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Phillips, Inland Trailer partner on trailer technology

New builds will have Smart7, Rear-Vu, CargoVision, Permalite Lighting and more. Existing customers will be able to retrofit current trailers.

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FTR: Trailer orders, production decreased in May

FTR’s numbers found a significant trailer order dropoff in May.

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New Stoughton HQ expected to be done by Fall 2025

When complete, about 200 employees will work at the new corporate headquarters. Product manufacturing will remain at the current locations.

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Grote launches Plug-and-Go three-in-one power cord and air assemblies

Grote said the ABS power cord exceeds SAE J2394 standards and the rubber air hoses meet DOT regulations, to offer performance under pressure.

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FTR sees rise in April trailer orders

With 13,016 units sold, April saw 9% m/m and 45% y/y gains. However, trailer orders were still 20% below the average for the last 12 months.

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ACT Research: March net trailer orders fell

The company believes trailer demand in Q1 2024 was challenged by limited capex and impending EPA regulations.

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FTR: March trailer production, orders down year-over-year

FTR says trailer production dropped 21% y/y, March orders were down 18% y/y and 25% below the average for the last 12 months.

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Stoughton, Electrans announce Auto Connect compatibility

The companies say the system can connect truck and trailer air, 7-way electrical, communication, camera and sensor lines, all in 7 seconds.

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Fontaine Specialized announces Magnitude 75 lowbed

The Magnitude 75 comes in three distinct deck options: flat (MFLD), drop side rail (MDSR), and beam (MBMD).

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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.

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Double Coin adds new high-speed trailer tires

The 16″ all-steel ST Radials expand on the RT500 model, which fill a need that are Double Coin says customers have been requesting.

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How many LED lights can be out to consider a trailer light out-of-service?

Even one is too many for safety minded fleets who like to keep their trailers rolling productively.

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