March 2023

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Phillips Mex
Equipment & Parts

Phillips Connect nearshores 'smart' trailer tech lines

March 9, 2023
The company is relocating production from China to Mexico to reduce import expenses and supply-chain restrictions—and ensure faster delivery to North American customers.
FleetNet America
Fleet Net America Truck And App
Distributors, Upfitters

Cox Automotive acquires FleetNet America

March 2, 2023
The acquisition is part of its mission to transform fleet operations by connecting every vehicle and service: FleetNet has a network of more than 60,000 independent service providers...
Fontaine Load Maxx Air
Equipment & Parts

Fontaine Modification expands Air-Weigh on-board scales offerings

March 2, 2023
Installation is seamless to dealers and end-users thanks to Fontaine’s extensive ship-thru agreements with leading truck OEMs
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Distributors, Upfitters

MEMA sets advocacy event for April 26-27 in DC

March 2, 2023
The Summit will provide an opportunity for aftermarket suppliers to highlight critical issues, including right to repair, the transition to zero vehicle emissions, trade and China...
Trailer Output

Trailer Output Report: 2022

March 1, 2023
Truck-trailer manufacturers in 2022 saw production totals return to pre-pandemic levels, and most reported the year could've been even better: Demand remained strong as fleets...

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ACT Research
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Manufacturers expect trailer demand to top capacity through 2023: ACT Research

Feb. 28, 2023
While most trailer makers continue to see demand exceeding capacity through the end of 2023, some fleets are taking a wait-and-see attitude and splitting orders to hedge their...
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Recall roundup: Ford, Ram, Freightliner among latest NHTSA vehicle safety notices

NHTSA issues safety recall notices over potential fuel tank leaks, brake pulls, loose parking gear bolts, electrical shorts, and unsafe upper bunks on certain commercial vehicles...
Michelin’s Energy Guard Mud Flaps will be a standard fitment for all of Utility’s refrigerated trailers starting in the second half of 2023.

Michelin's Energy Guard mud flaps to be standard on Utility Trailer reefers

Feb. 27, 2023
The flaps feature patented hole patterns and extensions for correct placement without drilling new holes in standard mud flap hangers.
Natda D2

NATDA Trailer Show exhibit space sells out

Feb. 25, 2023
Nearly 300 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest trailers, truck beds, parts, accessories, software, and financial and marketing services to North American trailer dealership...
The Shyft Group
Shyft 4 Q22
Truck Bodies

Shyft wraps 2022 with sales gains, touts coming Blue Arc vehicles

Feb. 24, 2023
The company reports significant progress on developing a Blue Arc Class 5 cab chassis, "an important product" with "flexible body options" that will be on display at Work Truck...
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FET impedes fleets’ zero-emission adoption: ATA

Transportation trade group leaders call on Congressional leaders to end the World War I-era Federal Excise Tax, which they say adds up to $50,000 to a commercial EV. Similar legislation...
Jerr Dan Autogrid
Equipment & Parts

Jerr-Dan earns patent for automatic wheel grid

Feb. 23, 2023
Engineered with the operator in mind, the XLP Carrier Autogrid design offers a 3,500 lb. rating and a crossbar that can rotate 90 degrees either side of center
Xtm Dual Hydraulic Series Floor Mnt
Equipment & Parts

Coxreels adds to Extreme Duty XTM Series

Feb. 23, 2023
Coxreels’ unique single-sided, dual-bodied hydraulic swivel allows for the inlet connections to both be on the same side of the reel
ACT Research
Act Net Trailer Orders Jan 2019 2023

Trailer orders return to ‘normal;' backlog stretches to 2024: ACT Research

Feb. 20, 2023
The month’s data are "simply a return to more normal levels,” following the year-end surge, but trailer orderbooks are essentially committed into the beginning Q4
Mack Trucks
Mack Lr Electric

Mack adds EV charging vendors to its electrification solutions

Mack LR electric customers would have fixed and mobile EV chargers to choose from in a new partnership with Heliox and Gilbarco
Thermo King
From left to right are Karin De Bondt, president of Thermo King Americas; David Smith, telematics manager for Thermo King Midwest; Don Reinhart, general manager of Thermo King Midwest North; Glenn Bartholomew, Thermo King Midwest CFO; Steve Bach, GM of aftermarket products and bus at Thermo King Americas; Tom Lantrip, executive VP of Thermo King Midwest; Carrie-Ann Flank, VP of sales at Thermo King Americas; and Mark Nyman, channel excellence leader for Thermo King Americas.
Trailer Dealers

Thermo King crowns top dealers for 2022

Thermo King Midwest secures North America Dealer of the Year, while TK Service Group from Columbia and Ecuador earns Latin American honors
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Dreamstime L 155603546 Gavel

Texas trailer builder hit with $5 million penalty in alien employment case

Feb. 17, 2023
In 2018, a search warrant revealed multiple employees with immigration documentation that was either misleading or fraudulent.
Polar King
Polar King Show Trailer
Trailer Dealers

Doonan custom builds trailers for Polar King

Feb. 16, 2023
New linehaul trailers to accommodate transport of more cold storage units in a single trip, saving time and money
ACT Expo | GNA
Act Expo 2022 Expo Hall 2022

ACT Expo to offer 150+ expert speakers

Feb. 16, 2023
The event also has expanded the show floor, covering 330,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and will feature more than 275 exhibitors and 185 advanced clean vehicles and technologies...
Phillips Industries
Phillips M2 Charge Kit
Equipment & Parts

Phillips enhances electric liftgate assemblies

The newly improved Weather-Tite M2, and new M2 Charge Kits, are designed to deliver corrosion prevention in an easy-to-install package
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Hdad23 D Cupdate
Distributors, Upfitters

Divided Congress opens door for executive branch agenda: MEMA

Jan. 30, 2023
"This year, from a regulatory perspective, is definitely going to be the year of fuel efficiency," MEMA's Ann Wilson told attendees at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue
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Distributors, Upfitters

MEMA establishes Center for Sustainability

Jan. 13, 2023
The manufacturing interest group recently debuted their new program to assist their members in navigating sustainability compliance and strategies