Trailer Dealers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7351/more en Legislation filed to repeal FET—again http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/legislation-filed-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="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/legislation-filed-repeal-fet-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/legislation-filed-repeal-fet-again#comments Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:39:00 +0000 62831 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Great Dane’s Atlanta Branch Moves to New Facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/great-dane-s-atlanta-branch-moves-new-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Great Dane&rsquo;s Atlanta, Georgia, branch has relocated to a new facility located at 1637 Forest Parkway, near several major highways.</p> <p>The new 25,000-square-foot facility is significantly larger than its predecessor and features an expanded parts showroom and bigger stock yard. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/great-dane-s-atlanta-branch-moves-new-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/great-dane-s-atlanta-branch-moves-new-facility#comments Trailer Dealers News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:33:00 +0000 62491 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Travis Adds Florida Utility Trailers to Dealer Network http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/travis-adds-florida-utility-trailers-dealer-network <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Travis Body &amp; Trailer has added Florida Utility Trailers, Inc. to its network in North America.</p> <p>Florida Utility Trailers has been central and south Florida&#39;s complete semi-trailer dealership for 30 years. The company serves customers from its four locations, in Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa and Miami.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/travis-adds-florida-utility-trailers-dealer-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/travis-adds-florida-utility-trailers-dealer-network#comments Trailers Trailer Dealers News Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:17:00 +0000 62401 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Northeast Great Dane Names New President http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/northeast-great-dane-names-new-president <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Northeast Great Dane (NEGD), a full-service Great Dane dealer, announced that long-time partner John Gendelman has been named president of the company. Tom Leuner, former president of NEGD, will assume the role of CEO. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;John has been an integral part of NEGD&rsquo;s success for 40 years,&rdquo; said Leuner. &ldquo;He is not only a business partner but a dear friend and I look forward to seeing him continue to help the company prosper in his new role as president.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/northeast-great-dane-names-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/northeast-great-dane-names-new-president#comments Trailer Dealers News Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:19:00 +0000 62341 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Craftsmen Utility Trailer completes renovation http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/craftsmen-utility-trailer-completes-renovation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Craftsmen Utility Trailer has expanded and completely renovated its Sikeston, Missouri, dealer location.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Our Sikeston facility was 25 years old and was in need of a facelift,&rdquo; said Lou Helmsing, president of Craftsmen Utility Trailer. &ldquo;In addition, our business has grown tremendously during those years, so the remodel and expansion were needed to better serve our customers and make our employees more efficient.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/craftsmen-utility-trailer-completes-renovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/craftsmen-utility-trailer-completes-renovation#comments Trailer Dealers News Thu, 11 May 2017 21:56:00 +0000 61831 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Truck Equipment named new dealer for East Mfg http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/truck-equipment-named-new-dealer-east-mfg <div class="node-body article-body"><p>East Manufacturing has chosen Truck Equipment Inc. (TEI) as its newest authorized East dealer.</p> <p>TEI will offer the full line of East trailers including flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers in addition to parts and service. Its dump line includes aluminum frame and frameless dump trailers as well as steel trailers and aluminum truck bodies.</p> <p>Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., TEI is owned and operated by the Schroeder family and has been in business since 1959.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/truck-equipment-named-new-dealer-east-mfg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/truck-equipment-named-new-dealer-east-mfg#comments Trailers Trailer Dealers News Thu, 11 May 2017 14:12:00 +0000 61801 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com How the shipping model of e-commerce is impacting truck body and trailer manufacturers http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/how-shipping-model-e-commerce-impacting-truck-body-and-trailer-manufacturers <div class="field-deck"> “Amazon effect” of fast, free shipping re-routes truck body/trailer builders’ thinking </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read what truck body and trailer manufacturers have to say and what to consider to meet the needs of customers in an era of fast and free shipping.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/how-shipping-model-e-commerce-impacting-truck-body-and-trailer-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/how-shipping-model-e-commerce-impacting-truck-body-and-trailer-manufacturers#comments Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters Fri, 05 May 2017 20:03:00 +0000 61461 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>The growth of e-commerce is affecting trucks and trailers. Here&rsquo;s one way: this new Wabash van can be equipped with logistics tracks virtually anywhere the customer needs them. Cargo control becomes more important as loose boxes take the place of palletized cargo.</p> One hundred years running, Overseas Hardwoods Co has sawed a secure niche as a force in flooring http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/one-hundred-years-running-overseas-hardwoods-co-has-sawed-secure-niche-force-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="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/one-hundred-years-running-overseas-hardwoods-co-has-sawed-secure-niche-force-flooring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/one-hundred-years-running-overseas-hardwoods-co-has-sawed-secure-niche-force-flooring#comments Trailer Output Trailer Components Trailer Dealers Fri, 05 May 2017 17:24:00 +0000 61611 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <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> Photos: NTEA Work Truck Show 2017 highlights http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/photos-ntea-work-truck-show-2017-highlights <div class="node-body gallery-body">Photos: NTEA Work Truck Show 2017 highlights of the latest innovations in truck and equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/photos-ntea-work-truck-show-2017-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/photos-ntea-work-truck-show-2017-highlights#comments Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Truck Equipment Tue, 02 May 2017 16:39:00 +0000 61451 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Shop of the Future http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/shop-future <div class="field-deck"> Truck equipment distributors and industry experts see dramatic changes in technology contributing to improvements in efficiency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Truck equipment distributors and industry experts weigh in with their concepts of a dramatically different future with massive shop technology</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/shop-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/distributors-upfitters/shop-future#comments Trailer Dealers Distributors, Upfitters Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:07:00 +0000 60741 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com