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SmartTruck Receives Award From Oakridge Lab for Class 8 Tractor Trailer Systems

SmartTruck Receives Award From Oakridge Lab for Class 8 Tractor Trailer Systems

| October 12, 2018

SmartTruck has announced it used a discretionary award from the Oakridge National Laboratory to perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. SmartTruck has had a relationship with OakRidge since 2009 when it used the OakRidge Leadership Computing Facility to design its initial products which attach to the truck tractor and trailer to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.  In […]

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U.S. Trailer Industry Opens Second Half of 2018 at Torrid Pace, Up 102% YoY

U.S. Trailer Industry Opens Second Half of 2018 at Torrid Pace, Up 102% YoY

| August 20, 2018

Hold onto your hats and your sunglasses: At more than twice the level of last July and the strongest July in industry history, more than 29,000 net orders were booked in July 2018 — this according to ACT Research. “Despite the historically strong year-over-year showing, month-over-month performance was a bit different, with five of the […]

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Announces New Curtain for Tautliner® Curtainsided Trailer

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Announces New Curtain for Tautliner® Curtainsided Trailer

| August 8, 2018

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, has announced that the Kin-Sider™ from Kinedyne® will be the new standard curtain installed on Utility’s Tautliner curtainsided trailers. “We are pleased to partner with Kinedyne, a long-time supplier of Utility, to make the Kin-Sider our new standard […]

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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down Y/Y for First Time in 18 Months

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Down Y/Y for First Time in 18 Months

| July 26, 2018

In another whiff of a potential economic slowdown, U.S. Trailer Report, net orders of 20,048 trailers were down 1.3% y/y and 13% off m/m. “Dry vans were the driving force in the last two months’ performances and solid volume kept that year-over-year improvement streak alive in May,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research […]

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EZ STAK Announces New Van Body Interior Package Offering

EZ STAK Announces New Van Body Interior Package Offering

| July 17, 2018

EZ STAK, an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle storage systems, has  announced the release of four pre-configured van body interior packages to its product line. These packages are available through upfitters and OEM’s across the United States, making it easier for the end user to select an interior workspace and have it completely upfitted and ready […]

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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Rose 27% Y/Y in May

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Rose 27% Y/Y in May

| June 28, 2018

Net U.S. trailer orders were 22,900 not seasonally adjusted, off only 2% month-over-month, but this translated to a 27% increase when compared to May 2017. According to ACT Research, the dramatic seasonally adjusted strength in net orders, up 23% m/m, was highly dry van focused, as most other trailer categories saw seasonally adjusted sequential declines […]

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