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Trailer orders: 2018 closes as best-ever year for sales; orders dip in December

According to preliminary numbers from both FTR and ACT Research, 2018 became the all-time best-selling year for trailer orders. Orders did dip in December after several successful months, both companies found. FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for December at 28,000 units, a 38% drop from November and 39% below a year ago. Trailer order activity

Watch: Let’s talk trailer tracking

With the plethora of trailer tracking software now available, you may be wondering what this technology can do for your fleet. The answer is, to an extent: whatever you need it to. Depending on what you are looking for, trailer tracking can be limited to the location of your trailers or go as far as

Wabash National Corp. facilities earn ISO 14001:2015 certification standard for environmental management

Wabash National Corp., industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and liquid transportation systems, has received certification to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard from the prior ISO 14001:2004 standard at five manufacturing operations. The ISO 14001:2015 standard provides organizations with the elements of an effective environmental management system that can be integrated with other

Trailer orders continue to set records in November

ACT Research’s final numbers for November 2018 net trailer orders is 45,000 units, up 101% year-over-year. “Trailer orders continued to set records in November. Led by dry vans, OEMs saw the highest November order volume in history. Dry van volume has been a consistent influence in the market; September, October, and November ranking as the

Utility introduces new aerodynamic device

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has introduced the Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT). When paired with low rolling resistant tires and configured on a Utility dry van or reefer, the combination of the Utility-designed Aerodynamic Tail and Side Skirt are designed to reduce fuel use and aerodynamic drag, the company says. The Utility Aerodynamic Tail was engineered

Meritor announces standard position supply agreement with Wabash National

Meritor, Inc. and Wabash National Corp. have signed an agreement for various Meritor products to be standard on Wabash’s dry and refrigerated van trailer products. The three-year agreement takes effect Jan. 1, and positions Meritor’s loose axles as standard equipment; the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) as the preferred automatic tire inflation system; and Meritor

Talbert introduces flexible heavy-haul trailer

Talbert Manufacturing has introduced the 60CC/55SA-LD trailer for heavy-haul applications. The trailer pairs with Talbert’s optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension, allowing for 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration or a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration. While maintaining a 60-ton rating at half the deck length, the 60CC/55SA-LD offers a 6-in. ground clearance

Nu-Line introduces side guards for straight trucks

Canadian spray suppression company Nu-Line has introduced a new side guard for straight trucks. The Nu-Line side guard provides an additional protection barrier in the event of a side collision for trucks that work in close proximity to pedestrians and cyclists. A growing number of municipalities are adopting the requirement for their trucks, as well

Fighting moisture intrusion in refrigerated trailers

“Moisture intrusion in refrigerated trailers impacts thermal performance through the degradation of insulating foam quality, increases in thermal conductivity and potential weight gain,” says Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers. “Outgassing, in particular, causes moisture intrusion into foam cells, degrading the insulation’s value and leading to as much as a 30%

Morgan opens new truck body manufacturing facility in Connecticut

Morgan Truck Body, LLC, recently opened a new 175,000 sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Plainfield, Conn. According to the company, Morgan’s new Connecticut facility is capable of supporting production of over 3,000 dry freight and refrigerated (reefer) truck bodies annually and is expected to employ approximately 140 team members. The manufacturing facility is Morgan’s 13th in

Trailer orders continue strong performance in October

Trailer orders continued their strong showings this year in October, coming in at just under September’s record-setting number, according to the data from both ACT Research Co. and FTR. FTR had trailer orders for October at 53,000 units, up 67% over October of 2017. According to FTR, the strong numbers can be attributed to OEMs

Haldex and Wabash extend partnership agreement

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. have announced an extended long-term agreement for Haldex to continue to be the standard brake adjuster and actuator supplier on Wabash, Transcraft, Benson, Brenner, Beall, Walker and Bulk trailers. The agreement lasts through 2021. “Haldex has a long-term relationship with Wabash, being standard position for the Haldex Self Adjusting Automatic