September 2023

EMCO 22.5K axle leaf springs at Pratt’s facility, ready for installation.
What’s in Print

A right way to reshore

Sept. 29, 2023
How a domestic trailer manufacturer reduced its exposure to off-shore supply-chain issues by finding a component U.S. supplier that was ready, willing, and able to compete for...
Paul Schenck And Wanda Tunnell
What’s in Print

The last face of a family business

Sept. 20, 2023
TBB celebrates the legacy of its last surviving founder, Wanda Tunnell, in a tribute by Bruce Sauer who worked with 'Tod' and founding editor Paul Schenck for 40 years
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Yellow Trucks In A Row

Equipment market braces for Yellow’s used tractor, trailer sales

Sept. 7, 2023
Bidding already is well underway for the more than 160 terminals left over in the bankruptcy of the third-largest U.S. LTL, but the fate of its 14,000 tractors and 43,000 trailers...
Thermo King
Thermo King E1000
Equipment & Parts

Thermo King TRU claims Top Product award

Sept. 7, 2023
Large-capacity, all-electric e1000 transport refrigeration unit for Class 5-7 BEVs earns Top Product of the Year honor in the Environment + Energy Leader Awards program
Continental Night Viu Driving Lights
Equipment & Parts

Continental introduces NightViu LED lights

Sept. 6, 2023
Rugged new lights designed to help improve operational safety by increasing nighttime visibility in agriculture, construction, and mining applications

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Great Dane
Great Dane And Trudell
Distributors, Upfitters

Cox Automotive expands Great Dane's territory in Michigan

Cox Automotive's trailer dealership, Trudell Trailer Sales, is expanding into eastern Michigan as part of the company's overall growth and development
Morgan Olson
Morgan Olson United Way3
Truck Bodies

Morgan Olson donates step van to United Way

Aug. 30, 2023
The truck body manufacturer recently donated a step van to a community organization in Sturgis, Michigan
Quantum Voltagrid Trailer

Quantum logs ‘largest single order’ for pipeline trailers

Aug. 25, 2023
Deliveries to Texas-based energy company VoltaGrid are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024 and run through Q3, the companies report
Aebi Schmidt MB
Aebi Schmidt Mb
Snow & Ice

Aebi Schmidt acquires Oshkosh snow business

Aug. 25, 2023
Aebi Schmidt expanded its snow products footprint in North America with the acquisition of Oshkosh Corporation's Snow Products Business, which will utilize the production facilities...
One Wabash
Wabash Dry Van Trailer With Rebrand

Wabash opens new dry van trailer manufacturing facility

Aug. 25, 2023
The manufacturer's new dry van trailer facility will allow the company to double its production at the Lafayette South Plant in Indiana
VIPAR Heavy Duty
Vipar Heavy Duty
Distributors, Upfitters

VIPAR Product Advisory Councils celebrate 5 years

Aug. 24, 2023
Over the past five years, VIPAR Heavy Duty's Product Advisory councils have assisted the company in developing and refining programs and processes between the group's manufacturers...
Kevin Jones | TBB
Stoughton 270

Trailer forecasts increase, based on rising production: ACT Research

Aug. 23, 2023
The 2024 trailer production forecast also now is higher, reflecting higher build in 2023 and 2024, with the economy continuing to outperform expectations, according to the report...
Phillips Industries
Phillips Ec47

Phillips Industries releases EC47 tractor-trailer connector

Aug. 23, 2023
Phillips Industries' latest tractor-trailer connector features cross-compatibility and Ethernet and CAN connectivity to streamline fleet operations, enhance efficiency, and optimize...
Coxreels Xtm Bottom Floor
Equipment & Parts

Coxreels rolls out Extreme Duty XTM Series spring rewind reels

Aug. 22, 2023
XTM Series spring rewind reels are designed for the most demanding environments, including mining, heavy equipment, lubrication, and other off-road industries
Safe Fleet
Welcome Merlot Vango2
Equipment & Parts

Safe Fleet acquires tarp provider Merlot Vango Tarping Solutions

Aug. 18, 2023
The commercial vehicle safety provider acquired Merlot Vango Tarping Solutions to continue to grow their tarpaulin product offerings. Merlot leadership will continue to guide ...
Navistar Defense
Jltv Trailer

Navistar Defense to build 10,000 tactical trailers with AM General

Aug. 18, 2023
The JLTV A2 trailer is a multipurpose platform configured to support general purpose cargo and tactical generator mobility missions
Marion Body works
Marion Body Works 15,000th Cab

Marion Body Works celebrates 15,000th cab shipment

Aug. 17, 2023
Marion Body Works celebrated its 15,000th cab on August 16th after the company delivered the product to the same customer who purchased its 10,000th cab.
Fontaine Specialized
Fontaine Specialized Magnitude 65

Fontaine Specialized releases Magnitude 65 lowbed trailer

Aug. 17, 2023
The new Fontaine Specialized trailer, the Magnitude 65 lowbed trailer, is a multipurpose offering that features a modular design and can transport loads of up to 65-70 tons depending...
Integrity Fleet Services
Integrity Fleet Services
Equipment & Parts

FleetPride acquires Integrity Fleet Services

Aug. 16, 2023
The heavy duty truck and trailer parts distributor will integrate Integrity Fleet Services' products and processes into its own while supporting the maintenance and repair operation...
Felling Trailers
Larson LCT-7500

Felling Trailers adds Larson Cable Trailers to products

Aug. 16, 2023
The trailer manufacturer now offers the LCT-7500, LCT-5620, and LCT-5700 as part of its product lineup, with the acquisition expanding the company's reach nationwide
Motiv Argo Electric Truck
Truck Bodies

Motiv introduces medium-duty electric truck

New Argo Series for Class 4-6 applications, including refrigerated vehicles, features first ‘purpose-built’ EV cab designed with driver feedback collected over 2.8 million miles...
XL Specialized Trailers
Xl Main Logo R2

XL Specialized Trailers receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

Aug. 11, 2023
The trailer manufacturer's certification was provided by the Eagle Certification Group, who examined the team's processes, systems, and management
High Bar Brands
Dieters Facility
Equipment & Parts

High Bar Brands acquires Dieter’s Accessories

Aug. 9, 2023
Dieter’s Accessories, a manufacturer of heavy-duty truck parts and stainless-steel accessories, reportedly aligned with HBB's goals while also growing the latter's product portfolio...
Trailer Stacker 1

LiftWise introduces Trailer Stacker

Aug. 9, 2023
The manufacturer released a new, adjustable trailer-stacking product for trailer manufacturers, distributors, and dealers
Peterbilt Model 567 Crane
Equipment & Parts

Peterbilt touts new air suspension system for vocational trucks

Aug. 3, 2023
The suspension system features are designed to enhance joint integrity and durability, improve handling, increase air spring capacity and improve resistance to torque rod bushing...
Zevx Breezeline
Truck Bodies

ZEVX, cable operator partner for electric bucket truck retrofit

July 14, 2023
The Breezeline bucket truck was built on a 2019 Ford F-450 Chassis with an existing boom system outfitted with the ZEVX Athena Extended Range conversion
Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull is the first OEM with type approval for the fully-electric S.KOe COOL reefer semi-trailer with generator axle.

Schmitz Cargobull electric reefer with e-axle secures approval

July 7, 2023
The S.KOe COOL fully electric semi-trailer meets all the relevant statutory safety, environmental and production requirements of the European Union