission#comments Chassis News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:04:00 +0000 34531 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com June’s Class 8 Orders a ‘Sign of Underlying Market Strength’: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/june-s-class-8-orders-sign-underlying-market-strength-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Class 8 orders in June were surprisingly high at 26,729 units, while Class 5-7 &nbsp;orders declined for the second consecutive month (15,055 units), according to the latest State of the Industry report released by ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/june-s-class-8-orders-sign-underlying-market-strength-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/june-s-class-8-orders-sign-underlying-market-strength-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 34521 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Felling Trailers’ Litchfield Plant Marks Two Years without OSHA Injuries http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/felling-trailers-litchfield-plant-marks-two-years-without-osha-injuries <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Felling Trailers&rsquo; Litchfield location has achieved two years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury with lost time.</p> <p>To celebrate everyone&rsquo;s achievement, Felling Trailers catered in a meal, paid a bonus, and did a random drawing for a big-screen television.</p> <p>Felling Trailers is proud of each team member for putting safety first and achieving this milestone.&nbsp; Safety meetings are held once a month and posters are displayed as a constant reminder to keep safety on the forefront of everyone&rsquo;s mind.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/felling-trailers-litchfield-plant-marks-two-years-without-osha-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/felling-trailers-litchfield-plant-marks-two-years-without-osha-injuries#comments Trailers News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:41:00 +0000 34511 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com The Godwin Group Management and Sales Opportunities http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/godwin-group-management-and-sales-opportunities <div class="node-body page-body">Looking for a growing company to further your career?...</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/godwin-group-management-and-sales-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:29:20 +0000 34501 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Peterbilt 220 In Full Production http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-220-full-production <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The first new Peterbilt medium-duty cabover Model 220 &ndash; featuring numerous enhancements to performance, durability and the operating environment &ndash; rolled off the assembly line at the company&rsquo;s COE manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico.</p> <p>The Class 6 and 7 truck, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-220-full-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-220-full-production#comments Chassis News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:31:00 +0000 34491 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Dunwoody College Of Technology, Manufacturers Create Training Center http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/dunwoody-college-technology-manufacturers-create-training-center <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To respond to a skilled labor shortage that is impacting manufacturers in west-central Minnesota, Dunwoody College of Technology has partnered with MOVE, LLC (Manufacturing Opportunities for Vocational Employment) to create a Corporate and Community Training Center (CCTC) in Winsted.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/dunwoody-college-technology-manufacturers-create-training-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/dunwoody-college-technology-manufacturers-create-training-center#comments News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:09:00 +0000 34481 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Ram Aligns with SAE J2807 Towing Standards Across All Pickup Segments http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ram-aligns-sae-j2807-towing-standards-across-all-pickup-segments <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Beginning with the 2015 model year, Ram will become the first automaker to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all three full-size pickup truck segments, including the &frac12;-ton Ram 1500, &frac34;-ton Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and one-ton Ram 3500 Heavy Duty.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ram-aligns-sae-j2807-towing-standards-across-all-pickup-segments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ram-aligns-sae-j2807-towing-standards-across-all-pickup-segments#comments Chassis News Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:58:00 +0000 34471 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Phillips & Temro Industries Acquires Idle Free Systems http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/phillips-temro-industries-acquires-idle-free-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Phillips &amp; Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, has completed the acquisition of Idle Free Systems, Inc., which is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and provides idle-elimination auxiliary power unit (APU) solutions for over-the-road, day cab, and work truck markets.</p> <p>The acquisition of Idle Free Systems expands PTI&rsquo;s presence in both thermal systems and driver comfort.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/phillips-temro-industries-acquires-idle-free-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/phillips-temro-industries-acquires-idle-free-systems#comments Truck Equipment News Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:38:00 +0000 34461 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Wastequip Starts Aftermarket Parts Business http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/wastequip-starts-aftermarket-parts-business <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.wastequip.com">Wastequip</a> has launched <a href="http://www.gotoparts.com"><strong>Go To Parts</strong></a><strong>,</strong> a new business that offers genuine OEM aftermarket parts for waste, recycling, and construction equipment.</p> <p>Until now, finding parts for waste equipment has been frustrating and time-consuming&minus;with no centrally-located comprehensive parts inventory, no synergies across OEM brands or categories, and no online search and order capabilities, finding and purchasing waste parts has been near impossible.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/wastequip-starts-aftermarket-parts-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/wastequip-starts-aftermarket-parts-business#comments Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:36:00 +0000 34451 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Kenworth of South Louisiana Opens Location in Lake Charles http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-south-louisiana-opens-location-lake-charles <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Kenworth of South Louisiana has opened a new parts and service location with two service bays near U.S. Highway 90 in Lake Charles, La.</p> <p>The new Kenworth of South Louisiana dealership is located on 12 acres at 441 S. Goodman Road, just off U.S. Highway 90 and east of Exits 10B and 11 of U.S. Interstate 210. The Lake Charles location joins four other dealerships under the Kenworth of South Louisiana banner in Carencro (Lafayette), Harahan, Houma and Port Allen, La.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-south-louisiana-opens-location-lake-charles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-south-louisiana-opens-location-lake-charles#comments Chassis News Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:34:00 +0000 34441 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Knapheide Develops Bodies for 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway, Cab Chassis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/knapheide-develops-bodies-2015-ford-transit-cutaway-cab-chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Knapheide Manufacturing Company has developed a full lineup of bodies for the 2015 Ford Transit cutaway and cab chassis including the enclosed utility body (KUV) and service body, along with Knapheide&rsquo;s Value-Master X platform body.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/knapheide-develops-bodies-2015-ford-transit-cutaway-cab-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/knapheide-develops-bodies-2015-ford-transit-cutaway-cab-chassis#comments Truck Bodies News Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0000 34431 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Navistar Ships First Vocational Trucks With 9-, 10-Liter SCR Engines http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-ships-first-vocational-trucks-9-10-liter-scr-engines <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar, Inc. has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles with the company&rsquo;s 9- and 10-liter engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s internal testing shows these products are delivering up to eight percent in fuel economy improvement over the previous generation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-ships-first-vocational-trucks-9-10-liter-scr-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-ships-first-vocational-trucks-9-10-liter-scr-engines#comments Chassis News Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:08:00 +0000 34421 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com FTR’s May Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Moderation http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-s-may-trucking-conditions-index-reflects-moderation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) came in at 5.74 for May, reflecting some headwinds affecting truck fleet results.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-s-may-trucking-conditions-index-reflects-moderation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-s-may-trucking-conditions-index-reflects-moderation#comments News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:17:00 +0000 34411 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Isuzu Fills Gap with New NPR-XD http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/isuzu-fills-gap-new-npr-xd <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.isuzucv.com/">Isuzu Commercial Truck of America&rsquo;s </a>NPR-XD is its new addition to its N-Series line of medium-duty cabover trucks and comes with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16,000 pounds to &ldquo;bridge the gap&rdquo; between the OEM&rsquo;s 14,500-pound NPR-HD and 17,950-pound GVWR NQR.</p> <p>&ldquo;This new diesel model meets a number of vocational applications and requirements that previously might have required moving from an NPR-HD up to the NQR,&rdquo; noted Shaun Skinner, Isuzu&rsquo;s GM and executive VP, in a statement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/isuzu-fills-gap-new-npr-xd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/isuzu-fills-gap-new-npr-xd#comments Chassis News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 34401 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class-Action Status Sought in New Lawsuit Over Navistar Engines http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-action-status-sought-new-lawsuit-over-navistar-engines <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.lieffcabraser.com/"><u>Lieff Cabraser Heimann &amp; Bernstein, LLP</u></a>, a national law firm, is seeking class action status for lawsuits it filed last week against <a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Navistar</a> regarding the OEM&rsquo;s Maxxforce Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) diesel engine models.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-action-status-sought-new-lawsuit-over-navistar-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-action-status-sought-new-lawsuit-over-navistar-engines#comments Chassis News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:15:00 +0000 34391 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Navistar EGR Engines Attacked in Lawsuits http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-egr-engines-attacked-lawsuits <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Three lawsuits were filed this week against <a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Navistar</a> Inc. by the national law firm of <a href="http://www.millerweisbrod.com/">Miller Weisbrod</a> LLP on behalf of three trucking clients that are seeking redress for &ldquo;known defects and problems&rdquo; with 2010 emissions-compliant MaxxForce engines.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-egr-engines-attacked-lawsuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-egr-engines-attacked-lawsuits#comments Chassis Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:34:00 +0000 34381 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Travis Adds Performance Trailer as New Dealer http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/travis-adds-performance-trailer-new-dealer <div class="node-body article-body"><div class="geshifilter"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;">Travis Body &amp; Trailer has appointed Performance Trailer as its newest independent dealer.</div></div> <div class="geshifilter"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;"> </div></div> <div class="geshifilter"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;">Performance Trailer is part of The Performance Companies, which have offices in 12 locations in Texas. Their truck dealership, Performance Truck, represents the Mack Truck, Kenworth and Volvo brands.</div></div> <div class="geshifilter"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;"> </div></div> <div class="geshifilter"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;">Performance Trailer and its team of trailer specialists will represent Travis at its trailer sales offices in Cleveland, Buda, San Antonio, Baytown and Victoria.</div></div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/travis-adds-performance-trailer-new-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/travis-adds-performance-trailer-new-dealer#comments Trailers Trailer Dealers News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:31:00 +0000 34371 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Maxi-CUBE Delivers Queensland’s First 26-Pallet PBS Van http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/maxi-cube-delivers-queensland-s-first-26-pallet-pbs-van <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Refrigerated and dry freight trailer manufacturer Maxi-CUBE has delivered the landmark first 26-pallet Performance Based Standards (PBS) refrigerated trailer into Queensland, Australia.</p> <p>With previous vans measuring just 24 pallet spaces, this trailer is the first of its kind to receive PBS approval in the state. The trailer was purchased by specialist fruit and vegetable carrier, Fruithaul, who placed the order after learning of the productivity benefits of the PBS scheme.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/maxi-cube-delivers-queensland-s-first-26-pallet-pbs-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/maxi-cube-delivers-queensland-s-first-26-pallet-pbs-van#comments Trailers News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:19:00 +0000 34361 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NHTSA to Investigate Underride Improvements in Trailers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/nhtsa-investigate-underride-improvements-trailers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted a Truck Safety Coalition request to improve the safety of rear impact (underride) guards by initiating rulemaking on them.<br /> <br /> NHTSA is planning on issuing two separate notices&mdash;an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to rear impact guards and other safety strategies for single unit trucks, and a notice of proposed rulemaking focusing on rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/nhtsa-investigate-underride-improvements-trailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/nhtsa-investigate-underride-improvements-trailers#comments Trailers News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:14:00 +0000 34351 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com PSI Honors Utility, Hyundai Translead http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/psi-honors-utility-hyundai-translead <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pressure Systems International (PSI) recognized trailer manufacturers Hyundai Translead and Utility for the significant role each has played in PSI&rsquo;s success over the past twelve months.</p> <p>Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company received PSI&rsquo;s highest honor &ndash; the 2013 Customer Excellence Award, for their leading contribution to factory installation units sold as well as aftermarket sales and service through their world class dealer network.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hyundai Translead was recognized with two awards:&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/psi-honors-utility-hyundai-translead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/psi-honors-utility-hyundai-translead#comments Trailers Trailer Components Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:04:00 +0000 34341 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com F&T La-SiSe Opens Training Academy, Research Lab http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ft-la-sise-opens-training-academy-research-lab <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Forschungs- und Technologiezentrum Ladungssicherung Selm gGmbH held the grand opening for a training academy, a research institute and an outdoor research lab for road trials for all vehicle classes.</p> <p>The opening speaker, North Rhine-Westphalia&rsquo;s Minister of Economic Affairs Garrelt Duin, confirmed that F&amp;T LaSiSe has &ldquo;the potential to become the champion in North Rhine- Westphalia&rdquo;.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ft-la-sise-opens-training-academy-research-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ft-la-sise-opens-training-academy-research-lab#comments News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 34331 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NHTSA Analyzing Impact of Fuel Efficiency Standards http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-analyzing-impact-fuel-efficiency-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new fuel efficiency standards for commercial medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles and work trucks, potentially covering engines, chassis, vehicles, and/or trailers manufactured after model year 2018.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-analyzing-impact-fuel-efficiency-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/nhtsa-analyzing-impact-fuel-efficiency-standards#comments News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:58:00 +0000 34321 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com FTR to Hold State of Freight Webinar: Shipper’s Perspectives http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-hold-state-freight-webinar-shipper-s-perspectives <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As shippers, brokers and carriers gear up for the fall shipping season, FTR economist No&euml;l Perry and rail and intermodal expert Larry Gross will explore what shippers need to know about the current state of the industry during FTR&#39;s State of Freight webinar scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. EDT.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In this 30-minute webinar, moderated by Jonathan Starks, Director of Transportation Analysis with FTR, Perry and Gross will highlight issues affecting trucking, rail, and intermodal service.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-hold-state-freight-webinar-shipper-s-perspectives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-hold-state-freight-webinar-shipper-s-perspectives#comments News Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 34311 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NTEA Honors Companies Achieving MVP Status http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ntea-honors-companies-achieving-mvp-status <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For the quarter ending in June, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) honored seven companies achieving MVP status in recognition of their commitment to quality and safety.</p> <p>They are:&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ntea-honors-companies-achieving-mvp-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ntea-honors-companies-achieving-mvp-status#comments News Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:09:00 +0000 34301 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Peterbilt Wins Manufacturing Leadership Awards http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-wins-manufacturing-leadership-awards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Peterbilt Motors Company and its parent company PACCAR Inc won four prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards as selected by Frost &amp; Sullivan&rsquo;s Manufacturing Leadership Council, and took top honors in the categories of Workplace Leadership and Engineering and Product Technology Leadership.</p> <p>The top awards, called High Achiever Awards, were announced during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla., at an event attended by hundreds of executives throughout various industries and markets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-wins-manufacturing-leadership-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-wins-manufacturing-leadership-awards#comments Chassis News Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 34291 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mack Joins Forces with SIG on Funding for Alt Vehicles http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-joins-forces-sig-funding-alt-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Mack Trucks</a> has combined with the Sustainability Initiatives Group (SIG) to assist dealers and customers looking for and navigating through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel- and clean diesel-powered vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-joins-forces-sig-funding-alt-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-joins-forces-sig-funding-alt-vehicles#comments Chassis News Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:54:00 +0000 34281 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com