News en Convention Calendar June 2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Monthly listing of upcoming conventions for the trailer, truck, and body industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:03:00 +0000 62941 at People and Positions June 2017 <div class="field-deck"> News and highlights of people in the truck, trailer manufacturing, marketing, and distribution industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trailer/Body Builders' June 2017 news and highlights of people in the truck, trailer manufacturing, marketing, and distribution industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:45:00 +0000 62931 at Trucks and trucking news: E-commerce, automation, advanced safety systems <div class="node-body article-body">From our corporate cousins over at, here’s a sampling of the week’s headlines from the trucking industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Truck Bodies Market Stats News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:57:00 +0000 62981 at <p>During a ride and drive event held in the shadow of New York City&rsquo;s Citi Field, Isuzu showed off its brand-new Class 6 FTR medium-duty cabover truck model, which the company believes is positioned perfectly to benefit from e-commerce driven growth in the delivery of goods to residential areas.</p> Eby plants awarded Ford drop-ship codes <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Motor Co. has awarded drop-ship codes to four Eby Truck Bodies facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, and South Dakota. This allows Ford chassis dealers to ship chassis directly to Eby locations for installation of Eby aluminum bodies, which reduces the total cost to ship completed vehicles to fleets, Ford dealers, and end-users all over the country.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:39:00 +0000 62971 at Purkeys: Liftgate charging systems maintenance for fewer road calls <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For commercial trucking fleets, break-downs and road calls due to dead or uncharged batteries are a costly issue that can cut into fleets&rsquo; profit margins and drivers&rsquo; accumulated hours of service.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:18:00 +0000 62961 at Product training: Muncie Power sets next session for August <div class="node-body article-body">Muncie Power Products’ next Product and Application School will be held Aug.14- 17 at Muncie’s corporate offices in Muncie, IN.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:38:00 +0000 62951 at Legislation filed to repeal FET—again <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Jones </div> <div class="field-deck"> Excise tax repeal might not get far without a plan to replace </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congress is taking yet another swing at repealing the expensive and complicated federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty highway vehicles. But while truck, trailer, and equipment manufacturers and dealers, along with their customers, are all for doing away with the 12% charge and paperwork headaches, industry representatives are taking a wait-and-see attitude: Similar legislation came and went in 2010 and 2012, and more recent legislation has been aimed at simply making sure the tax doesn’t increase. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:39:00 +0000 62831 at Schneider expands in Southwest with new Phoenix facility <div class="node-body article-body">Truck transportation giant Schneider is set to open a new facility in Phoenix on Wednesday, responding to industry demand by significantly investing in the growing Southwest region—to say nothing of expanding the Schneider footprint in the backyard of some its its biggest competitors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Chassis News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:47:00 +0000 62791 at Schneider Industrial expansion ‘still going strong,’ ISA June report shows <div class="node-body article-body">The June ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that manufacturers and distributors experienced continued economic expansion in May.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Market Stats News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:25:00 +0000 62771 at <p>As opposed to April, when all three Indexes dropped, in May all three rose&mdash;ISM&rsquo;s PMI from 54.8 to 54.9, ISA&rsquo;s Manufacturers Index from 58.0 to 66.0 and the ISA&rsquo;s Distributor Index rose from 58.5 to 69.9. Thus, it appears that the economic expansion seems to be picking up some steam, says the June Economic Indicator Report.</p> Industrial Supply Association ACT: Dry vans, reefers boost May trailer production <div class="node-body article-body">Facilitated by the additional build days, total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year, according to the final tally by ACT Research.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 62741 at