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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

| June 21, 2017

Total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Gains in dry vans […]

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May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

| June 15, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for May net trailer orders is 17,850 units. “Net orders were off approximately 14% m/m, but that was actually better than expected since historic order patterns call for decline in excess of 20% in May,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research. He continued, “The major May story […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Quick Turnaround Genuine Painted Parts Program

Volvo Trucks Introduces Quick Turnaround Genuine Painted Parts Program

| June 6, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America is now offering a Genuine Painted Parts Program, delivering genuine, factory-built replacement parts, custom painted for pre-order or quick turnaround. The Volvo Genuine Painted Parts Program offers customers and dealers the opportunity to order more than three dozen different parts, including hoods and bumpers, for both the Volvo VNL and VNM […]

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April Net Trailer Orders Surge 22% Versus Last Year

April Net Trailer Orders Surge 22% Versus Last Year

| May 16, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for April Net Trailer Orders is 20,200 units, a surge of 22 percent versus the same period last year. “While net orders were off approximately 6% from March, industry patterns actually call for some softening in volume as we exit the industry’s normal ‘order season.’ On that basis, the April month-over-month decline […]

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Craftsmen Utility Trailer Completes Missouri Renovation

Craftsmen Utility Trailer Completes Missouri Renovation

| May 12, 2017

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 Craftsmen Utility Trailer has expanded and completely renovated its Sikeston, Missouri dealer location. “Our Sikeston facility was 25 years old and was in need of a ‘facelift,’” said […]

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Utility Trailer Nears Production of it 500,000th Refrigerated Van

Utility Trailer Nears Production of it 500,000th Refrigerated Van

| May 2, 2017

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 reports that it is on target to manufacture its 500,000th refrigerated van in 2017. “When our Clearfield, Utah plant recently manufactured its 250,000th reefer, we decided to add up the total […]

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