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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

US Tractor Index Falls Into Negative Territory

US Tractor Index Falls Into Negative Territory

| December 11, 2018

According to ACT Research, signs continue to mount that the freight cycle is getting long in the tooth. “ACT’s US Tractor Dashboard, an aggregation of 15 metrics designed to predict the direction of Class 8 net orders, went from neutral to negative in October, with the reading falling month-over-month from a neutral +1 reading to […]

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Real World Ways to Prevent Trailer Theft 

Real World Ways to Prevent Trailer Theft 

| December 3, 2018

Trailer theft is a growing problem with costly consequences. That’s why “The Club” is recommending two of its products to secure trailers: the Tire Claw XL and The Wheel Club. Whether your trailer is used for commercial purposes, transporting recreational vehicles, or hauling equipment for group events, it could be desirable for thieves.  A trailer […]

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US Trailer Industry Sets Net Order Records in Q3’18, Backlogs Stretch into Q2’19

US Trailer Industry Sets Net Order Records in Q3’18, Backlogs Stretch into Q2’19

| November 26, 2018

The US trailer industry set net order records throughout Q3’18, with both July and August being the strongest months, respectively, in industry history, according to ACT Research.  The quarter closed with the industry posting the strongest monthly net order volume in history, with more than 58,000 net orders posted in September. That was more than […]

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Mckinney Trailer Rentals Adds New Branch in San Antonio, Texas

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Adds New Branch in San Antonio, Texas

| November 13, 2018

Mckinney Trailer Rentals announced the opening of a new branch location in San Antonio, Texas.  The new location is designed to  strengthen the Mckinney Texas presence and offer another option for customers to obtain semi-trailer equipment in South Central Texas. “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new San Antonio branch,” said Rich […]

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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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