Chassis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en EU Commercial Vehicle Market Increases 10% in March http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-10-march-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In March, EU commercial vehicle registrations increased 10%, totaling 266,902 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).</p> <p>This strong result is mainly due to Easter falling in March last year and in April this year. Demand was sustained by all segments and across most of the major EU markets. Spain (+24.3%), Germany (+17.3%), Italy (+17.0%) and France (+13.7%) all posted double-digit percentage gains, although registrations declined slightly in the United Kingdom (-1.3%).</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-10-march-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-increases-10-march-0#comments Chassis Market Stats News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:26:00 +0000 61331 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com NG Class 8 Retail Sales Off to Booming Start http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ng-class-8-retail-sales-booming-start <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy-duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas &amp; Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today by ACT Research.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ng-class-8-retail-sales-booming-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ng-class-8-retail-sales-booming-start#comments Chassis News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:04:00 +0000 61301 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Navistar Introduces New Class 8 RH Series http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-introduces-new-class-8-rh-series <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.navistar.com/">Navistar</a> is introducing a new regional haul Class 8 tractor this week: the International RH Series, which will be spec&rsquo;d with the OEM&rsquo;s new 12.4-liter A26 engine &ndash; <a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/uptime-uptime-uptime-international-truck-launches-a26-engine">unveiled back in March</a> &ndash; as its standard power plant.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-introduces-new-class-8-rh-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-introduces-new-class-8-rh-series#comments Chassis News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:22:00 +0000 61261 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Mack’s Proprietary 16,000-pound Front Axle Now Available for Order http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-s-proprietary-16000-pound-front-axle-now-available-order <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mack Trucks&rsquo; proprietary 16,000-pound front axle is now available for order on the Mack Pinnacle Axle Back and Axle Forward models.</p> <p>Built to bear the heavier loads commonly found in Canada, the 16,000-pound Mack FXL front axle enables carriers to transport more cargo, improving productivity and efficiency. &nbsp;It is also available in the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-s-proprietary-16000-pound-front-axle-now-available-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/mack-s-proprietary-16000-pound-front-axle-now-available-order#comments Chassis News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:47:00 +0000 61241 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Volvo’s New VNR Model Designed for Regional Haul http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-s-new-vnr-model-designed-regional-haul <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Volvo Trucks North America unveiled the new <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.volvotrucks.us_trucks_vnr_&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=WEa523j9oXFddpoygX1PqNHuYsfOddm1HxUDgbotGLs&amp;m=bfwSerHsIZvErsJIwHmSLIeobD_DPRNbnoqfD3sO-8U&amp;s=w2fHOEZQlmT9OduOrhCUOytEMQeURNT-2Kvy8rN5BLo&amp;e=">Volvo VNR model</a>, a versatile regional haul tractor designed and developed for the modern professional truck driver and the rapidly evolving demands of goods delivery.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-s-new-vnr-model-designed-regional-haul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/volvo-s-new-vnr-model-designed-regional-haul#comments Chassis News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:43:00 +0000 61231 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com XL Hybrids Receives CARB Executive Order for Ford Transit Conversions http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/xl-hybrids-receives-carb-executive-order-ford-transit-conversions <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XL Hybrids</a> announced it received a <a href="https://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm" target="_blank">California Air Resources Board Executive Order</a> (CARB EO) allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered <a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent" target="_blank" title="Keyword link list">Ford</a> Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons to be upgraded with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/xl-hybrids-receives-carb-executive-order-ford-transit-conversions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/xl-hybrids-receives-carb-executive-order-ford-transit-conversions#comments Chassis News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:34:00 +0000 61211 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Manufacturing Groups Ask Trump to Raise Truck Weights http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/manufacturing-groups-ask-trump-raise-truck-weights <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Increasing federal truck size-and-weight limits and granting more exemptions from the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-unveils-final-eld-rule">electronic logging device</a> (ELD) mandate were among the recommendations manufacturing groups sent to the Trump administration.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/manufacturing-groups-ask-trump-raise-truck-weights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/manufacturing-groups-ask-trump-raise-truck-weights#comments Chassis News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:33:00 +0000 61201 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia Receives Platinum Support Certification http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/thomas-bus-sales-georgia-receives-platinum-support-certification <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia in Jefferson, Georgia, was certified Platinum Support by Thomas Built Buses on April 1, during the annual Thomas Built Bus Dealer Meeting in Dallas, Texas.</p> <p>This marks the first Peach State Truck Centers location to receive the accolade that sets a standard for Thomas Bus dealerships across the country. In addition its Platinum Certification, Thomas Bus Sales of Georgia received the following awards at the meeting:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Ray Durden &ndash; Eagles Nest &ndash; Highest award available for Bus Sales</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/thomas-bus-sales-georgia-receives-platinum-support-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/thomas-bus-sales-georgia-receives-platinum-support-certification#comments Chassis News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:23:00 +0000 61161 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Medium and Heavy Truck Sales Down 5% in March http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march <div class="field-byline"> By Rick Weber </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Medium and heavy truck sales were down 5% in March over the same period a year ago and up 21% from the previous month, according to figures compiled by <a href="http://wardsauto.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Wards Communications</strong></a>.</p> <p>Dealers sold 62,631 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, down from March 2016 (65,740) and up from February 2017 (51,834).</p> <p>Compared with March 2016, Class 8 trucks were down 26% (14,793, compared to 20,034). Class 7 sales were 4,940, down 4% from 5,126.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/medium-and-heavy-truck-sales-down-5-march#comments Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:45:00 +0000 61121 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Preliminary Class 5-8 Orders Reach 16-Month High in March: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-reach-16-month-high-march-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for March indicate industry net orders rose to a 16-month high at 47,300 units&mdash;a 19% improvement compared to last March.</p> <p>North American Class 8 net orders fell 100 units from February to 23,100 units. With a nominal, but positive, seasonal factor, adjustment boosts the month&rsquo;s order intake to 23,400 units, an increase of 2% from February&rsquo;s adjusted total.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-reach-16-month-high-march-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-reach-16-month-high-march-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:40:00 +0000 60991 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com