Trailer Body Builders http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/rss.xml en EU Commercial Vehicle Market Up 7.6% in 2014 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-76-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the EU in 2014, 1,849,077 new commercial vehicles were registered, or 7.6% more than last year, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).</p> <p>Looking at the largest markets, France remained stable (‐0.4%), while Germany expanded (+4.8%). The UK (+10.8%), Italy (+13.9%) and Spain (+31.6%) posted double‐digit growth.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-76-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-76-2014#comments Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:21:00 +0000 39931 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Fleet Engineers Partners with Freightliner’s Albert http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/fleet-engineers-partners-freightliner-s-albert <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fleet Engineers, Inc. has formally partnered with Freightliner&rsquo;s <em>Team Run Smart Pro </em>and fuel efficiency pioneer Henry Albert, owner of Albert Transportation, Inc., based in Statesville, NC.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/fleet-engineers-partners-freightliner-s-albert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/fleet-engineers-partners-freightliner-s-albert#comments Chassis News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:19:00 +0000 39921 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com SAF-Holland Unveils Parts on Demand Electronic Catalog http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/saf-holland-unveils-parts-demand-electronic-catalog <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SAF-Holland has introduced its Aftermarket Parts on Demand (POD) electronic parts catalog.</p> <p>&ldquo;At SAF-Holland, we will see great benefits by providing our distributors with the right tools,&rdquo; said Juan Hernandez, international marketing &amp; sourcing manager. &ldquo;POD is one of those tools &ndash; one of the most powerful tools to save our distributors time.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/saf-holland-unveils-parts-demand-electronic-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/saf-holland-unveils-parts-demand-electronic-catalog#comments Aftermarket Parts News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:18:00 +0000 39911 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Onspot’s GSA Contract is Renewed http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/onspot-s-gsa-contract-renewed <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Onspot of North America&rsquo;s GSA Contract has been renewed for another five years. GSA Contract #GS30F0002 was obtained by Onspot in 2000, and the new contract will continue until February 1, 2020.</p> <p>Onspot has supplied this valuable safety device to the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Parks and Recreation Department as well as equipping 337 buses for the Veterans Administration.</p> <p>Onspot automatic tire chains allow the operator to engage/disengage tire chains with a dashboard switch without stopping to enhance traction and braking in snow and ice.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/onspot-s-gsa-contract-renewed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/onspot-s-gsa-contract-renewed#comments Truck Equipment News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:07:00 +0000 39901 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Optronics Expands Globally Through Strategic Alliance with Dorian Drake http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/optronics-expands-globally-through-strategic-alliance-dorian-drake <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://OctaneVTM.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d94%3c6.CP%3f%40282%3c161.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=1163828&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=20&amp;Action=Follow+Link" target="_blank">Optronics International</a> has finalized contract negotiations with export management company Dorian Drake International, Inc., which will enable Optronics to gain access to worldwide markets for its lighting products.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/optronics-expands-globally-through-strategic-alliance-dorian-drake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/optronics-expands-globally-through-strategic-alliance-dorian-drake#comments Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:05:00 +0000 39891 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Hackney Releases Performer Body for Ford Transit http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/hackney-releases-performer-body-ford-transit <div class="node-body article-body"><p>VT Hackney&rsquo;s Performer body is now available on the Ford Transit cab and chassis, &nbsp;allowing Hackney to reach a broader audience, continuing its position as the mainstay in the plumbing and HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) industry.</p> <p>&nbsp;With maximum payload over 3,000 pounds, the Hackney Performer is offered in a 12-foot model for the 9,950 GVW Transit chassis and a 12&frac12;-foot body for the 10,360 GVW Transit chassis.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/hackney-releases-performer-body-ford-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/hackney-releases-performer-body-ford-transit#comments Truck Bodies News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:03:00 +0000 39881 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com FleetPride Acquires Six Pardo's Truck Service Parts Warehouse Locations http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/fleetpride-acquires-six-pardos-truck-service-parts-warehouse-locations <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://globalmessaging1.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7899470&amp;adr_order=114&amp;url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mbGVldHByaWRlLmNvbS8%3D" target="_blank">FleetPride, Inc. </a>&nbsp;has acquired the assets of six locations owned by Pardo&#39;s Truck Service Parts Warehouse, Inc. in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets. Pardo&#39;s will retain its Kearney, New Jersey, location and FleetPride will serve as a supplier to the location.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/fleetpride-acquires-six-pardos-truck-service-parts-warehouse-locations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/fleetpride-acquires-six-pardos-truck-service-parts-warehouse-locations#comments Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:02:00 +0000 39871 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Meritor-Approved Service Program to Launch in U.S., Canada http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/meritor-approved-service-program-launch-us-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Meritor Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages (ISGs) across the United States and Canada.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/meritor-approved-service-program-launch-us-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/meritor-approved-service-program-launch-us-canada#comments Aftermarket Parts News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:00 +0000 39861 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 Used Truck Volumes Down in 2014 and Pricing Up: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-truck-volumes-down-2014-and-pricing-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Used Class 8 truck volumes were down 5% and pricing was up 18%, even though the average age rose by 2%, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.</p> <p>&ldquo;We look for pricing to continue their growth in 2015, but at a decreasing rate,&rdquo;<br /> said Steve Tam, Vice President-Commercial Vehicle Sector with ACT.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-truck-volumes-down-2014-and-pricing-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-used-truck-volumes-down-2014-and-pricing-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0000 39851 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Trailer Orders Up 55% in 2014: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/trailer-orders-55-2014-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Net trailer orders were 359,000 in 2014, up nearly 55% over 2013, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p> <p>Nearly 44,000 net orders were posted in December, the second strongest month on record for the trailer industry,</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/trailer-orders-55-2014-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/trailer-orders-55-2014-act#comments Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:57:00 +0000 39841 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Remanufactured Shoe Sales Lead Bendix’s Growth http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/remanufactured-shoe-sales-lead-bendix-s-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sales of Bendix remanufactured components have grown by double digits year-over-year, led by a 50 percent increase in Bendix-branded remanufactured shoe sales.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/remanufactured-shoe-sales-lead-bendix-s-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/remanufactured-shoe-sales-lead-bendix-s-growth#comments Aftermarket Parts News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:59:00 +0000 39831 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck Named 2015 ATD Truck of the Year http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-t880-vocational-truck-named-2015-atd-truck-year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Kenworth T880&nbsp;Vocational Truck&nbsp;with the PACCAR MX-13 engine was named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) at the annual ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, Calif.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s competition focused on the vocational and&nbsp;heavy haul/severe duty&nbsp;truck category. During the competition, a panel of judges conducted test drives and evaluated each truck entry in key categories, which included innovation, design, safety, driver ergonomics and comfort.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-t880-vocational-truck-named-2015-atd-truck-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/kenworth-t880-vocational-truck-named-2015-atd-truck-year#comments Chassis News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:58:00 +0000 39821 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Equipment Leasing and Finance Index Up 8% in 2014 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-leasing-and-finance-index-8-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The <a href="http://www.elfaonline.org/">Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s (ELFA</a>) <a href="http://www.elfaonline.org/Research/MLFI/">Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25)</a> showed cumulative new business volume for 2014 rose 8 percent over 2013, and overall volume for December was $12.9 billion, up 20 percent over December 2013.</p> <p>Receivables over 30 days were unchanged from the previous month and from the same period in 2013 at 1 percent.&nbsp; Charge-offs were unchanged for the ninth consecutive month at an all-time low of 0.2 percent.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-leasing-and-finance-index-8-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-leasing-and-finance-index-8-2014#comments News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:57:00 +0000 39811 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Myers Elected HDMA Board Chairman http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/myers-elected-hdma-board-chairman <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Commercial Vehicle Wheels, has been elected chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) Board of Directors for 2015.</p> <p>He has served on the HDMA board since 2005 and has been a member of its executive committee since 2009. He plays an active role in the HDMA board&rsquo;s strategic planning group and has been a strong participant in the association&rsquo;s affairs.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HDMA Board Officers:</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/myers-elected-hdma-board-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/myers-elected-hdma-board-chairman#comments Aftermarket Parts News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:56:00 +0000 39801 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Grote Named 2014 Vendor of the Year by Stone Truck Parts http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/grote-named-2014-vendor-year-stone-truck-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">Stone Truck Parts, a heavy-duty truck parts distributor based in Raleigh, N.C., selected Grote, a global manufacturer of vehicle lighting and safety systems, as its 2014 Vendor of the Year.</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in;">Jim Stone, Jr., purchasing manager for Stone Truck Parts, presented the award at Stone&rsquo;s annual sales meeting in January.&nbsp; He credits Grote&rsquo;s win on its ongoing partnership with Stone Truck Parts and their many efforts to help Stone provide new products and solutions to their customers in 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/grote-named-2014-vendor-year-stone-truck-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/grote-named-2014-vendor-year-stone-truck-parts#comments Aftermarket Parts News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:33:00 +0000 39781 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com FTR Shippers Conditions Index Remains in Negative Environment http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-remains-negative-environment <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for November 2014, at a reading of -3.2, continued to reflect the easing of capacity tightness combined with a significant drop in fuel prices. While capacity conditions improved in the fourth quarter from the critical stage earlier in the year, it is still a negative factor along with rising rates that will continue to impact shippers throughout 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-remains-negative-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ftr-shippers-conditions-index-remains-negative-environment#comments News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:32:00 +0000 39771 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Eaton Adds Split Shaft PTO Enhancements to UltraShift PLUS Transmissions http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/eaton-adds-split-shaft-pto-enhancements-ultrashift-plus-transmissions <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Eaton has expanded its lineup of UltraShift <em>PLUS</em> automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off (PTO) capabilities. The enhancements now allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a vehicle&rsquo;s cab.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/eaton-adds-split-shaft-pto-enhancements-ultrashift-plus-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/eaton-adds-split-shaft-pto-enhancements-ultrashift-plus-transmissions#comments New to the Market News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:30:00 +0000 39761 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Douglas Dynamics Acquires Henderson Products http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/snow-ice/douglas-dynamics-acquires-henderson-products <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Douglas Dynamics, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Henderson Products, Inc. for approximately $95 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.</p> <p>The signing of the definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition was previously announced on November 24, 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/snow-ice/douglas-dynamics-acquires-henderson-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/snow-ice/douglas-dynamics-acquires-henderson-products#comments Snow & Ice News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:29:00 +0000 39751 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATD Names Scott McCandless of Colorado Truck Dealer of the Year http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/atd-names-scott-mccandless-colorado-truck-dealer-year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Scott McCandless of McCandless Truck Center in Aurora, Colorado, was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year at the 52<sup>nd</sup> annual American Truck Dealers Convention &amp; Expo.<br /> <br /> McCandless was chosen from among six dealers nominated from across the country. The national award is sponsored by ATD, <em>Heavy Duty Trucking</em> magazine and Procede Software.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;What a complete honor,&rdquo; McCandless said, as he admired the award. &ldquo;It is especially humbling to be selected from such a select group of dealers.&rdquo;<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/atd-names-scott-mccandless-colorado-truck-dealer-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/atd-names-scott-mccandless-colorado-truck-dealer-year#comments Chassis News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:25:00 +0000 39741 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NHTSA Rules Grote Exempted from Remedy for Noncompliance http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/nhtsa-rules-grote-exempted-remedy-noncompliance <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided that Grote Industries LLC has met its burden of persuasion that its noncompliance to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 106 is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.<br /> <br /> NHTSA has granted Grote&#39;s petition, and Grote is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/nhtsa-rules-grote-exempted-remedy-noncompliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/aftermarket-parts/nhtsa-rules-grote-exempted-remedy-noncompliance#comments Aftermarket Parts News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:45:00 +0000 39731 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Equipment Finance Confidence Reaches Three-Year High http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-finance-confidence-reaches-three-year-high <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Confidence in the equipment finance market is 66.1, an increase from the December index of 63.4 and the highest level in the last three years, according to the <a href="http://www.leasefoundation.org/">Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation.</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-finance-confidence-reaches-three-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/equipment-finance-confidence-reaches-three-year-high#comments News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:05:00 +0000 39721 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Peterbilt Wraps Up 75th Anniversary Tour http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-wraps-75th-anniversary-tour <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After traveling throughout North America for eight months, visiting nearly 100 events and attracting almost 20,000 attendees, Peterbilt wrapped up its 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary tour.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our customers and brand enthusiasts wholly embraced our anniversary celebration and we thank them for their yearlong support,&rdquo; said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. &ldquo;The anniversary tour provided a great opportunity to reflect on Peterbilt&rsquo;s storied history and the many future milestones we will together achieve.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-wraps-75th-anniversary-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/peterbilt-wraps-75th-anniversary-tour#comments Chassis News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:57:00 +0000 39711 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATA Leaders Disappointed in President’s Infrastructure Message http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-leaders-disappointed-president-s-infrastructure-message <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Industry leaders with the American Trucking Associations expressed their disappointment that President Obama failed to more fully illustrate his vision for a well-funded, long-term highway bill in the State of the Union address.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-leaders-disappointed-president-s-infrastructure-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-leaders-disappointed-president-s-infrastructure-message#comments News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:56:00 +0000 39701 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Odyne Systems Selected for Drive Clean Chicago http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/odyne-systems-selected-drive-clean-chicago <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy- duty work trucks, has been approved as an eligible vehicle for the recently expanded Drive Clean Chicago program, promoting clean air and better business solutions for Chicago&rsquo;s fleets.</p> <p>Under the program, $11,295,000 has been funded for vouchers for alternative fuel vehicles over 6,001 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and public stations in the city of Chicago and its six counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/odyne-systems-selected-drive-clean-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-equipment/odyne-systems-selected-drive-clean-chicago#comments Truck Equipment News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:23:00 +0000 39691 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Reading Truck Body Marks 60th Anniversary http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/reading-truck-body-marks-60th-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reading Truck Body, LLC, has reached its milestone 60-year anniversary in 2015 and will be celebrating throughout the year with numerous customer and employee events.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our dedication to manufacturing solid, dependable work truck bodies has remained a constant since Irv Suknow first established the company,&rdquo; said Brian Nadel, President and CEO of The Reading Group, LLC. &ldquo;Over the years, we have enjoyed the collected wisdom and experience of employees who take pride in the Reading name and the craftsmanship they put into every truck body we sell.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/reading-truck-body-marks-60th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/reading-truck-body-marks-60th-anniversary#comments Truck Bodies News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:21:00 +0000 39681 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index Up 3.5% for 2014 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-35-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.5% in 2014.</p> <p>It was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which tied November as the all-time high.</p> <p>Compared with December 2013, the SA index increased 5.2%, which was the largest year-over-year gain in 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-35-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/ata-truck-tonnage-index-35-2014#comments News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:49:00 +0000 39671 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 Orders up 42% in 2014: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-orders-42-2014-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There were 380,200 net orders placed for Class 8 trucks in 2014, up 42% from 2013, and Class 8 orders have topped expectations for eight consecutive months, according to ACT Research.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Q4 order volume of 130,900 units constitutes the strongest three-month stretch since a prebuy-inflamed Q1&rsquo;06 when 140,000 net orders were booked,&rdquo; said Kenny Vieth, ACT&rsquo;s President and Senior Analyst.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-orders-42-2014-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-orders-42-2014-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:47:00 +0000 39661 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Stone Truck Parts Opens New Facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/stone-truck-parts-opens-new-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Stone Truck Parts, a North Carolina-based truck parts distributor and 2010 Distributor of the Year, has moved into its new branch location and corporate office space in Garner, NC.</p> <p>The new facility is located three miles away from Stone&rsquo;s original location. At nearly 75,000 square feet, it is four times as large as the former Garner facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/stone-truck-parts-opens-new-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/stone-truck-parts-opens-new-facility#comments Aftermarket Parts Distributors, Upfitters News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:36:00 +0000 39651 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Best Year Ever for Trailer Orders: FTR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/best-year-ever-trailer-orders-ftr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. trailer orders for 2014 totaled over 360,000, by far the best order year ever, according to FTR Associates.</p> <p>Dry van orders set an all-time record, as OEMs aggressively sought orders to book into the third and fourth quarters.&nbsp; Refrigerated van orders were also at an impressive pace.</p> <p>Net orders came in at 45,500 in December, the second-highest month ever recorded, just 1.5% below October 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/best-year-ever-trailer-orders-ftr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/best-year-ever-trailer-orders-ftr#comments Trailers Market Stats News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +0000 39641 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Trailer Output Report Being Compiled http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/trailer-output-report-being-compiled <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Truck trailer manufacturers enjoyed an outstanding year in 2014, according to preliminary returns in <em>Trailer/Body Builders&rsquo;</em> annual survey of the largest trailer manufacturers in North America.</p> <p>The report is based on telephone interviews with executives of trailer manufacturing companies.&nbsp; The majority of manufacturers who have responded posted strong sales for the year.&nbsp; Others are reporting minor declines, the result of changes in the mix of trailers these companies produced in 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/trailer-output-report-being-compiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/trailer-output-report-being-compiled#comments Trailer Output Trailers Market Stats News Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:17:00 +0000 39631 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com