October 2023

Jason McDaniel | Commercial Vehicle Group
Great Dane recently completed the integration of Thermo King’s TracKing transport refrigeration unit telematics into its FleetPulse platform.
Equipment & Parts

eSmart reefers: Intelligent refrigerated vehicles go electric

Nov. 1, 2023
Great Dane and its TRU partners spotlight advancements in the highly connected, temperature-controlled trucks and trailers of the future at the foodservice industry's largest ...
Kevin Jones | TBB
In ‘a particularly exciting year,’ the NATDA Trailer Show built on a record-setting (and award-winning) event a year ago to once again raise the bar for gatherings in the light- and medium-duty trailer business.
What’s in Print

NATDA Trailer Show breaks records

Oct. 30, 2023
2023's NATDA Trailer Show was packed with dealers and exhibitors for the light- and medium-duty trailer event
Jason McDaniel | Commercial Vehicle Group
Making the announcement at IFDA are, from left to right, Jeff Bennett, Utility Trailer president and CEO; Andreas Schmitz, Schmitz Cargobull CEO and chairman of the board; Steve Bennett, Utility COO; and Norbert Flacke, Cargobull Cool managing director.

Closer inspection: Cargobull leaders dish on North American plans

Oct. 30, 2023
Utility CEO Jeff Bennett and Schmitz Cargobull chairman Andreas Schmitz elaborate on their new joint venture, discuss new-market challenges, TRU-production synergies, and more...
Jason McDaniel | Commercial Vehicle Group
“Without further ado—let’s address the elephant in the room,” declared Amanda Bennett, before the first black curtain was pulled.

No bull: Utility brings Cargobull TRUs to U.S.

Oct. 30, 2023
New JV between trailer OEMs Utility and Schmitz Cargobull will deliver fully integrated, smart reefers with Cargobull refrigeration units to North American customers
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Game Changer
What’s in Print

Winning the ‘pricing game’

Oct. 27, 2023
From TBB print: Under the new book's framework, characteristics of the custom market are products that feature a lot of options, a broad customer base of very different sizes,...

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Vehicle suppliers employ over 900,000 workers, over six times more than the 146,000 UAW Detroit Three autoworkers, according to MEMA.
What’s in Print

UAW strikes impact supply chain: MEMA survey

Oct. 16, 2023
Even before workers rejected a tentative labor agreement at Mack Trucks and went on strike at multiple facilities on Oct. 9, MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers surveyed its members...
Elliot Equipment Company
D100i Digger Derrick Hi Res
Truck Equipment

Elliott Equipment Company introduces new products at expo

Oct. 9, 2023
Elliott Equipment Company displayed several new products at The Utility Expo in October, including the D47, D100i, L50, and V63
Equipment & Parts

Hendrickson acquires Brunner Inc.

Oct. 2, 2023
Hendrickson acquired the manufacturer to complement its own product offerings for medium- and heavy-duty suspensions, but the Brunner brand will remain going forward
Pitts Enterprises
Pitts Gt55 Front

Pitts introduces GT55 Contender, designed to 'revolutionize' heavy haul

Oct. 2, 2023
The most significant change is the low-profile cantilever neck design, which maximizes ride height capabilities and enhances performance, offering up to 24 inches of additional...
The Shyft Group
Shyft Blue Arc

Rush Truck Centers to provide sales, service for Blue Arc EVs

Oct. 2, 2023
Shyft’s Blue Arc EV will start customer deliveries in 2024 in Charlotte, Michigan. Vehicle sales and service support will be offered through authorized dealerships strategically...
Keith Manufacturing
Keith Walking Floor

Coolest Thing Made in Oregon contest selects WALKING FLOOR as finalist

Sept. 29, 2023
The contest has moved into its public voting phase, which will be open until Sept. 27
Indiana Manufacturers Association
Indiana Manufacturers Association
Equipment & Parts

Grote Industries to receive Indiana Manufacturers Association award

Sept. 28, 2023
Grote Industries will receive the Innovation Excellence Award on Wednesday, Oct. 18, for their innovative thinking, community involvement, and leadership.
Dexterity AI
Dexterity Truck Load 1

Dexterity AI and FedEx release robotic trailer loading technology

Sept. 27, 2023
FedEx is currently testing Dexterity AI's DexR robotic technology, which the company states has the ability to see, touch, move quickly, and learn while packing trailers
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Aftermarket Parts

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week hosts closing celebration at AT&T Stadium

Sept. 27, 2023
For HDAW 2024, the event will encourage greater connectivity with the Grapevine, Texas community by holding the 2024 All-Industry Closing Reception at the AT&T Stadium
ACT Research
Total Trailers Net Orders And Cancellation Rate August 2023

Fleet commitments 'mixed' as trailer orders hit seasonal lull: ACT Research

Sept. 26, 2023
'With orders still in seasonal retreat, coupled with the recent near-record order backlogs, this month’s intake met expectations on a consolidated level,' ACT's McNealy says
Detroit, Daimler Truck North America
Detroit Diesel 85 Anniversary

Detroit commemorates 85th anniversary

Sept. 25, 2023
The manufacturer recently celebrated its 85th anniversary at its Redford Campus in Michigan
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Distributors, Upfitters

NTEA releases fall 2023 U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Report

Sept. 20, 2023
In 2023's U.S. commercial Vehicle Market Report, Commercial Truck Trader, NTEA, and S&P Global Mobility noted some rebalancing in the market and will share more details at the...
Power Edison
Power Edison Two Trailers

Power Edison unveils utility-grade mobile energy storage system

Sept. 19, 2023
Power Edison's new TerraCharge platform is built for modularity, with customizable trailers to meet diverse power needs, voltages, and interconnection methods
Alectra Utilities
Alectra Inc Alectra Charges Forward With Its First All Electric
Truck Bodies

Alectra debuts first all-electric bucket truck

Sept. 19, 2023
Alectra's new all-electric bucket truck is one of the first to be delivered in Ontario and will be part of the company's electric vehicle pilot program
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ConMet hub assemblies standard for Cheetah Chassis trailers

Sept. 19, 2023
Cheetah Chassis selected ConMet's PreSet Plus hub assemblies for their advanced wheel-end technology, quality, ease of installation, warranty, future maintenance, and safety benefits...
Rockland Flooring
Rockland Factory

Wabash inks multi-year flooring supply deal

Sept. 18, 2023
On the heels of opening its advanced dry van manufacturing facility, the company closes another long-term agreement to enhance supply surety amid production growth
Toronto Hybrid
Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited Toronto Hydro Adds First F
Truck Bodies

Toronto Hydro adds first fully electric bucket truck

Sept. 15, 2023
The Ontario utilities provider will be adding an electric bucket truck to its fleet of 13 battery-electric vehicles and 53 hybrid vehicles
Terex Advance
Terex Advance
Truck Bodies

Terex Advance signs letter of intent to integrate Cummins X15H

Sept. 14, 2023
Terex Advance will be incorporating the Cummins' hydrogen combustion engine in the company's Commander Series, as several other companies have also promised to do over the past...
Bonnell Industries
Bonnell Groundbreaking
Snow & Ice

Bonnell Industries Inc. breaks ground on expansion

Sept. 14, 2023
The snow and ice equipment manufacturer has begun an expansion on their Illinois facility
CW Mill
Cw Mill Equipment Co , Inc 50 Years Copy
Equipment & Parts

CW Mill celebrates 50 years in business

Equipment supplier’s installation kit division includes upfitting components for refrigerated food transport vehicles, service and utility trucks, and more.
Carrier Transicold
Carrier Vector 8400 R Carb Intermodal Unit
Equipment & Parts

Carrier Transicold’s Vector 8400R Intermodal Unit offers lifetime CARB compliance

Sept. 12, 2023
Carrier Transicold's thin-profile refrigeration unit cuts particulate emissions for lifetime compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements
Phillips Industries
Rob Phillips Innovator Of The Year

Rob Phillips receives 2023 OCBJ Innovator of the Year Award

Sept. 8, 2023
The Orange County Business Journal recently recognized the CEO and president of Phillips Industries due to the company's work in product development and innovation
Quantron AG
Quantron Qli Fcev Scaled
Truck Bodies

Quantron, Ballard Power Systems begin delivery of fuel cell trucks

Sept. 8, 2023
Quantron AG and Ballard Power Systems first partnered in September 2021, a relationship which led to the companies debuting a heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle in 2022 and the recent...
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Equipment & Parts

Great Dane partners with SLIPNOT on safety grip solutions

Sept. 8, 2023
Great Dane has partnered with SLIPNOT to modify the former's Everest trailers with safety grips, preventing slips and falls on greasy or wet trailers
STS Trailer, Truck, and Equipment
Sts Truck Trailer Equipment
Distributors, Upfitters

STS Trailer, Truck, and Equipment acquires Truck & Trailer Sales

Sept. 7, 2023
The recent acquisition presents a growth milestone for the company, who expects a smooth transition with little to no service disruptions throughout the period
Bruckner Truck & Equipment
Bruckner Truck And Equipment

Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment will sell SmithCo Side Dump trailers

Sept. 7, 2023
Bruckner's Truck & Equipment has added the side dump trailer manufacturer's products to their lineup, growing SmithCo's dealer network in the process
Aperia Technologies
Halo Trailer Connect
Equipment & Parts

Aperia Technologies unveils new headquarters

Sept. 7, 2023
The tire management solutions provider recently completed its new company headquarters, which will consolidate much of its operations under one roof
REE P7-C Chassis Cab side view
Distributors, Upfitters

REE expands electric vehicle offerings with P7-C chassis cabs

Sept. 1, 2023
The electric truck and platform provider is working with Knapheide to increase flexibility and customization for electric vehicles