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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

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

Utility Trailer Builds Its 150,000th Dry Van in Paragould, 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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December Trailer Orders Down vs. November but Up 30% vs. Last Year

December Trailer Orders Down vs. November but Up 30% vs. Last Year

| January 24, 2017

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a solid note, as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015.  Despite that solid y/y performance, both new and net orders were down 5% from the previous month. Additionally, the impact of higher energy prices was evident in the vocational […]

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