Chassis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en EU commercial vehicle market down slightly in August http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-down-slightly-august <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EU demand for commercial vehicles decreased 0.01% in August after July&rsquo;s upsurge (4%), according to the European Automobile Manufacturers&#39; Association (ACEA).&nbsp;</p> <p>The various segments performed differently, with demand for buses increasing strongly (+17.8%) while registrations of new trucks declined (-2.9%). Among the major markets, Spain and France recorded the highest percentage gains (+20.5% and +14.5% respectively), but the Italian market saw a substantial fall in demand (-22.9%).</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-down-slightly-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/eu-commercial-vehicle-market-down-slightly-august#comments Chassis Market Stats News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:09:00 +0000 64911 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Interest in electric-powered vehicles boosted by GHG 2 regulations http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/interest-electric-powered-vehicles-boosted-ghg-2-regulations <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in the third quarter of this year has been directed to electric power, as noted in the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/interest-electric-powered-vehicles-boosted-ghg-2-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/interest-electric-powered-vehicles-boosted-ghg-2-regulations#comments Chassis News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:08:00 +0000 64831 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Class 8 build plan increases in August: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-build-plan-increases-august-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fifty-nine percent of August&rsquo;s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages.</p> <p>&ldquo;Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,&rdquo; said Tim Denoyer, ACT Research&rsquo;s Vice President and Senior Analyst. &ldquo;For Q1, the August-ending build plan fill was 29%, just ahead of the 27% fill rate average of the past 10 years.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-build-plan-increases-august-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/class-8-build-plan-increases-august-act#comments Chassis News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:03:00 +0000 64821 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Meet the eCanter: Mitsubishi Fuso’s medium-duty electric delivery truck http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/meet-ecanter-mitsubishi-fuso-s-medium-duty-electric-delivery-truck <div class="field-byline"> Cristina Commendatore, Fleet Owner </div> <div class="field-deck"> Called a 'game-changer' for cities looking to reduce emissions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NEW YORK, NY. Construction clanking, sirens from emergency vehicles, and other typical city traffic noise served as the backdrop for Thursday’s global launch of Mitsubishi Fuso’s medium-duty electric delivery truck here in New York City’s East Village.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/meet-ecanter-mitsubishi-fuso-s-medium-duty-electric-delivery-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/truck-bodies/meet-ecanter-mitsubishi-fuso-s-medium-duty-electric-delivery-truck#comments Truck Bodies Chassis News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:18:00 +0000 64761 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>Mitsubishi&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Fuso">Fuso</span>&nbsp;officially launched its all-electric, zero-emission truck, the&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="eCanter">eCanter</span>, to commercial customers during a Sept. 14 event in New York City.</p> Mitsubishi Fuso STEMCO recommends wheel end inspection for flood exposed equipment http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/stemco-recommends-wheel-end-inspection-flood-exposed-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Latest Tech Tip provides detailed instructions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For tractors and trailers that have been exposed to flood waters as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, STEMCO is recommending a complete wheel end inspection—and the heavy-duty components manufacturer is offering detailed instructions on how to complete a wheel end inspection and/or repair.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/stemco-recommends-wheel-end-inspection-flood-exposed-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/stemco-recommends-wheel-end-inspection-flood-exposed-equipment#comments Chassis Equipment & Parts News Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:11:00 +0000 64741 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com 'Smart Equipment' panel to be featured at HDMA's Off-Highway Dialogue http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/smart-equipment-panel-be-featured-hdmas-highway-dialogue <div class="node-body article-body">HDMA has announced its expert technology panel, titled "The Age of Smart Equipment", to be presented during next month's Off-Highway Dialogue in the Quad Cities area.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/smart-equipment-panel-be-featured-hdmas-highway-dialogue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/equipment-parts/smart-equipment-panel-be-featured-hdmas-highway-dialogue#comments Truck Bodies Chassis Equipment & Parts News Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:49:00 +0000 64711 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Reyco Granning AirMaster: Next-gen air control for m-d suspensions http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/reyco-granning-airmaster-next-gen-air-control-m-d-suspensions <div class="node-body article-body">Reyco Granning has introduced the AirMaster, the latest suspension air control system for suspensions in Medium Duty markets</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/reyco-granning-airmaster-next-gen-air-control-m-d-suspensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/reyco-granning-airmaster-next-gen-air-control-m-d-suspensions#comments New to the Market Chassis Equipment & Parts News Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:55:00 +0000 64611 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Reyco Granning AirMaster Cummins electric powertrain: 'Winning' for another 100 years http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/cummins-electric-powertrain-winning-another-100-years <div class="field-deck"> Company diversifies product line, prepares for 'disruptions' in its second century </div> <div class="node-body article-body">COLUMBUS, IN. Even with a centennial celebration upcoming, Cummins Inc. executives are focused on the next 100 years, as company leadership detailed in a series of presentations here August 29. The press event, dubbed “Now It All Changes,” culminated in the unveiling of the AEOS, a Class 7 tractor with full battery electric power.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/cummins-electric-powertrain-winning-another-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/new-market/cummins-electric-powertrain-winning-another-100-years#comments New to the Market Chassis News Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:35:00 +0000 64491 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com CIMC ships replacement intermodal chassis to Houston http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/cimc-ships-replacement-intermodal-chassis-houston <div class="node-body article-body">CIMC Intermodal Equipment is sending up to 600 new 40’ gooseneck chassis to the Houston area this week for immediate replacement requirements due to flooding damage, the company reports.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/cimc-ships-replacement-intermodal-chassis-houston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/cimc-ships-replacement-intermodal-chassis-houston#comments Chassis News Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:42:00 +0000 64461 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Diagnosing J1939 communication errors http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/diagnosing-j1939-communication-errors <div class="field-deck"> Trainer suggests using an oscilloscope over static resistance measurements, which are much slower and unreliable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Experts explain why the latest diagnostic tools are needed to manage and maximize the latest in vehicle electronics systems.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/diagnosing-j1939-communication-errors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/diagnosing-j1939-communication-errors#comments Trailers Chassis Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:28:00 +0000 64561 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>J1939 Type II adapter</p> Synercon Technologies