Kentucky Trailer Acquires Majority Stake in CEI

Custom trailer and truck body manufacturer Kentucky Trailer announced it has acquired a majority stake in CEI Equipment Co., a provider of aluminum feed transportation equipment.

January 8, 2019
Business, Equipment

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Adds Branch in San Antonio

Mckinney truck and trailer McKinney Trailer Rentals

Mckinney Trailer Rentals has opened a branch location in San Antonio.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Exceptional Demand Builds for Used Trailers

Used trailer market is heating up TT File Photo

The used trailer market is surging. Values are high and inventory is sometimes scarce as buyers look for alternatives to higher-priced new equipment, largely available only after long lead times, industry experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2018
Business, Equipment

Utility Trailer Dealer Opens Iowa Facility

A trailer moves in production at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. A trailer moves through the production process at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced that Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales has opened a new facility in Sioux City, Iowa, 8 miles south of its existing location.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology

Carriers, Suppliers Work to Boost Utilization of Cargo Sensors

Xtra Lease trailer with cargo sensor Xtra Lease started adding cargo sensors to all new trailers in its fleet to help its customers improve utilization. (Xtra Lease)

The use of cargo sensors with trailer tracking is on the rise, suppliers said, while motor carriers work to improve utilization and boost driver satisfaction with the technology.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 2, 2018
Business, Equipment

Brent Yeagy Named CEO of Trailer Maker Wabash National Corp.

Wabash National Corp. refrigerated trailer (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. named Brent Yeagy its president and CEO, succeeding Richard Giromini.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Trailer Orders Continue to Mount, and So Does Pressure on Trailer Makers

Stoughton trailer manufacturing Trailers on the production line at a Stoughton plant. (Stoughton Trailers via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders continued to mount in April, tightening the pressure on trailer makers to secure the components and labor needed to boost production amid the rising cost of materials.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Equipment

November Trailer Orders Clear 42,000 Amid Surging Demand for Dry Vans

Trailers Jupiterimages

U.S. trailer orders jumped 15% in November, climbing past 42,000 and powered by surging demand for dry vans, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

GHG Phase 2 Rule for Trailers Put on Hold

Utility trailer Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted implementation of a provision in Phase 2 of the heavy trucks greenhouse gas rule of 2016, which would have regulated trailer manufacturers for the first time beginning Jan. 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

EPA, TTMA Duel in Court Filings Over GHG Phase 2 Trailer Rules

C.R. England trailer aerodynamics C.R. England

In dueling court filings, Environmental Protection Agency lawyers said they want to postpone the start of a federal appeals court case on the trailer section of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule while trailer makers are eager to see the new rule scrapped.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2017