News en Steel, aluminum prices still rising <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As of June, steel prices were still increasing in the U.S., which will continue to be an issue for the work truck industry, according to an article by NTEA Director of Market Data &amp; Research Steve Latin-Kasper that was published in the August 2017 edition of NTEA News.</p> <p>&ldquo;Steel prices will likely keep rising in the second half of this year, but if the rate of increase decelerates in the third quarter, it will signal an accurate World Bank forecast, which means prices could fall again by 2018,&rdquo; he said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:18:00 +0000 64131 at Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence jumps in August <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.4 in August, up from 63.5 the previous two months, according to the <a href=";d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=unYrMNgTvxn7Vhk_4Xe5UkNe3GMdyDTDUxtjDx_d1cs&amp;m=gCCahPJ59FkgAHSSXuLac-U3hHMvtZbpO4hBXzVdT-k&amp;s=JqmvH45PThB52WtgOPlOlv8L1DzX9a</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000 64121 at BWise partners with Bristow Beds <div class="node-body article-body"><p>BWise Manufacturing, LLC, a manufacturer of dump, equipment, tilt and utility trailers in Chambersburg, PA, has formed a partnership with Bristow Beds of Keytesville, MO. BWise Manufacturing will be the exclusive U.S. manufacturer for the Bristow fork lift truck bed.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:04:00 +0000 64111 at Wabash National ranks #29 on best U.S. manufacturers list <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE: WNC) was named a <a href="">&ldquo;50 Best U.S. Manufacturer&rdquo;</a> by IndustryWeek magazine in its July/August 2017 issue, coming in at #29 in the ranking.</p> <p>This is the third consecutive year Wabash National has been honored as an IndustryWeek U.S. Top 50, and the fifth time it has been recognized overall, having previously made the list in 2006, 2013, 2015 and 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:30:00 +0000 64101 at Final net trailer orders for July meet expectations: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final July net trailer orders meeting expectations at 13,400 units, falling from June with a m/m drop of 29%, but still up 40% from last July.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:29:00 +0000 64091 at Trailer orders up 43% this year: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>So far this year, the trailer industry has booked over 153,000 net orders, a 43% improvement, according to ACT.</p> <p>Frank Maly, ACT&rsquo;s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research, said the shift by fleets to a more positive outlook coincided with last fall&rsquo;s election, and is obviously ongoing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Another positive for the industry is that cancellations remain low,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Fleets are obviously standing firm with their order commitments, an indication of fleet confidence in the near-to-medium term outlook.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:12:00 +0000 64081 at AdjustRite now includes supplier LKQ Corp. <div class="node-body article-body">PPG has expanded its AdjustRite commercial estimating system Commercial Parts Listing Program with the addition of LKQ Corporation to its supplier data base.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:29:00 +0000 64071 at PPG Supreme announces cash dividend <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Supreme Industries, Inc.&nbsp;(NYSE MKT: STS) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of three and a half cents ($0.035) per share on its Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on September 5 to holders of record at the close of business on August 28.</p> <p>Future cash dividend payments are subject to business conditions, the Company&#39;s financial position, and requirements for working capital, property, plant, and equipment expenditures and other corporate purposes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Truck Bodies News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:22:00 +0000 64051 at MHC Kenworth opens new dealership in Iowa <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) is opening its third dealership in Iowa to further meet the ever-changing needs of customers and expand its multi-state network of support.</p> <p>MHC Kenworth&ndash;Dubuque is conveniently located off U.S. Highway 151, just west of the Mississippi River. The new location features eight service bays, a parts warehouse, a wash bay and a driver&rsquo;s lounge. MHC&rsquo;s new facility is one of more than 100 dealership and leasing locations across 16 states.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chassis News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:22:00 +0000 64061 at M.H. Eby acquires manufacturing plant in Ephrata, PA <div class="node-body article-body"><p>M.H. Eby has acquired a 95,000-square-foot production facility on 17&frac12; acres in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, for the manufacture of all-aluminum trailers and truck bodies for commercial and agricultural markets.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our business has grown significantly in the past five years, and this acquisition allows us to expand our product lines while building more efficiently,&rdquo; said Travis Eby, President of M.H. Eby. &ldquo;It provides the opportunity to bring all of our PA manufacturing operations under one roof, and gives us additional room to grow.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies News Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:18:00 +0000 64041 at