Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en 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 Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler Truck Financial Partner on Lease http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mitsubishi-fuso-daimler-truck-financial-partner-lease <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) and its captive finance partner, Daimler Truck Financial, will offer a fair market value (FMV) lease on new Canter FE Series trucks with a dry van body.</p> <p>&nbsp; The Diamond Advantage Lease Program features a 48-month, closed-end lease with 25,000 and 30,000 annual mileage options, and allows qualifying customers to enjoy the high fuel efficiency and productivity of a new FUSO Canter with low monthly payments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mitsubishi-fuso-daimler-truck-financial-partner-lease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mitsubishi-fuso-daimler-truck-financial-partner-lease#comments Chassis News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 35221 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NATM Trying to Clarify Tire Issue http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/natm-trying-clarify-tire-issue <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers&rsquo; (NATM) technical staff has been working with its government affairs advisors to make sure that a U.S. Department of Commerce investigation doesn&rsquo;t incorrectly include special trailer (ST) tires and assess future tariffs on them.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/natm-trying-clarify-tire-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/natm-trying-clarify-tire-issue#comments Trailers News Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:06:00 +0000 35211 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Consumers Strongly Favor Increased Heavy-Truck Efficiency: Report http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/consumers-strongly-favor-increased-heavy-truck-efficiency-report <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Seventy-four percent of consumers favor requiring truck manufacturers to increase the fuel economy of large trucks to reduce fuel costs, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) entitled ,<a href="http://www.consumerfed.org/pdfs/Paying-the-Freight.pdf"><u>&quot;Paying the Freight: The Consumer Benefits of Increasing the Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks.&quot;</u></a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/consumers-strongly-favor-increased-heavy-truck-efficiency-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/consumers-strongly-favor-increased-heavy-truck-efficiency-report#comments Chassis News Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:29:00 +0000 35201 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Cummins Hits 40th Anniversary of Jamestown Plant http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/cummins-hits-40th-anniversary-jamestown-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.cummins.com/cmi/">Cummins Inc</a>. is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant in Lakewood, New York, where more than 400 engines are built per day and the company&rsquo;s 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine was produced in the summer of last year.</p> <p>The OEM originally acquired the more than one-million-sq-ft facility in 1974, using it initially to manufacture engine components before gradually shifting to complete engine units in 1979.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/cummins-hits-40th-anniversary-jamestown-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/cummins-hits-40th-anniversary-jamestown-plant#comments Aftermarket Parts News Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:28:00 +0000 35191 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Peterbilt Class 8 Trucks Now Offering Stronger, Lighter Alcoa Wheels http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/peterbilt-class-8-trucks-now-offering-stronger-lighter-alcoa-wheels <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy that provides additional strength and lower weight are now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/peterbilt-class-8-trucks-now-offering-stronger-lighter-alcoa-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/peterbilt-class-8-trucks-now-offering-stronger-lighter-alcoa-wheels#comments Truck Equipment Chassis News Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:53:00 +0000 35181 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com GM Finalizes Price Plans for 2015 Mid-Size Pickups http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gm-finalizes-price-plans-2015-mid-size-pickups <div class="node-body article-body"><p>General Motors has released initial pricing plans for its new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-rolls-out-2015-gmc-canyon-mid-size-pickup"><u>2015 GMC Canyon</u></a> and <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-s-mid-size-colorado-pickup-officially-reborn"><u>2015 Chevrolet Colorado</u></a> extended-cab mid-size pickups, with the base models starting at $21,880, including a $925 dealer freight charge, and $20,995, including an $875 dealer freight charge, respectively.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gm-finalizes-price-plans-2015-mid-size-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gm-finalizes-price-plans-2015-mid-size-pickups#comments Chassis News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:45:00 +0000 35171 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Hendrickson’s New Spring Design Improves Ride Quality http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/hendrickson-s-new-spring-design-improves-ride-quality <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.hendrickson-intl.com/">Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems</a> has added a &ldquo;progressive load spring&rdquo; (PLS) into its Haulmaax vocational rear suspension system for a smoother ride.</p> <p>According to the company, the &ldquo;PLS is an elastomeric spring which works in concert with the bolster springs in Hendrickson&rsquo;s patented Vari-Rate spring system to provide unparalleled ride quality in both the loaded and unloaded conditions.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/hendrickson-s-new-spring-design-improves-ride-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/hendrickson-s-new-spring-design-improves-ride-quality#comments Truck Equipment News Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:44:00 +0000 35161 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Kelley Named President of Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/kelley-named-president-fontaine-fifth-wheel-group <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) has named Ken Kelley group president of its Fontaine Fifth Wheel companies, including Fontaine Fifth Wheel, Fontaine Parts Connection, Fontaine Coupling Solutions and Fontaine Fifth Wheel Europe.</p> <p>In this role, he is responsible for growing Fontaine&rsquo;s global portfolio of premium fifth wheel solutions focused on helping customers optimize their vehicle lifecycle costs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/kelley-named-president-fontaine-fifth-wheel-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/kelley-named-president-fontaine-fifth-wheel-group#comments Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 35151 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NHTSA Aiming to Improve Rollover Structural Integrity of Large Buses http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/nhtsa-aiming-improve-rollover-structural-integrity-large-buses <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard to enhance the rollover structural integrity of certain types of large buses&mdash;generally over-the-road buses (of any weight) and non-over-the-road buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 26,000 pounds.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/nhtsa-aiming-improve-rollover-structural-integrity-large-buses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/nhtsa-aiming-improve-rollover-structural-integrity-large-buses#comments Chassis News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:57:00 +0000 35141 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com BWISE Hires New VP of Operations http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/bwise-hires-new-vp-operations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Allen Jacobson joins trailer manufacturer BWISE Manufacturing as the Vice President of Operations, providing over 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry.</p> <p>Prior to joining BWISE Manufacturing, Allen was a Senior Program Manager for JLG Industries, where he led New Product Development Programs, including process improvement, financial analysis and a portfolio of new product design projects.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/bwise-hires-new-vp-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/bwise-hires-new-vp-operations#comments Trailers News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 35131 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Safety Award Given to Utility’s Clearfield, Utah, Manufacturing Plant http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/safety-award-given-utility-s-clearfield-utah-manufacturing-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.utilitytrailer.com/">Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company</a> said its Clearfield, Utah, manufacturing plant has received the Liberty Mutual Insurance Silver Safety Award.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/safety-award-given-utility-s-clearfield-utah-manufacturing-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/safety-award-given-utility-s-clearfield-utah-manufacturing-plant#comments Trailers News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:55:00 +0000 35121 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Reading Truck Body Adds Ram Chassis Pool to Columbus Market http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/reading-truck-body-adds-ram-chassis-pool-columbus-market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reading Truck Body, LLC, has worked closely with Ram Commercial Vehicles to expand the Reading-Ram chassis pool into the Columbus, Ohio, market.</p> <p>The central Ohio area has a large network of Ram Commercial Truck dealers who have strong relationships with the vocational businesses. This connection, along with the expanded access to Ram chassis, is a win-win for both the dealers and Reading.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/reading-truck-body-adds-ram-chassis-pool-columbus-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/reading-truck-body-adds-ram-chassis-pool-columbus-market#comments Distributors, Upfitters Chassis News Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 35111 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com