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Fultra promotes chief procurement officer

Before taking this leadership position at its parent company, Kinsley spent over 12 years as the vice president of materials at East Mfg.

East introduces new flatbed floor, tie down system

East says the new design results in a 10% increase in strength under a distributed load and 30% increase under a concentrated load.

East launches its Horizon Round Bottom Trailer

East Manufacturing, manufacturer of aluminum flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers as well as steel dump trailers and aluminum truck bodies, is has launched its new Round Bottom Trailer, Horizon, designed with the needs of aggregate, sand and gravel as well as agriculture loads in mind. The Horizon maximizes payload by incorporating lighter weight

M&K Truck Centers awarded East Manufacturing trailer line in Detroit market

M&K Truck Centers has announced an expanded partnership with East Manufacturing in the Detroit, Michigan area. East has awarded M&K’s Romulus location with the dealership for the Detroit market, effective immediately. M&K will provide the Detroit area with new trailer sales, parts and service of East dump, flatbed, drop deck and refuse trailers. M&K has

East customizes rendering trailers for specific applications

East Manufacturing has announced that it now customizes rendering trailers to meet the specific needs of an application. Rendering trailers are used to haul meat and poultry byproducts that are inedible by people. Rendering reclaims about 99% of the unwanted meat, bone and fat, and transforms it into ingredients for products that include soaps, paints,

East Manufacturing introduces Truck-Lite Road Ready as optional feature

East Manufacturing’s Road Ready trailer telematics system is now an optional feature available on all East flatbed, dump and refuse trailers.

East Manufacturing makes aluminum air tanks standard

East Manufacturing has made its aluminum air tank as standard on all trailer types and models. According to the company, this was done in an effort to reduce the weight of its trailers. Made with less corrosive and lighter material than the steel air tank, the aluminum air tank weighs 13.8 lbs., 10.7 lbs. less

Buying used trailers: Flatbeds, unique trailer applications

Adding a used vocational trailer such as a flatbed, drop deck or dump trailers to your fleet requires different considerations compared with dry vans. “The most important thing for fleet managers is that they take the time required to do the due diligence when purchasing any piece of used equipment,” stressed Mark Sabol, director of

East Manufacturing offers special trailer packages for 50th anniversary

East Manufacturing is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and in honor of that milestone, will be offering several Special 50th Anniversary Trailer Packages. The flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse special trailer packages include gold East nameplates along with mud flaps with the 50th Anniversary logo. In addition, gold anodized flat hook tie downs

Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness now standard on East flatbed trailers

East Manufacturing has announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers, starting Feb. 1. The Truck-Lite 99 Series has been designed as a closed system by integrating a molded plug with two sealing surfaces, rather than just one. This

Truck-Lite harness system to be standard on East flatbed trailers

Truck-Lite Co. has announced that its 99 Series harness system will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMXTM and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers, starting in the first quarter of 2018. The Truck-Lite 99 Series has been designed as a closed system by integrating a molded plug with two sealing surfaces, rather than just

East Manufacturing introduces new Lightweight Tipper Trailer

East Manufacturing has introduced its new Lightweight Tipper Trailer, which the company says is designed to maximize payload and still provide the strength to handle the stresses of hauling refuse in harsh conditions. East has reengineered the Tipper trailer to increase payload by removing 1,200 lbs. of excess weight in the fifth wheel plate area, from the