News en 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 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