Trailers en Wabash’s Operating Income Provides Second-Best Q1 Ever <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="" target="_blank">Wabash National Corporation</a> (NYSE:WNC) reported operating income of $30.3 million that represents the second-strongest first quarter in company history.&nbsp;Wabash also increased full-year guidance for trailer shipments from 52,000 to 56,000.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:49:00 +0000 61321 at Additional Build Days Boost March Trailer Production: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year, according to ACT.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement came from a 94 upd sequential jump in the build rate,&rdquo; said Frank Maly, Director&ndash;CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. &ldquo;Even with that surge, it appears that the industry&rsquo;s additional production capacity is still not being fully utilized.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:46:00 +0000 61311 at Wabash Buys Shuttered Boat Factory in Minnesota <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant in Little Falls, Minn., and says it will invest $11 million to renovate and equip the plant on a vast 53-acre site on the Mississippi River, with plenty of room for expansion, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.</p> <p>Wabash has pledged to employ 70 by 2019 and 100 or more within five years. Workers will make the company&rsquo;s next-generation molded structural composite interiors for refrigerated and other trailers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:58:00 +0000 61281 at Photos: TTMA conventions, the early 2010s <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">In celebration of TTMA&rsquo;s 75</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;anniversary, Trailer/Body Builders is having a &ldquo;reminiscing&rdquo; photo gallery. New &ldquo;old&rdquo; pictures of past&nbsp;</span>TTMA<span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;conventions will be posted. Join us down memory lane as new pictures will be added in future weeks.</span></p> </div> Trailers Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:43:00 +0000 61061 at Final Trailer Orders in March Increase 50% from Last Year: FTR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR reports final March net trailer orders at 20,500 units, down 20% m/m but up 50% versus a year ago.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dropoff from February for both dry and refrigerated vans is simply due to the start of a typical seasonal decline for trailer orders, and the strong year over year comparison reflecting a positive trailer order environment.&nbsp; Softening backlogs are also consistent with normal market conditions; production for March was robust.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:21:00 +0000 61151 at Preliminary Trailer Orders Up for Fourth Straight Month: ACT <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ACT&rsquo;s preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is 21,500 units, a 45% increase over the same period a year ago and the fourth straight month with an increase.</p> <p>Final March volume will be available later this month.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:20:00 +0000 61141 at East European Trailer Market Grows 5.1% in 2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The East European trailer market grew by over 5.1% in 2016 and further growth is forecast for 2017, according to consulting group CLEAR International.</p> <p>The economic forecast for Eastern Europe is for stronger GDP and investment growth in 2017, which will result in recovering levels of trade and more demand for road transport.&nbsp; However, a cyclical slowdown affecting the whole region will lead to a fall in trailer demand in 2018 before growth resumes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Market Stats News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:16:00 +0000 61111 at Felling Trailers Earns ISO 9001 Certification <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Felling Trailers Inc., a manufacturer of <a href="" target="_blank">industrial and commercial trailers</a>, has recently received ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System for its Sauk Centre, MN and Litchfield, MN operations.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:15:00 +0000 61101 at Stoughton Purchases Land in Brodhead to Expand <div class="node-body article-body"><p>STI Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiary, <a href="">Stoughton Trailers, LLC</a>, recently purchased 17 acres of vacant land in the city of Brodhead, WI, directly across for its main manufacturing facility.</p> <p>Bob Wahlin, Stoughton&rsquo;s president and CEO, said in a statement that the company plans to use the land to support its current manufacturing operations in Brodhead, which employs 100 workers and builds trailer for the over-the-road trucking market.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:14:00 +0000 61091 at Great Dane Adds Ohio Trailer Repair as AdvantEDGE Service Provider <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ohio Trailer Repair, Inc. has signed on as the newest authorized service provider for Great Dane&#39;s Advant<em>EDGE</em> National Aftermarket Parts &amp; Service program. Ohio Trailer Repair is a full-service trailer repair shop located in Walton Hills, Ohio, just southeast of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:01:00 +0000 61071 at