July 2023

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Natda Floor
What’s in Print

The Trailer Show returns to Nashville

July 28, 2023
NATDA’s award-winning annual event features training, a sold-out show floor, and product awards
Workhorse Group
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Burr Truck and Trailer to distribute Workhorse EVs

July 13, 2023
Workhorse’s partnership with Burr Truck represents 'a critical step forward' in supporting greater access to zero emission transportation technology
Distributors, Upfitters

NTEA recognizes excellence with latest MVP list

July 13, 2023
NTEA underwrites the cost of MVP as part of an ongoing effort to enhance the core competencies of its members
Ranger Design
Ranger Design Composite Aluminum Shelving
Equipment & Parts

Ranger Design launches lightweight shelving solution

July 11, 2023
The new Composite Aluminum Shelving line provides the same load capacity as Ranger Design’s steel shelving with a 25% reduction in weight
Cooper Work Series Rht 2
Equipment & Parts

Goodyear adds regional-haul trailer tire

July 7, 2023
New Cooper Work Series RHT 2 designed to deliver more fuel efficiency and durability in high scrub applications and tough driving environments

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Truck Bodies

Certusoft Inc. launches Morgan Truck Body build-your-own truck

June 30, 2023
The new virtual builder aims to grant customers increased flexibility when customizing their truck bodies
Carrier Transicold
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Equipment & Parts

Carrier Transicold expands solar charging options

New systems that boost power delivery include TRU- and rooftop-mounted systems, an intermodal system, and a top-mount sysmte for Solara units.
Dexter Axle Co.
Dexter Parts
Equipment & Parts

Dexter consolidates trailer parts brands

June 29, 2023
Consolidating the brands of the more recently acquired business units will bring clarity and assured stability for continued partnership with all Dexter customers, the company...
Western Global
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Equipment & Parts

Western Global debuts compact fuel tank

June 29, 2023
FuelCube Type-S is a flexible, transportable fuel tank designed for safely and conveniently refueling at jobsites
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Equipment & Parts

DOT moves to make AEB mandatory on all trucks

June 28, 2023
NHTSA said the proposed rule for Class 3 and larger vehicles could save 155 lives per year and prevent thousands of crashes. ATA immediately applauded the rule, which could go...
Ford Motor Co.
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Equipment & Parts

Ford technology, versatility now Super Duty-sized for 2023

June 28, 2023
The 2023 F-Series Super Duty is packed with technology and power, offering fleets a safe, versatile vehicle. Being fun to drive doesn't hurt, either
Workhorse Group
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Truck Bodies

Production of Workhorse W750 electric van underway

June 28, 2023
Following an up-and-down few years for the company, Workhorse paired the EV announcement with news that Smyrna Truck will be the OEM's first certified dealer in Georgia.
Ppg Powercron 6th Generation

PPG launches low-temperature cure electrocoats for automotive manufacturers

June 26, 2023
PPG Enviro-Prime Epic 200R coatings desgined to lower customers’ energy use, CO2 emissions
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Market Stats

ACT: U.S. trailer demand dynamic is shifting

June 26, 2023
“April’s increase raised an eyebrow, but we cautioned that one month does not a trend make. With two consecutive [and large] jumps in cancellations, both eyes are now wide open...
Y Drive Dutch Trailer Consortium

Dutch companies form yDrive to electrify trailer powertrains

June 22, 2023
The yDrive project aims to electrify conventional trailers, thus cutting the road freight transport's global CO2 emissions contribution.
2023 Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit
Distributors, Upfitters

Registration opens for 2023’s NTEA Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit

June 22, 2023
The annual event for chassis manufacturers will feature sessions on EV safety standards, work truck chassis design, and EPA regulations.
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Equipment & Parts

TMC states parts and labor costs stabilized in 2023

The North American Service Event Benchmark Report recently expanded to include data on parts and labor costs for the most frequent system codes, leading to Decisiv and TMC's recent...
Phillips Connect
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Phillips Connect now offers smart trailer kits

June 21, 2023
The trailer kits offer a scaling range of Phillips Connect's telematics services that can be tailored to a fleet's needs and size.
Lightning eMotors
Lightning Emotors Zev4 Trucks
Truck Bodies

Lightning eMotors launches next-gen Lightning ZEV4 work trucks

June 21, 2023
The EV manufacturer and technology provider are offering their new electric work trucks for several applications ranging from box trucks to cargo delivery vehicles.
Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment
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Truck Bodies

Mullen develops lightweight EV truck body with Phenix

June 15, 2023
With California's increasing EPA and emissions regulations, Mullen Automotive is partnering with Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment, based in Southern California, on its new ...
Kriete Truck Center
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Kriete Truck Centers debuts trailer for video series

June 15, 2023
The Wisconsin-based dealer is debuting a video series on its social media platforms celebrating its customers and the trucking industry at large
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Equipment & Parts

Utility fleets tackle industry issues at EUFMC 2023

June 14, 2023
70th edition of the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference draws 160 fleet representatives from electric utilities, contractors, co-ops, and municipal operations for four ...
Summit Truck Body
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Truck Bodies

Summit breaks ground on new plant

June 13, 2023
Oregon-based truck body manufacturer expects to complete construction of the 74,000-sq.-ft. facility in Ridgefield, Washington, next year, expanding production capacity in the...
FleetPride Inc.
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Distributors, Upfitters

FleetPride expands service with RPM Truck Repair acquisition

RPM Truck Repair provides truck and repair services from two locations in Illinois. The deal adds to FleetPride's network of 300-plus locations, including 80-plus service centers...
Premier Truck Group
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Trailer Dealers

Penske acquires dealerships in Canada

The acquisition of Transolutions Truck Centres will be the company's first foray into Manitoba and is projected to add $180 million in annualized revenue
Tramec LLC
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Tramec acquires manufacturing tech specialist CS Automation

June 6, 2023
CS Automation will operate as a 'flagship' organization to build market share in the industrial automation sector and continue growing market share in the heavy vehicle industry...
Oshkosh Defense
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Oshkosh Defense rolls out JLTV number 20,000

June 5, 2023
'Despite a global pandemic, and some of the most severe supply chain challenges we’ve ever seen, we’ve continued to demonstrate that Oshkosh has what it takes to deliver the JLTV...
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SEMA announces board election results

June 2, 2023
SEMA elected two new board leaders, filling the positions of Board chair and re-electing a board member to continue his service