Trailer Components http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7347/more en Doepker Adds Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing Product Line http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/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="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/doepker-adds-edmonton-trailer-manufacturing-product-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/doepker-adds-edmonton-trailer-manufacturing-product-line#comments Trailer Components News Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:46:00 +0000 59781 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Aerodynamic options: what works http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/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="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/aerodynamic-options-what-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/aerodynamic-options-what-works#comments Trailer Output Trailers Trailer Components Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0000 59231 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <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 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/holland-s-new-plant-builds-low-volume-work-trucks-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="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/holland-s-new-plant-builds-low-volume-work-trucks-high-volume-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/holland-s-new-plant-builds-low-volume-work-trucks-high-volume-processes#comments Trailer Components Truck Bodies Truck Equipment Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:30:00 +0000 59191 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <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> Kinedyne expands Alabama facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/kinedyne-expands-alabama-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.kinedyne.com&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=nxm1WIRClWh1TlJDZtIy5mWmhCmWjhg7dH_oi4TogUY&amp;s=DlnpVDmYwExmknztPm7q3wQuPTBlpbD4bqfnpgjHrpc&amp;e=">Kinedyne LLC</a>, a manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, announced that it is close to completing a major relocation, consolidation and expansion effort designed to make the company more efficient, competitive and responsive to its customers&rsquo; needs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/kinedyne-expands-alabama-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/kinedyne-expands-alabama-facility#comments Aftermarket Parts Trailer Components News Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:17:00 +0000 58811 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Dexter finalizes recent acquistion http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/dexter-finalizes-recent-acquistion <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DexKo Global Inc announced that Dexter has acquired the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen&rsquo;s from the IMT Group.</p> <p>Ingersoll Axles has suppling specialized heavy duty trailer axles and suspensions across North America for over 55 years. Dexter has acquired manufacturing locations in Ingersoll, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; and Indianapolis, IN.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/dexter-finalizes-recent-acquistion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/news/dexter-finalizes-recent-acquistion#comments Trailer Components News Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:52:00 +0000 58631 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com DexKo Global Expands Operations in Australia http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/dexko-global-expands-operations-australia <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DexKo Global Inc., which manufactures trailer running gear and chassis assemblies and related components, is expanding its Australian operations by signing an agreement to acquire Melbourne Trailer and Caravan Supplies (MTCS).</p> <p>MTCS is an Australian family-owned business and supplier of caravan and trailer axles, leaf springs and other trailer components, serving multiple market segments across Australia since 1968. It has also been the Australian distributor for the Dexter Axle product range for over 30 years.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/dexko-global-expands-operations-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/dexko-global-expands-operations-australia#comments Trailer Components News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:02:00 +0000 58171 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Aurora Parts & Accessories to Open New Parts Distribution Center in Atlanta http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/aurora-parts-accessories-open-new-parts-distribution-center-atlanta <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Aurora Parts &amp; Accessories, LLC, an aftermarket semi-trailer parts distribution company headquartered in Lebanon, IN, will open a new parts distribution facility in Atlanta on Oct. 3.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/aurora-parts-accessories-open-new-parts-distribution-center-atlanta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/aurora-parts-accessories-open-new-parts-distribution-center-atlanta#comments Trailer Components News Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:53:00 +0000 56081 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Dexter Acquires Rockwell American http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/dexter-acquires-rockwell-american <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dexter has acquired Rockwell American, based in Azle, Texas, from American Industrial Partners. Rockwell has been a supplier of trailer axles, leaf springs, fenders and other trailer components serving multiple market segments across North America for over 35 years.</p> <p>Rockwell has five manufacturing locations and operates 16 distribution branches across the United States. Rockwell American will operate as a division of Dexter.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/dexter-acquires-rockwell-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/dexter-acquires-rockwell-american#comments Trailer Components News Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:57:00 +0000 55531 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com U.S. Xpress Equipping 1,800 Trailers with SAF-Holland Air Disc Brake Technology http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/us-xpress-equipping-1800-trailers-saf-holland-air-disc-brake-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SAF-Holland announced that U.S. Xpress is equipping 1,800 of its new Wabash National and Hyundai Translead trailers with SAF ULX40 Slider Suspension Axle Systems, complete with its New P89 Air Disc Brake.</p> <p>U.S. Xpress, Inc., headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the nation&rsquo;s second largest privately owned truckload carrier.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/us-xpress-equipping-1800-trailers-saf-holland-air-disc-brake-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-components/us-xpress-equipping-1800-trailers-saf-holland-air-disc-brake-technology#comments Trailer Components News Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:51:00 +0000 54301 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Accidentally recognizing safety http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/accidentally-recognizing-safety <div class="field-deck"> Trailer/Body Builders June 2016 editorial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We would like to be able to tell you that the stories about safety inside our June issue are there in recognition of National Safety Month. But we can’t. The stories are there, not because of a particular month, but because we report what our industry is doing</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/accidentally-recognizing-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/accidentally-recognizing-safety#comments Trailer Output Trailers Trailer Components Trailer Dealers Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:47:00 +0000 53801 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com