Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Lowest for Any February Since 2009

Trailer being made at Great Dane A trailer body in production at a Great Dane manufacturing plant. (Great Dane via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders in February weakened to land below 13,000 as the coronavirus threatened to erode demand further, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Group Completes Acquisition in Texas

American Trailer Rental Group announced it completed the acquisition of Dallas-based Advantage Trailer Leasing, with operations across Texas in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Longview.

March 2, 2020
Business, Equipment

Mckinney Rentals Opens New Division to Sell Trailers

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Mckinney Trailer Rentals

Mckinney Trailer Rentals is expanding its operation into trailer sales, the company announced Feb. 27.

February 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

Wabash Reports Mixed Q4 Results, Record 2019 Revenue

Wabash workers Workers on the Wabash assembly line in Cadiz, Ky. (Wabash National via YouTube)

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. reported higher fourth-quarter net income and lower revenue, although full-year revenue set a record.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2020
Business, Equipment

Talbert Offers Modular Trailer Design

talbert trailer 65SA by Talbert Manufacturing

Heavy-haul trailer maker Talbert Manufacturing introduced its 65SA modular trailer that incorporates multiple axle configurations, based on customer requirements, for optimum versatility and regulatory compliance.

January 31, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Tractor-Trailers at a Tipping Point

tractor to trailer connections Tractor-to-trailer air and electrical connections.(Technology & Maintenance Council)

As the trucking industry and government regulators both seek to take advantage of productivity, safety and maintenance-enhancing opportunities presented by technology, are we about to encounter a wave that cannot be met with the existing tractor-trailer power and communications architecture?

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 24, 2020
Business, Equipment

Optronics Acquires USA Harness

Commercial vehicle LED lighting supplier Optronics International has completed its acquisition of Texas-based USA Harness Inc., which sells trailer harnesses and electronic control systems.

January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trailer Manufacturers Can Proceed With Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Suit

Stoughton Trailer factory Stoughton Trailers via YouTube

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has lifted a stay of a Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association lawsuit seeking to block a Phase 2 greenhouse gas-emissions rule provision that would for the first time regulate trailers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Trailer Manufacturers Motion to Proceed With Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Suit

A Hyundai Translead manufacturing plant A Hyundai Translead manufacturing plant. (Hyundai)

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association has asked that an appeals court lift a suspension so the association can move forward with its lawsuit seeking to block a Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule provision that would for the first time regulate trailers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

CARB Suspends Imminent GHG Rule for Trailers

TEC Equipment store in Stockton, Calif. TEC Equipment store in Stockton, Calif. (TEC Equipment)

The California Air Resources Board announced Dec. 3 it was suspending enforcement for at least two years of its greenhouse gas (GHG) trailer standards, which had been set to go into effect Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 4, 2019