Trailer Body Builders en Business Volume Up in Equipment Leasing Sector <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href=";d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=X-7OOJFTEhssWqj5ALHe4cishJJfuZxHvr07fLMx2dw&amp;s=yJKrxGKgTfDW_Bn5a8msZmyhqkD6ZmpOYBqH_DnZteA&amp;e=">Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s</a> (ELFA) <a href=";d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=X-7OOJFTEhssWqj5ALHe4cishJJfuZxHvr07fLMx2dw&amp;s=zYku5_NgZOnB</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:29:00 +0000 61341 at EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases 10% in March <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In March, EU commercial vehicle registrations increased 10%, totaling 266,902 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).</p> <p>This strong result is mainly due to Easter falling in March last year and in April this year. Demand was sustained by all segments and across most of the major EU markets. Spain (+24.3%), Germany (+17.3%), Italy (+17.0%) and France (+13.7%) all posted double-digit percentage gains, although registrations declined slightly in the United Kingdom (-1.3%).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:26:00 +0000 61331 at Wabash’s Operating Income Provides Second-Best Q1 Ever <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE:WNC) reported operating income of $30.3 million that represents the second-strongest first quarter in company history.&nbsp;Wabash also increased full-year guidance for trailer shipments from 52,000 to 56,000.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:49:00 +0000 61321 at Additional Build Days Boost March Trailer Production: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year, according to ACT.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement came from a 94 upd sequential jump in the build rate,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, Director&ndash;CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. &ldquo;Even with that surge, it appears that the industry&rsquo;s additional production capacity is still not being fully utilized.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:46:00 +0000 61311 at NG Class 8 Retail Sales Off to Booming Start <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy-duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas &amp; Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today by ACT Research.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:04:00 +0000 61301 at BOSS Introduces First Stainless Steel Spreader <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The new stainless steel BOSS FORGE v-box hopper spreader uses some of the heaviest gauge stainless steel in the category&mdash;including drive train and hopper, a &frac12;-horsepower motor and one of the industry&rsquo;s most robust inverted V options.</p> <p>Available for winter 2017, the BOSS FORGE is one of the few stainless steel spreader models in its class to offer both pintle feed and auger chain systems with the same hopper and a planetary gearbox designed to deliver high-efficiency performance across a wide range of ice control material.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000 61291 at Wabash Buys Shuttered Boat Factory in Minnesota <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant in Little Falls, Minn., and says it will invest $11 million to renovate and equip the plant on a vast 53-acre site on the Mississippi River, with plenty of room for expansion, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.</p> <p>Wabash has pledged to employ 70 by 2019 and 100 or more within five years. Workers will make the company&rsquo;s next-generation molded structural composite interiors for refrigerated and other trailers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:58:00 +0000 61281 at FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR HEAVY DUTY PARTS OPERATIONS <div class="node-body page-body"><p>Could your business benefit from capital to acquire inventory, expand sales, develop new markets?&nbsp; We have funding earmarked specifically for distributors and small to mid-sized manufacturers of truck and trailer parts and equipment. &nbsp;Reply to <a href=""></a> for more information.&nbsp; Serious inquiries from legitimate, existing enterprises only please.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Classifieds Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:21:41 +0000 61271 at Navistar Introduces New Class 8 RH Series <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Navistar</a> is introducing a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec&rsquo;d with the OEM&rsquo;s new 12.4-liter A26 engine &ndash; <a href="">unveiled back in March</a> &ndash; as its standard power plant.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:22:00 +0000 61261 at Carrier Transicold South, RETO Named Carrier Transicold Dealers of the Year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Carrier Transicold South of Lake City, Georgia, was named Dealer of the Year&ndash;North America, and Refrigeraci&oacute;n Especializada para el Transporte de Occidente S.A. de C.V. (RETO) of Guadalajara, Mexico, was named Dealer of the Year&ndash;Latin America at the recent annual meeting of Carrier Transicold&rsquo;s Truck/Trailer/Rail Americas dealers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:49:00 +0000 61251 at Mack’s Proprietary 16,000-pound Front Axle Now Available for Order <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mack Trucks&rsquo; proprietary 16,000-pound front axle is now available for order on the Mack Pinnacle Axle Back and Axle Forward models.</p> <p>Built to bear the heavier loads commonly found in Canada, the 16,000-pound Mack FXL front axle enables carriers to transport more cargo, improving productivity and efficiency. &nbsp;It is also available in the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:47:00 +0000 61241 at Volvo’s New VNR Model Designed for Regional Haul <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Volvo Trucks North America unveiled the new <a href=";d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=bfwSerHsIZvErsJIwHmSLIeobD_DPRNbnoqfD3sO-8U&amp;s=w2fHOEZQlmT9OduOrhCUOytEMQeURNT-2Kvy8rN5BLo&amp;e=">Volvo VNR model</a>, a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:43:00 +0000 61231 at NTEA Hires Survant as Senior Director of Fleet Relations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) recently appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. In this newly created role, he will work with Christopher Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to lead the association in serving truck equipment distributors/manufacturers and end-user fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:35:00 +0000 61221 at XL Hybrids Receives CARB Executive Order for Ford Transit Conversions <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">XL Hybrids</a> announced it received a <a href="" target="_blank">California Air Resources Board Executive Order</a> (CARB EO) allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered <a href="" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Ford</a> Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons to be upgraded with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:34:00 +0000 61211 at Manufacturing Groups Ask Trump to Raise Truck Weights <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Increasing federal truck size-and-weight limits and granting more exemptions from the <a href="">electronic logging device</a> (ELD) mandate were among the recommendations manufacturing groups sent to the Trump administration.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:33:00 +0000 61201 at Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1% in March <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1% in March, following a 0.1% decline during February. The index equaled 137.5 (2000=100), down from 138.8 in February. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.</p> <p>Compared with March 2016, the SA index rose 0.7%. In February, the index contracted 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same three months in 2016, the index is up 0.2%. For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5%.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 61191 at Haulmark Introduces Ultra-Durable VG-Series Cargo Trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href=";d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=GDgYdjhRmCam8vmzvFDHwTNcIUEoWZQs-oaf8tczKOk&amp;s=qkC4ldu-H-FQ3ab00awxn5DjLgoUUN004RoRvtv3y0Y&amp;e=">Haulmark</a> unveiled an ultra-durable trailer with three times the life expectancy of similar models.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New to the Market News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:14:00 +0000 61181 at Carrier Transicold to Acquire Select IMPCO Road and Rail Transport Product Lines <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to acquire select IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the ComfortPro Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), from Westport Fuel Systems, Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:13:00 +0000 61171 at Photos: TTMA conventions, the early 2010s <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In celebration of TTMA&rsquo;s 75</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;anniversary, Trailer/Body Builders is having a &ldquo;reminiscing&rdquo; photo gallery. New &ldquo;old&rdquo; pictures of past&nbsp;</span>TTMA<span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;conventions will be posted. Join us down memory lane as new pictures will be added in future weeks.</span></p> </div> Trailers Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:43:00 +0000 61061 at Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia Receives Platinum Support Certification <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia in Jefferson, Georgia, was certified Platinum Support by Thomas Built Buses on April 1, during the annual Thomas Built Bus Dealer Meeting in Dallas, Texas.</p> <p>This marks the first Peach State Truck Centers location to receive the accolade that sets a standard for Thomas Bus dealerships across the country. In addition its Platinum Certification, Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia received the following awards at the meeting:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Ray Durden &ndash; Eagles Nest &ndash; Highest award available for Bus Sales</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:23:00 +0000 61161 at Final Trailer Orders in March Increase 50% from Last Year: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final March net trailer orders at 20,500 units, down 20% m/m but up 50% versus a year ago.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dropoff from February for both dry and refrigerated vans is simply due to the start of a typical seasonal decline for trailer orders, and the strong year over year comparison reflecting a positive trailer order environment.&nbsp; Softening backlogs are also consistent with normal market conditions; production for March was robust.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:21:00 +0000 61151 at Preliminary Trailer Orders Up for Fourth Straight Month: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT&rsquo;s preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is 21,500 units, a 45% increase over the same period a year ago and the fourth straight month with an increase.</p> <p>Final March volume will be available later this month.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:20:00 +0000 61141 at Truck Sales Graphs March 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Review truck sales figures from the month of March 2017 for trucks with GVWR over 10,000 lb. These graphs were compiled using data supplied by Wards Communications.</p> <p>Read the related article here: <a href="" target="_blank">Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Down 5% in March</a></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:33:00 +0000 61131 at Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Down 5% in March <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Medium and heavy truck sales were down 5% in March over the same period a year ago and up 21% from the previous month, according to figures compiled by <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Wards Communications</strong></a>.</p> <p>Dealers sold 62,631 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, down from March 2016 (65,740) and up from February 2017 (51,834).</p> <p>Compared with March 2016, Class 8 trucks were down 26% (14,793, compared to 20,034). Class 7 sales were 4,940, down 4% from 5,126.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:45:00 +0000 61121 at East European Trailer Market Grows 5.1% in 2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The East European trailer market grew by over 5.1% in 2016 and further growth is forecast for 2017, according to consulting group CLEAR International.</p> <p>The economic forecast for Eastern Europe is for stronger GDP and investment growth in 2017, which will result in recovering levels of trade and more demand for road transport.&nbsp; However, a cyclical slowdown affecting the whole region will lead to a fall in trailer demand in 2018 before growth resumes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 61111 at Felling Trailers Earns ISO 9001 Certification <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Felling Trailers Inc., a manufacturer of <a href="" target="_blank">industrial and commercial trailers</a>, has recently received ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System for its Sauk Centre, MN and Litchfield, MN operations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:15:00 +0000 61101 at Stoughton Purchases Land in Brodhead to Expand <div class="node-body article-body"><p>STI Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiary, <a href="">Stoughton Trailers, LLC</a>, recently purchased 17 acres of vacant land in the city of Brodhead, WI, directly across for its main manufacturing facility.</p> <p>Bob Wahlin, Stoughton&rsquo;s president and CEO, said in a statement that the company plans to use the land to support its current manufacturing operations in Brodhead, which employs 100 workers and builds trailer for the over-the-road trucking market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:14:00 +0000 61091 at Pressure Systems International Acquires TPMS Provider <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Truck System Technologies (TST), a provider of tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) and mobile asset management systems (MAMS) technology.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The acquisition represents a valuable addition to the P.S.I. portfolio of products which commercial fleet operators can use to manage their tire costs as well as to meet future standards set under the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules for trucks and trailers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:02:00 +0000 61081 at Great Dane Adds Ohio Trailer Repair as AdvantEDGE Service Provider <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ohio Trailer Repair, Inc. has signed on as the newest authorized service provider for Great Dane&#39;s Advant<em>EDGE</em> National Aftermarket Parts &amp; Service program. Ohio Trailer Repair is a full-service trailer repair shop located in Walton Hills, Ohio, just southeast of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:01:00 +0000 61071 at TRAILER SALES OPPORTUNITY <div class="node-body page-body"><p>Outside Sales Position Open in Idaho / New &amp; Used Utility &amp; Carrier Product Lines</p> <p>High Earnings Potential (Commission Based) Established Territory, Great Benefits</p> <p>Please Contact Eric Torrell (208)699-2261</p> <p><br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Classifieds Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:58:01 +0000 61051 at