Trailer Body Builders en OSHA Penalties to Be Adjusted for Inflation After August 1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Maximum penalties for OSHA violations are <a href=";enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTYwNzAxLjYxMDMwMjUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE2MDcwMS42MTAzMDI1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MDg5MzA3JmVtYWlsaWQ9YnJ1Y2Uuc2F1ZXJAcGVudG9uLmNvbSZ1c2VyaWQ9YnJ1Y2Uuc2F1ZXJAcGVudG9uLmNvbSZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&amp;&amp;&amp;104&amp;&amp;&amp;" title="penalty increases">set to increase</a>&nbsp;for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:12:00 +0000 53831 at Volvo Trucks Adds D13 Engine with Turbo Compounding <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Volvo Trucks North America</a> is adding a turbo compounding option for the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Volvo</a> D13 engine. &ldquo;By converting wasted heat energy, the 13-liter D13 with turbo compounding improves fuel efficiency by up to 6.5 percent, while also delivering up to 100 extra lb.-ft. of torque for improved performance,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:16:00 +0000 53781 at Rush Truck Center Las Vegas Offers Ford Trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rush Enterprises announced it acquired the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Ford</a> franchise rights and related assets from Transwest Truck Center Las Vegas.&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Rush Truck Center &ndash; Las Vegas</a> will now sell medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles at its existing dealership, which opened in 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:14:00 +0000 53771 at NTDA Holding Management Webinar July 14 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Trailer Dealers Association is holding a webinar, &ldquo;Managing By The Numbers,&rdquo; on July 14 at 2 p.m. EDT.</p> <p>Bob Clements will discuss the differences between tech efficiency &amp; recovery rate. He will share his insight on how the dealerships he consults with have techs that bill out at 150% efficiency and recover well over 100%.</p> <p>Attendees will discover the importance of measuring transaction time, the value of improving your fill rate out of stocking inventory and a simple way to improve your average transaction value by 10% per sale.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Dealers News Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:52:00 +0000 53791 at Class 8 Orders Low, Inventories Growing, But '17 Tech Shows Promise: VTNA <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Noting, as many have, that retail sales for Class 8 trucks in North America have lagged this year, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Volvo</a> Trucks North America (VTNA) execs say truck dealers&#39; inventories are swelling and present a problem for the market picking back up. At the same time, the latest 2017 fuel-efficiency technologies that&#39;ve come about thanks to federal Greenhouse Gas Phase I regulations are rolling out and opening new possibilities.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0000 53761 at Spec’ing the Right Fifth Wheel <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to selecting the right fifth wheel for your application, SAF-Holland offers a guide to simplify the process. Together with your application requirements and performance preferences, this easy-to-use Fifth Wheel Selection Guide takes you step-by-step through the process of choosing the fifth wheel that best fits your application. Whether you&rsquo;re spec&rsquo;ing a fifth wheel for a standard, moderate or severe duty application, this comprehensive guide includes top plate selection, mounting systems, height selection as well as cost considerations and spec&rsquo;ing tips.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:49:00 +0000 53751 at WABCO, ZF Unveil Evasive Maneuver Assist Safety Technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) has revealed the prototype of a breakthrough collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles. Jointly developed by WABCO and ZF, the Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA) combines WABCO&rsquo;s braking, stability and vehicle dynamics control systems on trucks and trailers with ZF&rsquo;s top active steering technology&mdash;an industry first.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:38:00 +0000 53741 at New Research Demonstrates Trucking’s Commitment to Safety <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety annually, according to a landmark report released by American Trucking Associations (ATA).</p> <p>&ldquo;We know this industry prioritizes and invests in improving safety on our nation&rsquo;s highways,&rdquo; said ATA Executive Vice President of National Advocacy Dave Osiecki. &ldquo;With the results of this survey, we now can put a dollar figure on that investment and that figure is significant.&rdquo;</p> <p>The $9.5 billion annual figure breaks down over four broad categories:&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:36:00 +0000 53731 at Fruehauf History Celebrated at Detroit Reunion <div class="field-byline"> Contributed by John Conley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fruehauf Trailer Company alumni gathered in Detroit recently for a homecoming reunion to celebrate the company that was once the largest trailer manufacturer in North America.</p> <p>Fruehauf was founded in 1914 and held over 1000 patents. It filed for bankruptcy in 1997 and its assets were purchased by today&rsquo;s Wabash National. Trailers are still produced under the Fruehauf name in many countries, including Mexico.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:41:00 +0000 53721 at Heil-Texas Receives Petersen’s Dealer of the Year Award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heil of Texas was recognized as Dealer of the Year for 2015 by Petersen Industries, Inc., the waste and recycling industry&rsquo;s knuckleboom manufacturer.</p> <p>The dealer that sells the most Lightning Loader units for the prior year throughout the Petersen nationwide network is bestowed with this honor.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:36:00 +0000 53711 at M.H. Eby Hires New Midwest Territory Body Sales Representative <div class="node-body article-body"><p>M.H. Eby, Inc. announced that Regan Coyle has been hired to fill the newly created&nbsp;truck body sales representative position for the Midwest territory.&nbsp;</p> <p>Operating out of Eby&rsquo;s West Jefferson, Ohio facility, Regan will be responsible for calling on truck dealers, equipment distributors, and end users to promote the Eby line of all-aluminum truck bodies.&nbsp; Regan is a recent graduate of Ohio State University.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:34:00 +0000 53701 at Brexit Bashing Truck Stocks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tuesday featured a series of downgrades demonstrating that &ldquo;anything to do with trucks, or trucking, is now a whipping boy in this Brexit-influenced market environment,&rdquo; according to a Real Money report from The Street.</p> <p>WABCO Holdings has been downgraded a few times since Thursday, and stocks for companies like Meritor and Navistar are down 20%. However, according to the report, new domestic truck builds have been down for the past two years because of too much capacity.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:29:00 +0000 53691 at Stoughton Lease announces expansion of services <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Stoughton Lease, an affiliate of Stoughton Trailers, has begun selling new Stoughton trailers through its branch locations in Purcell, Oklahoma, and White Pine, Tennessee.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:13:00 +0000 53681 at CIMC acquires Irish trailer manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>CIMC Vehicles, a China-based global trailer manufacturer, has completed its acquisition of Retlan Manufacturing Limited.</p> <p>The Retlan Group includes SDC Trailers based in Toomebridge, Northern Ireland.&nbsp; SDC manufactures a variety of trailers, including vans, curtainsiders, dumps, platforms, and container chassis.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:11:00 +0000 53671 at Trailer orders soften in May <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trailer net orders fell nearly 14% month over month, and contracted 10% year over year, according to the most recent state of the industry report published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:23:00 +0000 53661 at Truck demand continues to climb in Europe <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As demand for trucks in North America slow after years of exceptional strength, it continues to grow in Europe.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:46:00 +0000 53651 at Controlling fixtures with a smartphone <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Workholding fixtures that can be controlled by Bluetooth will be among the new technologies on display at special section of this year&rsquo;s International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fabrication News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:16:00 +0000 53641 at Direct-mount pump offers more clearance <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New modifications to Muncie&rsquo;s Optimum W Series pump housing allow better clearance so the pump can be direct mounted to the company&rsquo;s FR66 PTO.</p> <p>Applications utilizing Muncie&rsquo;s FR66 power take-off can now take advantage of the gear pump&rsquo;s higher operating pressures. The W Series&rsquo; design allows the pump to operate at pressures up to 4350 PSI.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:57:00 +0000 53631 at Wabash National modifies its retail channel <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" style="width:100.0%;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Wabash National Corporation</a>&nbsp;(NYSE:WNC), has announced two changes to the way it retails its trailers.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="field-stocksymbols"> <span>Stock Symbols:&nbsp;</span> WNC </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Trailer Dealers News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:41:00 +0000 53621 at Spray finishing training <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Finishing equipment manufacturers Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, and BGK are teaming up with Owens&nbsp;Community College&nbsp;to present two spray finishing technology workshops. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fabrication News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:54:00 +0000 53611 at Muncie product and application school <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Muncie Power Products will hold its next 2016 Muncie Product and Application School August 1-4 at Muncie Power Products&#39; headquarters in Muncie, Indiana.</p> <p>Muncie classes are focused on providing those responsible for the selection of power take-offs, pumps and hydraulic components, the understanding they need to make product choices that will satisfy their customer&rsquo;s needs by providing high levels of system performance and reliability.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:52:00 +0000 53601 at PRODUCT ENGINEER <div class="node-body page-body">Aero Industries, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Product Engineer at their Kent, Ohio location.</div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:44:48 +0000 53581 at Dominance of diesel expected to wane <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new study by ACT Research expects the dominance of diesel engines to diminish as the decade of the Twenties begins.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:06:00 +0000 53571 at Trucks haul more freight in May <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Truck fleets carried a little more cargo during May, according to the American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.</p> <p>The index increased 2.7% in May, following a revised 1.7% drop during April. In May, the index equaled 139 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. The all-time high was 144 in February.</p> <p>Compared with May 2015, the SA index jumped 5.7%, which was up from April&rsquo;s 2.4% year-over-year gain. Year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 4%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:01:00 +0000 53561 at NTDA membership now exceeds 800 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Trailer Dealers Association now has its most members in history, exceeding 800, the association has announced.&nbsp; As of June 10, NTDA has 817 members following six consecutive years of growth.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since 2010, the NTDA has grown from 202 members to its current level, an increase in excess of 300%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Dealers News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:29:00 +0000 53551 at North Dixie Truck & Trailer Joins Power Heavy Duty <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">North Dixie Truck and Trailer Inc.</a> in Lima, Ohio is the newest member company to join <a href=";utm_medium=PR&amp;utm_campaign=NorthDixie">Power Heavy Duty</a>.</p> <p>North Dixie Truck and Trailer serves fleets, independent service facilities, municipalities and owner-operators in northwest and central Ohio with tractor/trailer heavy duty truck parts, tools and equipment and shop supplies. The company&rsquo;s repair business includes extensive trailer repair and minor truck repair.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts Trailer Dealers News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:29:00 +0000 53541 at East Manufacturing adds Nationwide Haul to dealer network <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100.0%;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>East Manufacturing has named Nationwide Haul as an authorized East dealer.</p> <p>Nationwide will offer the full line of East trailers including flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers along with parts and service. The East dump line includes aluminum frame and frameless dump trailers as well as steel trailers and aluminum truck bodies.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Trailer Dealers News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:24:00 +0000 53531 at Truck orders post mixed results in May <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Class 8 orders in May rose 4% month over month, but contracted nearly 31% on a year over year basis, to a total of 14,224 units, according to ACT Research.</p> <p>Medium duty net orders totaled 17,865 units, down m/m and y/y, as expected. These results were published in the latest State of the Industry report, recently released by ACT Research Co. (ACT). The report covers Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:23:00 +0000 53521 at Restrictive aftermarket parts law vetoed <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would have restricted the use of aftermarket or remanufactured parts on vehicles less than five years old.</p> <p>&ldquo;House Bill 4344 amends the Michigan Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act to make a number of updates modernizing the act that I support,&rdquo;&nbsp;<a href="">Snyder wrote in his veto letter</a>. &ldquo;However, it also includes revisions relating to the use of certain aftermarket parts used for automotive repairs..</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts News Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:16:00 +0000 53511 at Tank Trailer Sales Person Needed for the Mid-Eastern Part of USA <div class="node-body page-body">TREMCAR USA., an important stainless steel and aluminum tank trailer manufacturer in North America is presently seeking for a salesperson with a strong background in trailer sales and/or detains a good knowledge of the tank transportation industry </div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Classifieds Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:54:43 +0000 53501 at