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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

Commercial Vehicle Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength and Stagnating Freight Growth

Commercial Vehicle Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength and Stagnating Freight Growth

| April 19, 2019

Freight growth is stagnating, even as Class 8 population growth is accelerating According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, March’s Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. “Data continue to tell the same stories we have been reporting. […]

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Mckinney Trailer Rentals Announces Grand Opening of Denver Branch

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Announces Grand Opening of Denver Branch

| April 8, 2019

Mckinney purchased this branch operation from a well-respected local trailer lessor Mckinney Trailer Rentals, provider of trailer equipment rental and leasing, announces an Open House to showcase its new branch location in Denver, CO. The 15-acre branch property is conveniently located near Commerce City and the intersection of I-76 and 104th. Mckinney purchased this branch operation from a well-respected local trailer lessor in […]

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North American Classes 5-7 Orders Take A Breather

North American Classes 5-7 Orders Take A Breather

| April 5, 2019

Classes 5-7 orders took their first respite in more than a year, falling to the 20,000-unit mark in March ACT Research says preliminary North America Classes 5-7 net order data show that segment of the industry declined in March. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for March, including final order results, will […]

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XTRA LEASE GROWS FLEET WITH LARGEST CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN NEW TRAILERS

XTRA LEASE GROWS FLEET WITH LARGEST CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN NEW TRAILERS

| April 3, 2019

Company to add more than 10,000 new trailers in 2019 XTRA Lease, the nation’s leading provider of over-the-road trailer rentals and leases, announced it is investing more than $300 million to purchase more than 10,000 new trailers in 2019. It’s the largest capital investment made by XTRA Lease for trailers in a single year. With […]

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Fontaine Modification Acquires ProBilt Services of Ohio

Fontaine Modification Acquires ProBilt Services of Ohio

| April 2, 2019

Fontaine’s ninth modification center will support nearby Kenworth plant Fontaine Modification has acquired truck upfitter ProBilt Services of Ohio, Inc., along with the company’s 30,000 sq. ft. facility located less than half a mile from the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe. This facility, which also has parking for more than 100 trucks, becomes Fontaine’s ninth U.S. modification […]

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Freedman Seating Introduces Innovative Walk-In Delivery Truck Driver Seat

Freedman Seating Introduces Innovative Walk-In Delivery Truck Driver Seat

| April 1, 2019

Tempronics Personalized Climate Seating System Enhancing Operator Safety and Performance Freedman Seating’s innovative new ClimaControl™seating system features Tempronics advanced personalized climate seating technology for last mile delivery, commercial walk-in delivery trucks.  The system has been specifically designed for open cabs with active operators where traditional HVAC systems are ineffective.  The Tempronics climate seating solution has […]

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