Chassis http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en Schneider expands in Southwest with new Phoenix facility http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/schneider-expands-southwest-new-phoenix-facility <div class="node-body article-body">Truck transportation giant Schneider is set to open a new facility in Phoenix on Wednesday, responding to industry demand by significantly investing in the growing Southwest region—to say nothing of expanding the Schneider footprint in the backyard of some its its biggest competitors.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/schneider-expands-southwest-new-phoenix-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/trailers/schneider-expands-southwest-new-phoenix-facility#comments Trailers Chassis News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:47:00 +0000 62791 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Schneider Spartan opens new 'flexible' plant, launches Isuzu Class 6 truck http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/spartan-opens-new-flexible-plant-launches-isuzu-class-6-truck <div class="node-body article-body">Chassis manufacturer Spartan Specialty Vehicle on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, MI. The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the all-new 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck.</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/spartan-opens-new-flexible-plant-launches-isuzu-class-6-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/spartan-opens-new-flexible-plant-launches-isuzu-class-6-truck#comments Chassis News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:43:00 +0000 62551 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com <p>Daryl Adams, president and CEO, Spartan Motors, speaks with Isuzu F-Series production team members at the grand opening of its flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, MI.</p> Spartan Motors Navistar Defense Awarded $18 Million U.S. Army Contract http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-defense-awarded-18-million-us-army-contract <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="https://www.navistardefense.com/NavistarDefense/">Navistar Defense</a>&nbsp;LLC announced it received an $18.8 million contract from the U.S. Army.</p> <p>The foreign sales contract is for 115 International&nbsp;7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to be used in Iraq.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-defense-awarded-18-million-us-army-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-defense-awarded-18-million-us-army-contract#comments Chassis News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:25:00 +0000 62511 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Legacy EGR Issues Coming to An End: Navistar http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/legacy-egr-issues-coming-end-navistar <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An industry-wide surplus of used trucks in the U.S. is driving down the &ldquo;price gap&rdquo; between domestic and export valuations, which is spurring <a href="http://www.navistar.com/" target="_blank">Navistar</a> to shift sales of its bulging 7,000-unit inventory of trucks equipped with its discontinued MaxxForce 13-liter exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) only engine overseas.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/legacy-egr-issues-coming-end-navistar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/legacy-egr-issues-coming-end-navistar#comments Chassis News Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:31:00 +0000 62471 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Ocado Trialing Driverless Vans in the UK http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ocado-trialing-driverless-vans-uk <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Online supermarket Ocado is starting trial deliveries in the UK with driverless vans in conjunction with technology firm Oxbotica, according to CV News by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).</p> <p>The company believes that the self-driving vans may improve safety and increase the speed of the more than 170,000 grocery deliveries per week. During trials, humans will remain in the vans to help carry shopping to the door and take control of the vehicle in an emergency.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ocado-trialing-driverless-vans-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/ocado-trialing-driverless-vans-uk#comments Chassis News Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:13:00 +0000 62441 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Navistar Posts Net Loss of $80 Million in Q2 http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-posts-net-loss-80-million-q2 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced a second-quarter 2017 net loss of $80 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, compared to a second quarter 2016 net income of $4 million, or $0.05 per diluted share.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-posts-net-loss-80-million-q2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/navistar-posts-net-loss-80-million-q2#comments Chassis News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:40:00 +0000 62411 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com New Heavy-Duty Axle from International Truck http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/new-heavy-duty-axle-international-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.internationaltrucks.com/" target="_blank">International Truck</a> announced the availability of the <a href="https://www.fabcoautomotive.com/" target="_blank">heavy-duty Fabco FSD-20K axle</a> option on the International WorkStar models. The International WorkStar 7400 and 7500 models will feature the Fabco FSD-20K right-hand offset axle as a new option.</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/new-heavy-duty-axle-international-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/new-heavy-duty-axle-international-truck#comments Chassis News Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:16:00 +0000 62391 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com GM rolls out V2V technology http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gm-rolls-out-v2v-technology <div class="field-deck"> It uses a special modified version of WiFi and GPS on dedicated 4.9GHz frequency to help reduce or mitigate crashes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GM launched its V2V technology in February, becoming the first company to do so in the US. It’s got a lot of potential to ultimately enhance other features and help safety by vehicles literally talking to each other</div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gm-rolls-out-v2v-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/gm-rolls-out-v2v-technology#comments Chassis Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:32:00 +0000 62241 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Preliminary Class 8 Orders Fall to 16,300 Units in May: FTR http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-8-orders-fall-16300-units-may-ftr <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Preliminary Class 8 net orders for May were 16,300 units, retreating after a long, steady streak that had begun in October 2016, according to FTR.</p> <p>May order activity was below expectations, falling 31% under April.&nbsp; In spite of this slowdown, Class 8 orders for May 2017 were up 29% y/y.&nbsp; Every OEM, save one, suffered declines in orders to varying degrees for the month.&nbsp; The drop was not totally surprising, as fleets had been placing strong orders for the last several months for second half delivery.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-8-orders-fall-16300-units-may-ftr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-8-orders-fall-16300-units-may-ftr#comments Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:22:00 +0000 62361 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com Preliminary Class 5-8 Orders Show Sequential Decline: ACT http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-show-sequential-decline-act <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For the second straight month in May&rsquo;s preliminary net order reading, North American Class 5-8 net orders experienced a sequential decline. Orders fell 11% from April to 38,100 units.</p> <p>&ldquo;Differentiating May from April is the fact that all of the month-over-month decline in May resulted from a dramatic slowing in heavy duty order intake,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, Vice President at ACT Research. &ldquo;Despite the month-over-month decline, May&rsquo;s combined HD and MD volume bested May 2016 by 20%.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-show-sequential-decline-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/chassis/preliminary-class-5-8-orders-show-sequential-decline-act#comments Chassis Market Stats News Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:20:00 +0000 62351 at http://trailer-bodybuilders.com