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March Net Trailer Orders Up 45% Y/Y, Fourth Straight Month with a Positive Y/Y Comp

March Net Trailer Orders Up 45% Y/Y, Fourth Straight Month with a Positive Y/Y Comp

| April 18, 2017

Preliminary March net trailer orders are on a roll at 21,500 units. “Commitments have been delayed this order season, as fleets carefully monitored economic conditions and watched the political winds to determine their confidence regarding capital expenditures. Their shift from caution to a more optimistic outlook is evident when you consider net order volumes in […]

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Utility Trailer Builds Its 150,000th Dry Van in Arkansas

Utility Trailer Builds Its 150,000th Dry Van in Arkansas

| March 30, 2017

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, has announced that its Paragould, Arkansas dry van manufacturing plant has recently manufactured its 150,000th dry van, a 4000D-X Composite® TBR. “I want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to everyone at Paragould on achieving this milestone,” said Hal Bennett […]

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Universal Trailer Opens  $25 Million-Plus Cargo Trailer Facility

Universal Trailer Opens $25 Million-Plus Cargo Trailer Facility

| March 27, 2017

Universal Trailer Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of lifestyle and commercial cargo trailer brands has unveiled a new manufacturing plant in Bristol, Ind., for the production of Wells Cargo and Haulmark cargo trailers. The $25 million-plus, state-of-the-art facility represents over two years of innovation adapted from the automotive industry to produce lighter and more […]

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February Trailer Orders Trail January but Robust vs. Last Year

February Trailer Orders Trail January but Robust vs. Last Year

| March 20, 2017

U.S. Net Trailer Orders for February on a preliminary basis stand at 26,400 units, according to ACT Research. “We’ve seen delayed timing this order season, as fleets appeared to wait to make their investment decisions ‘post-election.’ That makes analysis of monthly changes as well as year-over-year results a bit challenging. The January to February decline […]

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HD Vehicle Demand Up in China

HD Vehicle Demand Up in China

| March 16, 2017

Domestic demand in China for heavy duty (HD) trucks increased significantly in Q4 of 2016, rising nearly 36%, albeit slower than Q3’s 51% year-over-year expansion, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC).  “Coupled with improvement in market demand, the levelling-out of China’s […]

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NorthEast Truck and Trailer Expands in Nova Scotia

NorthEast Truck and Trailer Expands in Nova Scotia

| March 10, 2017

  Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers  of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, has announced that the company has expanded its operations into Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with the acquisition of Provincial Equipment, a former Utility dealer since 2002. This new location is a sales, service and parts facility. “Provincial Equipment is a significant trailer dealer […]

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