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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body

Trailer Orders Fell Off Again in December to 16,500 Units

Trailer Orders Fell Off Again in December to 16,500 Units

| January 15, 2020

FTR reports that preliminary trailer orders for December were the lowest since August FTR reports that preliminary trailer orders for December were the lowest since August at 16,500 units.  December trailer orders were -17% m/m and -41% y/y. Trailer orders for 2019 totaled 203,000 units. Fleets are displaying the same caution on trailers as they […]

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New Trucks and Equipment Set to Debut at The Work Truck Show 2020

New Trucks and Equipment Set to Debut at The Work Truck Show 2020

| January 15, 2020

Announcements scheduled by Crane Carrier, Ford, Isuzu, Mack, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, and more More than 100 companies have announced plans to introduce new commercial trucks, bodies and truck equipment at The Work Truck Show 2020, North America’s largest work truck event. Work Truck Week runs March 3–6 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Educational […]

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Panasonic & Compact Utility Start-Up Tropos Motors Concept Trucks Is Changing How Work is Done

Panasonic & Compact Utility Start-Up Tropos Motors Concept Trucks Is Changing How Work is Done

| January 7, 2020

Powered by Panasonic OneConnectSM, commercial jobs are now right-sized Panasonic in collaboration with Tropos Motors revealed two multi-technology production-ready compact utility commercial vehicles. These right-sized, highly capable fleet truck concepts are powered by Panasonic’s proprietary software and cloud services platform OneConnectSM and represent a more accessible and a more agile fleet approach conceived to keep business flowing in […]

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Volvo Trucks Adds FlowBelow to Aerodynamic Offerings, Further Increasing Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Trucks Adds FlowBelow to Aerodynamic Offerings, Further Increasing Fuel Efficiency

| November 1, 2019

FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit, includes a system of wheel covers and fairings designed for improved aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, as a factory-installed option in Q2 2020 “The aerodynamics of our trucks have a significant impact on fuel efficiency and our customers’ bottom line,” said Allison Athey, product marketing manager, Volvo Trucks North America. “The new FlowBelow […]

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ATA, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company Announce Heroes Truck Partnership

ATA, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company Announce Heroes Truck Partnership

| October 9, 2019

Trailer Manufacturer Signs on as Heroes Truck Sponsor, Donates Eye-catching Trailer The American Trucking Associations announced Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading North American trailer manufacturer, is the newest sponsor of ATA’s Heroes Truck workforce development program. “For Utility to recognize the value of recruiting truck drivers to meet the needs of America’s growing economy […]

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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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