January 2023

Fontaine Modification
A Fontaine Modification technician routes high-voltage wiring on a chassis at the company’s modification center in Mineral Wells, West Virginia.
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Fontaine Modification eyes zero-emissions future

Jan. 31, 2023
While mainstream EV production is still on the horizon, Fontaine Modification seeks to give fleets another way to decarbonize their vehicles
Ford Motor Co.
The Ford F-Series celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
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Big Three continue to race for #1 in US truck markets

Jan. 28, 2023
Ford reported the F-Series surpasses 640,000 trucks in 2022, making it America’s best-selling truck for 46 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 41 years after...
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Eric Fisher, VP and general manager of Blue Arc EV Solutions, introduces The Shyft Group’s Blue Arc all-electric Class 3 delivery van at last year’s Work Truck Show.
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How to smooth the road to electric work trucks

Jan. 27, 2023
When considering whether to convert a fleet to electric vehicles, and if so, how to go about the process, managers need to consider their motivations for switching and create ...
Work Truck Week 2023 will feature products from 500 companies—and extended exhibit hall hours to see them all.
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It's Indy time

Jan. 23, 2023
Upcoming Work Truck Week offers more—and then some
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Cooling freight demand, recession concerns kick off 2023

Jan. 21, 2023
Freight market to return to 'normal' with post-COVID seasonal swings

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Usps Suburb
What’s in Print

USPS to boost EV truck adoption, targets 75% electric fleet by 2028

The push to update the postal service’s fleet of trucks received a recent boost of $3 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act signed in August
Knapheide Manufacturing
1895 Knapheide Building
Truck Bodies

Knapheide to celebrate 175th anniversary

Jan. 11, 2023
The wagon-making shop, opened in 1848, began vehicle upfitting in the 1910s with the Ford Model T.
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The Shyft Group acquires XL Fleet

Jan. 4, 2023
The North American manufacturer's acquisition of XL Fleet includes the integration of talent, programs and contracts from the Boston-based electrical solutions provider
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Great Western Trailer Acquisition
Trailer Dealers

Great Western Trailer acquires Southwest Trailer & Equipment

Jan. 4, 2023
GWT absorbed the Oklahoma-based trailer dealership in its 10th acquisition since the company began in 1997
Thermo King
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Equipment & Parts

Thermo King launches ‘ultra-thin’ refrigeration unit

New Thor-series TH-350 unit for refrigerated trailers features lightweight construction and user-friendly functions for ‘superior’ cold chain logistics performance.
Hudsonville Trailer
Hudsonville Semi Trailers

Royal Truck & Trailer acquires Hudsonville Trailer

Jan. 2, 2023
The deal, which closed in late 2022, establishes Royal as Michigan's only full-service dealership for Utility Trailer, MAC Trailer, and Titan Trailer, the company reported.
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Distributors, Upfitters

VIPAR Heavy Duty supports charities throughout 2022

Dec. 28, 2022
Along with its charitable giving, the Illinois-based distributor's 2022 IMPACT Conference headed to Marco Island, Florida, to help stimulate the economic recovery in the area
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F Fassi 1450 Ssab Crane

Fassi F 1450 HXP Techno crane utilizes Strenx structural steel

Dec. 28, 2022
The Nordic and U.S.-based steel company prizes sustainability and customer service regarding its products and delivery
ACT Research
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Trailer OEMs cautious with order books: ACT Research

Dec. 27, 2022
OEMs are expanding the availability of build slots, but 2023 is not yet fully open, says ACT's McNealy. Supply-chain concerns linger and OEMs are 'hesitant to overpromise and ...
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Cross Underground Development converts fleet to Felling Trailers

Dec. 22, 2022
The Virginia-based utility installation company recently converted their trailer fleet using Felling Trailers
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East Manufacturing installs 1,000th robotic arc welder

Dec. 22, 2022
The Ohio-based trailer manufacturer has completed several robotic assemblies with OTC Daihen at their facilities to increase productivity and output
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Distributors, Upfitters

Terex Utilities displays all-electric bucket truck at NY stock exchange

Dec. 20, 2022
The manufacturing company paired with the New York-based utilities and energy company to display Terex's efforts as it works to add electric options to its other product lines...
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Distributors, Upfitters

HDAW’23 introduces Brian Kight as keynote speaker

Dec. 15, 2022
The product expo and conference has announced their keynote speaker, for HDAW'23, who will present on Tuesday, Jan. 17
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Coxreels Cp Reels
Equipment & Parts

Coxreels offers custom products for any application

Dec. 15, 2022
In addition to providing standard products for a variety of applications, the Arizona-based manufacturer can also create customized products as well
Conexpo Con agg Las Vegas Convention Center

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 anticipated as largest yet

Dec. 15, 2022
Exhibitor spaces for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers 2023 show have officially sold out, causing the organization to anticipate record attendance
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Safe Assist Austin Hardware
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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Catalytic Converter
Truck Bodies

NTEA supports U.S. senate catalytic converter anti-theft legislation

The U.S. senate has introduced legislation to support more stringent tracing and recording of catalytic converters in an effort to suppress rising thefts
ACT Expo | GNA
Act Expo 2022 Expo Hall

Registration open for 2023 ACT Expo

Oct. 29, 2022
The conference will feature panels, workshops, and keynotes that provide real-world insights into the major trends, funding opportunities, and innovative technologies transforming...
Anteo USA
Trailerbodybuilders 12026 Anteo Tuckunder Liftgate
Equipment & Parts

Anteo USA debuting 3 lightweight liftgate platforms

Woodbine Manufacturing Company recently launched Anteo USA, a medium- to heavy-duty liftgate line.