Trailer Components en FCA Latin America Honors TriMotive Brazil <div class="node-body article-body"><p>TriMotive Brazil, the South American OEM division of Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, was recently recognized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as Supplier of the Year.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:59:00 +0000 63141 at WABCO wins CLEPA Innovation Award for OptiFlow AutoTail <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href=";d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=vcRhFCK_DpExyJOlpyrxy6qPHD-B3yyJ-Q9XMvzr7d0&amp;m=ZmrWNomhKH_dGz_VdimteUH_c-iDJu4ZhBfn9nq9Z90&amp;s=0wTIq_qBP3rZC4Tfsq5ehHKp2RIADfOP1RKz6WRiaCY&amp;e=">WABCO Holdings Inc.</a> (NYSE: WBC) has been recognized by&nbsp;<a href="</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:33:00 +0000 63111 at Ridge Corporation teams with FlexSys on aerodynamic technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ridge Corporation has teamed with aerospace technology company FlexSys Inc. to apply their advanced technology to aerodynamic devices used in the trucking industry to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:05:00 +0000 63041 at Aurora grows parts network with new Dallas DC <div class="node-body article-body">Aurora Parts & Accessories LLC, an aftermarket semi-trailer parts distribution company, has opened a new facility in Dallas. The opening marks the second new distribution center for Aurora Parts in the past nine months, with the recent opening of their Atlanta facility last October.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:39:00 +0000 62501 at IIHS begins testing side underride guards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the results of two tests designed to evaluate the potential benefits of installing underride guards on the sides of truck trailers. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Trailer Components News Wed, 10 May 2017 04:01:00 +0000 61761 at PlasmaStream Technology wins SAE Global Innovation Award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) announced that the PlasmaStream technology has been awarded first place in the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual Global Automation &amp; Mobility Challenge, in the Advanced Technology Category at the SAE World Congress in Detroit last month.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Wed, 10 May 2017 01:33:00 +0000 61741 at One hundred years running, Overseas Hardwoods Co has sawed a secure niche as a force in flooring <div class="field-deck"> Family-owned company has been sawing for a century, producing truck body and trailer flooring since the early years of trucks and trailers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association gathers to celebrate 75 years of serving the industry, Overseas Hardwoods Company knows how it feels.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components Trailer Dealers Fri, 05 May 2017 17:24:00 +0000 61611 at <p align="left"><strong>Overseas Hardwoods Company</strong>, Mobile AL, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April. But the family who owns OHC started the Old Mobile River Sawmill Company 100 years ago this month. Because hardwood logs do not float, they needed help from &ldquo;gunboats&rdquo; to provide the needed buoyancy. The gunboats were designed after the pontoon boats that ferried artillery across rivers during the Civil War.</p> Doepker Adds Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing Product Line <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Doepker Industries Ltd. has added the Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing (ETM) product line to its portfolio. Dirk Woestenenk, previously General Manager at ETM, has joined the Doepker team as Heavy Haul Division Manager. The entire product line, including sliding tilt decks, low beds, crane dollies, jeeps, and boosters, will be manufactured and supported by Doepker and authorized distribution locations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:46:00 +0000 59781 at Aerodynamic options: what works <div class="field-deck"> Canadian research measures results of aero products for trailers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Report on the multi-year project (2012-2015) using high-fidelity scale-model testing in a large wind tunnel. It evaluated vehicle performance at various wind speeds and wind directions, the results</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Trailer Components Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0000 59231 at <p>National Research Council Canada has conducted wind tunnel tests of 92 configurations of trailers and aerodynamic devices.</p> Holland’s New plant builds low-volume work trucks with high-volume processes <div class="field-deck"> Mastering assembly line techniques of the mass producers, Holland LP consolidates operations into one plant to handle one-off truck orders </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What if you build one product per month and a different type of product once a year, and demand for these myriad products began to grow? That was the dilemma facing Holland LP until a couple of years ago.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components Truck Bodies Truck Equipment Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 59191 at <p>Flexible assembly lines, lean principles, and a focus on plant safety were among the priorities for the new 185,000-sq-ft plant that the Equipment Business Unit of Holland LP opened this past summer in University Park IL.</p>