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Watch: Buying used trailers

Throughout last year, the trailer market was hitting record-setting levels, and many fleets found themselves on long waiting lists for new equipment. With that being the case, and with backlogs still fairly substantial, many fleets have turned to used trailers for their equipment needs.

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U.S. trailer orders easing, production remains robust, ACT Research says

Trailer industry net orders have eased since November 2018, but order weakness is not indicative of fleets’ unwillingness to invest, ACT Research reports.

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WABCO automatic slack adjuster now standard on Stoughton Trailers

WABCO Holdings has been selected by Stoughton Trailers, LLC to be the standard supplier for automatic slack adjusters effective April 2019.

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Great Dane recognizes supply partners for support, commitment

Great Dane has recognized two of its supply partners with service awards for their outstanding support and commitment to the company.

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Trailer rightsizing: Increase productivity with the right operational mix

Fleet rightsizing — it’s a task that most fleet managers have had to wrestle with over the past few years. How many trucks are too many and how many are not enough? It’s the classic Goldilocks problem of finding the fleet size that is “just right.” For many fleet managers, the concept of rightsizing first

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Trailer orders continue to drop in March

According to the latest reports from both ACT Research and FTR, trailer orders continued to fall in the month of March.

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Thermo King, Chanje design all-electric van for last-mile refrigerated deliveries

Thermo King has partnered with Chanje, a company that creates sustainable solutions to improve the last-mile industry, to create a fully integrated refrigerated version of its V8100 all-electric last-mile delivery van.

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TBC Brands introduces Trailer King RST tire

TBC Brands has introduced the Trailer King RST Tire. The ST radial tire is Trailer King’s latest ST tire built for modern trailer applications.

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Fontaine Heavy-Haul develops new Magnitude 55L trailer

This lowbed trailer handles 55 tons in 13 ft., the company says, has a 26-ft. clear deck length, and a loaded deck height of 18 in. with 6 in. of ground clearance.

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March trailer orders lowest in nearly three years

Trailer orders in March were down, according to both ACT Research and FTR. ACT Research Co.’s preliminary estimate for March 2019 net trailer orders is 15,600 units. Net orders dropped 35% from February and were approximately 48% below a year ago. “Although current backlogs consume the majority of available build slots this year, particularly in

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Magnum Trailer & Equipment introduces new moose bumper for Kenworth W990L

Magnum Trailer & Equipment Inc. has introduced the Texas Titan Four Post Moose Bumper built for the Kenworth W990L. The bumper uses 6061-T6 aluminum tubing with an 18.5-in. extruded beam reinforced with 3/16-in. stiffeners. It bolts on to the front of a truck with a steel mount assembly to support the front facing aluminum guard.

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Carrier Transicold of Detroit, RETO named Dealer of the Year by Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold of Detroit and Refrigeración Especializada para el Transporte de Occidente (RETO) were named dealers of the year for North America and Latin America, respectively, at the annual meeting of Carrier Transicold’s Truck/Trailer/Rail Americas dealers. Carrier Transicold recognized the 2018 performance by its North America and Latin America dealers, reflected in a record 149

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