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Trailer/Body Builders magazine—August 2018 issue

Sept. 5, 2018
The August 2018 issue has feature articles on TBEI Lake Crystal, Wabash mid-year results, and ZF's no touch supply chain.

Highlights from the August 2018 issue:

  • A year after being acquired by Federal Signal Corporation, the focus at Truck Bodies and Equipment International’s Lake Crystal, MN, manufacturing facility is to have a plan and stick to it.
  • At FMI Trucks, a truck dealer and upfitter based in Portland, the key to success is understanding what a customer needs and providing ‘a complete tool’ to get the job done.

Read the August 2018 feature articles:

Editorial: Too hot to handle? 

Cover Story: Having a plan, sticking to it: At TBEI Lake Crystal, a consistent message, attainable goals keys to performance under pressure  

Features: Wabash mid-year results Hot trailer market cooled by supply chain challenges, labor pressure

ZF’s no-touch supply chain: From the factory floor to the DC to the Last Mile, sensors and algorithms are taking over logistic

Underhood vs PTO solutions: NTEA's relations director shares insights into new vocational truck options available to fleet professionals

Best practices for evaluating solar panels on trailers NACFE's latest Confidence Report examines solar panels on tractors and trailers, plus the potential cost savings and driver-retention benefits for fleets

FMI: Why not? Truck dealer, upfitter, ‘farm engineer’ solves problems through innovation

Find articles from other back issues of the magazine in the Issue Archives.

Trailer/Body Builders is the only magazine dedicated to the manufacture, sale, and service of commercial trucks and trailers. Its editorial (which includes ideas for management, production, sales, and marketing) targets upper management of these companies.