March 2024

Alex Keenan ︱Trailer-Body Builders
What’s in Print

Ouch! Why didn’t you say something sooner?

April 17, 2024
MEMA survey rips the bandage off of supplier/distributor relationships
Equipment & Parts

Hendrickson introduces Roadmaax Z rear air suspension

March 4, 2024
Innovative suspension system is approved for use with lift axles and up to 25 percent off-highway operation
MEMA: The Vehicle Suppliers Association
Aftermarket Parts

‘3 Dragons,’ ‘4 Bulls’ presenting at 2024 Vision Conference

March 4, 2024
MEMA's 2024 conference will feature the return of the '3 Dragons: Aftermarket Outlook' session and a new event '4 Bulls: Future Technologies = Future Opportunities'
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New to the Market

Predictive insights take guesswork out of maintenance

Predictive maintenance technology leverages vehicle data to plan maintenance schedules, decrease downtime, and increase the efficiency of operations.
Power Heavy Duty
Distributors, Upfitters

Childers Auto and Truck Parts joins Power Heavy Duty

March 1, 2024
The young distribution and service business will continue to serve the Pikeville community in their new role

More content from March 2024

Thermo King
Trailer Dealers

Thermo King celebrates top TRU technicians

Transport refrigeration unit manufacturer crowns Top Tech Dealer Technicians after skills competition featuring more than 100 participants from its dealership network
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DOT warns of potential ‘nurse tank’ failures

New FMCSA/PHMSA safety advisory spotlights possible ‘catastrophic failure’ of certain AWT hazmat tanks, outlines recommendation for periodic testing
Equipment & Parts

Optronics expands blackout lighting family

Feb. 24, 2024
The two new, thin, surface-mount-style lamps are the latest additions to Optronics’ family of eight smoke-lens LED lights
Link Manufacturing
Equipment & Parts

Link upgrades LB20 ramp line

Feb. 24, 2024
Improvements include weight reduction, lift assist, and fully assembled shipping
Trailer Dealers

NATDA to hold Trailer Tech Expo in 2025

Feb. 23, 2024
The organization's new event, scheduled for February 2025, will focus on trailer technology and training
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Phase 3 of the Clean Trucks Plan: Two perspectives

Alliance of top vehicle manufacturers and suppliers wants to push EPA Phase 3 through, while ATA and EMA think otherwise
Drōv Technologies

EnTrans, Drōv extend Tank Ai partnership

Feb. 22, 2024
The intelligent tank trailer system powered by Drōv’s AirBoxOne is an exclusive offering for Heil Trailer and Polar Tank new builds and retrofits
Truck Equipment

Maverick, SKF, Road Ready partner to catch wheel-off events

Feb. 22, 2024
SKF's TraX wheel end monitoring system tracks wheel bearing vibration and temperature to alert fleets of potential failures
Thermo King
Trailer Dealers

Thermo King awards top dealership awards for 2023

Feb. 19, 2024
The 2023 North America Dealer of the Year award went to Thermo King of the Southeast, while Videfrigo Implements for Transport and Refrigeration Ltd received the 2023 Latin America...
Equipment & Parts

FMCSA renews MirrorEye camera exemption

Feb. 17, 2024
Stoneridge secures new five-year exemption that allows owners of trucks equipped with its monitoring system to remove conventional rear-view mirrors
ACT Research

Trailer orders soften to open 2024—as expected: ACT Research

Feb. 17, 2024
With fleet profits down, trailer orders are coming in but 'not at the same rapid pace that they have the last few years,' says ACT's McNealy
Safe Fleet
Truck Equipment

Clarience Technologies acquires Safe Fleet

Feb. 16, 2024
The acquisition expanded Clarience Technologies' safety portfolio and expanded the company's reach in multiple segments, including law enforcement, waste, and transit
Polar King Mobile
Trailer Dealers

Polar King Mobile adds Denver dealer

Feb. 16, 2024
The addition of Jayhawk Trailers as a Polar King Mobile dealer expands the manufacturer's footprint in Colorado
Ford Pro

Ford opens orders for 2025 MY Police Interceptor Utility

Feb. 15, 2024
The latest Police Interceptor Utility offers additional productivity and safety features, as well as the Ford Pro Upfit Integration System (UIS)
Equipment & Parts

MOTIS Brands acquires TITAN Ramps

Feb. 2, 2024
With this acquisition, MOTIS Brands is expanding its product portfolio and will offer TITAN ramps on