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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

Phillips Connect Technologies Releases EZTrac™ No-Hassle Real-Time Asset Tracker

Phillips Connect Technologies Releases EZTrac™ No-Hassle Real-Time Asset Tracker

| September 11, 2019

Solutions bring the power of connected trailers within an affordable reach for the entire truck-trailer transportation market Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has released EZTrac™ and EZTrac™ Plus. These no-hassle asset tracking solutions give 24/7 visibility of a trailer or chassis fleet while only requiring minimal install time.   EZTrac is a rugged, real-time, high-performance asset […]

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Spartan Motors Acquires Royal Truck Body

Spartan Motors Acquires Royal Truck Body

| September 10, 2019

Acquisition Expands Spartan’s West Coast and Southwest Geographic Reach with Six Additional Manufacturing, Assembly, and Distribution Facilities Spartan Motors, Inc vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries (including last-mile delivery, specialty vehicles, commercial vehicle assembly, and vocation-specific upfit segments), as well as for the emergency response and recreational vehicle markets, has […]

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Class 8 Market Indicators Divergent

Class 8 Market Indicators Divergent

| September 3, 2019

Freight and vehicle demand, data increasingly suggest the US economy is decelerating, amid increasing uncertainty, particularly as it relates to tariff impositions According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 market indicators are divergent, with some at all-time highs even as other metrics point to coming weakness. The medium duty market measures are […]

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Commercial Vehicle Group Awarded Design and Production of Cabin Structure of Autocar’s Severe-Duty Vocational Truck

Commercial Vehicle Group Awarded Design and Production of Cabin Structure of Autocar’s Severe-Duty Vocational Truck

| August 30, 2019

Production is expected to begin in the second half of 2019 with full production expected by mid-2020 Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. was awarded the design and production of the cabin structure and other components of Autocar’s severe-duty vocational truck. At full volume, annual revenues from the program are expected to approximate $5 million.   Patrick Miller, President […]

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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Hit 1st Sequential Increase in 9 Months, but Are Down 46% on a YTD Basis

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Hit 1st Sequential Increase in 9 Months, but Are Down 46% on a YTD Basis

| August 29, 2019

July’s robust month-over-month comparison is the result of June’s volume being weak New US trailer orders of 13.9k were up 22% month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 10.3k hit their first sequential increase in nine months, rising 64% from June. Year-to-date, however, net trailer orders are 46% below last year, according to […]

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While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

| August 22, 2019

 Manufacturers continue to produce trailers at near-record levels According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders continued the year-over-year slide that begin at the end of 2018, now negative for seven consecutive months, with preliminary July data showing that trend continuing. However, the report also notes that manufacturers […]

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