December 2022

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The HDAW ’23 Product Expo will feature hundreds of top brands, with 20 companies making their HDAW debut as exhibitors at the 2023 event.
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Shift. Adapt. Grow.

Jan. 17, 2023
Exhibit space to be sold out for HDAW '23 at Gaylord Texan
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NATM 2023 workshop and technical forums

Jan. 17, 2023
The NATM is offering 8 workshop and technical forum sessions covering a variety of topics pertinent to vehicle manufacturers and dealers
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Bigger in Texas: NATM 2023 Convention preview

Jan. 17, 2023
As the longest-running light- and medium-duty trailer industry event, the NATM 2023 Convention & Trade Show is returning to the heart of the trailer manufacturing hub in Texas...
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OTC DAIHEN delivers 1000th robot welder to East Mfg.

Jan. 17, 2023
Among the OTC DAIHEN exhibit product demonstrations were the Custom LT-ARC system with a 12-foot-long slider, FD-V8Ls2 welding robot and WELBEE II WB-P402 welding power source...
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Drew Akey, president and founding partner, Vectis Automation, demonstrates the Park’N’Arc—a rotational range extender that allows for the base of the cobot to be manually moved to various locations.
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Universal Robots demos new applications for cobots

Jan. 17, 2023
Numerous new innovative partner solutions were showcased in close to 30 different application demos across UR's own booth and throughout the FABTECH show this year.

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Nearly 1,200 exhibitors were on hand at the Georgia World Congress Center for FABTECH 2022.
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FABTECH 2022 draws nearly 30,000 to Atlanta

Jan. 17, 2023
FABTECH 2022 attracts 30,000 attendees to Atlanta
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High times

Jan. 17, 2023
NTDA returns to the Rockies for 32nd Annual Convention
The Krone 'Load Carrier Building' is a two-axle trailer designed for transporting a wide variety of building materials.
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Krone debuts versatile construction trailer

Jan. 17, 2023
The trailer, perfect for transporting a wide variety of building materials, offers internal lengths of 6.5 meters, 6.9 meters, 7.1 meters or 7.3 meters.
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Schmitz Cargobull delivers Germany's first registered hydrogen truck

Jan. 14, 2023
Manufactured at the Schmitz Cargobull production plant in Lithuania, the body is equipped with a multifunctional floor, two load-securing rails and a tail lift.
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Getting a head start

Jan. 14, 2023
The time to plan for success in 2023 is now at the latest, at least for Trailer/Body BUILDERS Trailer Output Report and any companies who wish to be included
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Not bad, not bad at all: FTR trailer forecast

Dec. 15, 2022
Transportation equipment markets continue to outpace the broader economy which, by some measures, has been walking a recession tightrope for much of 2022. Carriers have continued...
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What’s in Print

Women in Manufacturing, SME partner for virtual career fairs

Dec. 9, 2022
The career fairs will provide opportunities for manufacturing employers to connect one-on-one with job seekers, and for job seekers to connect with companies that support, promote...
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Truck Equipment

Austin Hardware & Supply launches new ramp assist

Dec. 9, 2022
The Missouri-based hardware supplier recently debuted their latest trailer ramp application
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Utility, Bendix celebrate 15 years of collaboration

Dec. 8, 2022
The country’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers was the first trailer OEM to incorporate Bendix’s air disc brakes specifically engineered for trailers in 2016
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Equipment & Parts

HDA Truck Pride member expands footprint into St. Louis, MO

Dec. 1, 2022
HDA Truck Pride hopes that the Truck Supply of South Carolina will be able to effectively grow into its new geolocation while remaining with the parts provider.
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Loadsmith enhances capacity with Wabash's Trailers as a Service

Dec. 1, 2022
The Colorado-based logistics coordinator has expanded their offerings thanks to a partnership with Wabash
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Mike Niemeyer, director of strategic accounts, explains how the Meritor Tire Inflation System works during a tour of P.S.I.’s plant in San Antonio.
Equipment & Parts

Inflationary pressure: P.S.I. touts ATIS at fleet technology event

Dec. 1, 2022
Automatic tire inflation saves fleets money on tires and fuel, and improves safety, experts maintain during annual seminar, plant tour in San Antonio
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Trailer OEM business conditions still 'getting better': ACT Research

Nov. 30, 2022
“[Trailer] demand remains healthy, cancellations are low, and material/component supply-chain constraints are narrowing," says ACT's McNealy
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Equipment & Parts

Thermo King truck products transitioning to R452A refrigerant in December 2022

Nov. 30, 2022
The Minnesota-based organization has committed to its sustainability goals, as well as the need to meet current and future regulations, with their new refrigerant
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Truck Bodies

Load King Stinger 80-160 receives 2022 Top 100 New Products award

Nov. 30, 2022
The Kansas-based manufacturer's vehicle is the fifth of the company's products to be awarded for its innovation
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Range Energy brings electric trailers to market

Nov. 30, 2022
To meet both immediate decarbonization needs as well as long-term fleet transformation ambitions, Range’s powered trailers are compatible with both diesel tow vehicles and innovative...
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Equipment & Parts

VIPAR Heavy Duty welcomes Battery One as stockholder

Nov. 21, 2022
The family-owned and operated company specializes in battery installation, custom cables, a full line of heavy-duty engine filters and industrial power
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Distributors, Upfitters

MEMA plans for the organization’s future

Nov. 19, 2022
The organizations new banner, one MEMA, strives to provide more services to all members as well as potential for industry dialogue and unity of communication
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Truck Bodies

Oshkosh Corporation acquires Hinowa

Nov. 18, 2022
The privately-held company will serve to broaden Oshkosh Corporation's portfolio and grow the organization's impact in Europe
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Equipment & Parts

Coxreels adds 100 Series mounting brackets

Nov. 17, 2022
Powder coated gloss black, the swivel bracket allows the user to point the reel in the direction where the hose is needed, improving the experience and function during payout ...
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Equipment & Parts

Maxon Lift Corp completes second manufacturing plant

The California-based company has been working on its expansion since early 2021, culminating in its new facility almost two years later
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Utility Trailer picks up fleet vendor award

Nov. 14, 2022
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has received Vendor of the Year from Dot Transportation, the seventh time the company has done so
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Trailer Dealers

NATDA extends expo hours for 2023 Trailer Show

Nov. 14, 2022
According to the NTDA, the show's extended hours will provide the chance for early networking and flexibility for dealers on Tuesday
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Work Truck Solutions

Work Truck Solutions partners with Holman for inventory listing

Nov. 10, 2022
In an effort to provide ample opportunity to move more units, Work Truck Solutions listings will now be included on the New Jersey-based company platform