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 Utility Trailer upbeat as 2017 begins http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-trailer-upbeat-2017-begins <div class="field-deck"> After its second-best year ever, Utility Trailer Mfg remains “fairly optimistic about 2017” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s Craig Bennett discusses reasons for a strong 2016 and expects another one in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-trailer-upbeat-2017-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/utility-trailer-upbeat-2017-begins#comments Trailer Output Trailers Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:56:00 +0000 60021 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>The 4000AE flatbed, introduced during the second half of 2016, is one of the new products Utility brought to the market last year. The combo trailer saves more than 500 pounds in part by replacing steel crossmembers with a new design that uses 3&rdquo; and 4&rdquo; aluminum crossmembers.</p> 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 Getting hitched: more than a coupling http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/getting-hitched-more-coupling <div class="field-deck"> January 2017 editorial </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There’s a special relationship between truck manufacturers and the commercial truck body and trailer industries. Mutually beneficial. Not always loving. In the past, relationship between truck manufacturers and our industry, attention has focused on two areas</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/getting-hitched-more-coupling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/getting-hitched-more-coupling#comments Trailer Output Trailers Trailer Dealers Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:42:00 +0000 59171 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com ABCs of gas metal arc welding http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/abcs-gas-metal-arc-welding <div class="field-deck"> News from NATM workshop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Listing the advantages of gas metal arc welding, selecting the right shielding gas, determining correct wire size, feed speed, and impact on voltage</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/abcs-gas-metal-arc-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/fabrication/abcs-gas-metal-arc-welding#comments Trailer Output Trailers Fabrication Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:35:00 +0000 59381 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Provincial and federal regulators present updates at CTEA town hall http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/provincial-and-federal-regulators-present-updates-ctea-town-hall <div class="field-deck"> New on the regulatory front </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators at the provincial and federal levels reported on truck-related regulations at the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association’s annual Manufacturers Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/provincial-and-federal-regulators-present-updates-ctea-town-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/provincial-and-federal-regulators-present-updates-ctea-town-hall#comments Trailer Output Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:20:00 +0000 59291 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> The slippery slope of NHTSA regulations http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/slippery-slope-nhtsa-regulations <div class="field-deck"> News from NATM workshop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicle safety and regulatory compliance is a critical application for trailer manufacturers when it comes to complying with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requirements, here's why</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/slippery-slope-nhtsa-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailer-output/slippery-slope-nhtsa-regulations#comments Trailer Output Trailers Market Stats Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:11:00 +0000 59371 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