Trailer Output http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7352/more en 2016 Trailer Production Figures Table http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/2016-trailer-production-figures-table <div class="field-deck"> Top 25 Trailer production companies for 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This is part of the North American Trailer Output Report published each year in the February issue of Trailer/Body Builders.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/2016-trailer-production-figures-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/2016-trailer-production-figures-table#comments Trailer Output Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:27:00 +0000 60251 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Top-25 Trailer Output Build Off 5.2% http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/top-25-trailer-output-build-52 <div class="field-deck"> Trailer Output Report 2016 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though not in the record books, 2016 trailer production rolled along impressively. Trailer output decelerated only slightly from 2015’s record pace, plus</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/top-25-trailer-output-build-52" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/top-25-trailer-output-build-52#comments Trailer Output Trailers Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:12:00 +0000 60011 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>Refrigerated trailers were one of the industry&rsquo;s bright spots in 2016. Reefers posted gains over 2015, a record year for trailer manufacturing as a whole.</p> Not much of a hangover http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/not-much-hangover <div class="field-deck"> February 2017 editorial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over the course of the past 50 years, trailer manufacturers have set production records seven times. But six of those seven years have followed immediately by drops.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/not-much-hangover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/not-much-hangover#comments Trailer Output Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:53:00 +0000 60001 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com GM forms partnerships to produce a smarter experience, because the trailer shouldn’t be viewed as a mystery black box http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/gm-forms-partnerships-produce-smarter-experience-because-trailer-shouldn-t-be-viewed- <div class="field-deck"> News from NATM workshop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM forms partnerships with NATM and RVIA, tested trucks and trailers together, and developed focus areas for future products to make it a smarter experience and provide more safety and</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/gm-forms-partnerships-produce-smarter-experience-because-trailer-shouldn-t-be-viewed-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/gm-forms-partnerships-produce-smarter-experience-because-trailer-shouldn-t-be-viewed-#comments Trailer Output Trailers Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:43:00 +0000 59361 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Canadian Transportation Equipment Association presents news from both sides of the border at annual Manufacturers Conference in Vancouver http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/canadian-transportation-equipment-association-presents-news-both-sides-border-annual-manufa <div class="field-deck"> CTEA 2016 Coverage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Face time with government officials, analysis of trailer aerodynamics, and a forum on trailer manufacturing were among the topics addressed at the 53rd annual Canadian Transportation Equipment Association.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/canadian-transportation-equipment-association-presents-news-both-sides-border-annual-manufa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/canadian-transportation-equipment-association-presents-news-both-sides-border-annual-manufa#comments Trailer Output Trailers Truck Bodies Trailer Dealers Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:22:00 +0000 59201 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Vanguard National seeks geographic leverage with new dry van plant http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/vanguard-national-seeks-geographic-leverage-new-dry-van-plant <div class="field-deck"> Highly automated plant in in Georgia provides trailer manufacturer with a stronger national reach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second decade of building van trailers in Monon, Indiana, the company decided that the trailer market in the United States is far too big to be served from one trailer manufacturing plant. </div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/vanguard-national-seeks-geographic-leverage-new-dry-van-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/vanguard-national-seeks-geographic-leverage-new-dry-van-plant#comments Trailer Output Trailers Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:16:00 +0000 58621 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>Vanguard National dealers and suppliers tour Vanguard&rsquo;s new 360,000-sq-ft dry-freight van plant in Trenton GA as part of a grand opening held November 3.</p> Trailer builds ‘surprisingly strong’ http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/trailer-builds-surprisingly-strong <div class="field-deck"> But Starks believes that with orders noticeably lower, builds will come down early in 2017, particularly in dry vans and reefers - NTDA 2016 Convention highlights </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trailer build numbers continue to be “surprisingly strong” despite declining orders, but FTR chairman/CEO Eric Starks believes builds will ease back over the next several quarters</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/trailer-builds-surprisingly-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-dealers/trailer-builds-surprisingly-strong#comments Trailer Output Trailer Dealers Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:17:00 +0000 57911 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Net Trailer Orders Post Solid Sequential Gain in October: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/net-trailer-orders-post-solid-sequential-gain-october-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT&rsquo;s preliminary estimate for U.S. net trailer orders for October is 21,050 units&mdash;a sequential gain of over 60% for the month. Final October volumes will be available later this month.</p> <p>&ldquo;Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in October, following a disappointing September,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, ACT&rsquo;s Director CV Transportation Analysis &amp; Research.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/net-trailer-orders-post-solid-sequential-gain-october-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/net-trailer-orders-post-solid-sequential-gain-october-act#comments Trailer Output Market Stats News Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:39:00 +0000 57431 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Net Trailer Orders at 12,993 in September: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/net-trailer-orders-12993-september-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New and net trailer orders significantly disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally anticipated double-digit gain. Net orders posted were 12,993, marking the lowest volume since August 2010, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).</p> <p>&ldquo;September&rsquo;s weakness is further indication of fleet reticence toward equipment investment,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, Director&ndash;CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/net-trailer-orders-12993-september-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/net-trailer-orders-12993-september-act#comments Trailer Output Trailers News Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:16:00 +0000 56811 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Stoughton Trailers’ new air cleaning system has not only reduced weld smoke, but resulted in energy savings http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/stoughton-trailers-new-air-cleaning-system-has-not-only-reduced-weld-smoke-resulted-ener <div class="field-deck"> Stoughton likes the air up there </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stoughton Trailers wanted to improve the working conditions at its 450,000-square-foot main manufacturing facility in Stoughton, Wisconsin, by reducing the amount of weld smoke that was in the air....“We’re thrilled about the many positive effects the new RoboVent system</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/stoughton-trailers-new-air-cleaning-system-has-not-only-reduced-weld-smoke-resulted-ener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/stoughton-trailers-new-air-cleaning-system-has-not-only-reduced-weld-smoke-resulted-ener#comments Trailer Output Trailers Fabrication Mon, 05 Sep 2016 18:58:00 +0000 55471 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>The RoboVent system installed at Stoughton&rsquo;s main manufacturing facility has drastically reduced fumes, dust, and smoke that welding produces, and has even resulted in a reduction in energy costs.</p>