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Trailer/Body Builders magazine—June 2018 issue

July 5, 2018
The June 2018 issue includes TTMA 2018 Convention Coverage and the long-term market outlook for trailer manufacturing.

Highlights from the June 2018 issue:

TTMA Convention Report issue: The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association held its 76th annual convention in Santa Ana Pueblo NM. The convention program included:

  • The Future of Manufacturing—Panelists detail the challenges posed by disruptive technologies, the Millennial workforce, and Big Data
  • Industry Forecast—Analysts provide insight into economic trends and their impact on trailer production.
  • Associates’ presentations—A roundup of the latest in trailer-related products and services from TTMA associate members.

Long-term market outlook: What can trailer manufacturers expect from the economy and, accordingly, from the transportation sector heading toward 2020 and beyond?

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Cover Story: Sunshine and light: TTMA’s annual gathering highlights booming business 

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TTMA Convention Coverage:

  • TTMA Annual Convention photo roundup: With nearly 500 registrants and 73 first timers—representing 20 trailer manufacturers, nine tank manufacturers, and 100 associate companies—the traditional schedule of business meetings and general sessions, golf and tennis events, the poolside...
  • Disruptive Technology—Smith says 3D printing on brink of revolutionizing every industry, including manufacturing 
  • TTMA launches industry-wide safety effort 
  • Managing Millennials—Author, speaker Tulgan outlines strategies for motivating, retaining younger generation in today’s changing workplace 
  • Robot uprising—Vigillo president says big data, quantum computing accelerating technological development at ‘unimaginable’ pace 
  • New trailer products, services for 2018. Fourteen TTMA associate members offered updates on trailer-related products and services during the general sessions. Here’s a summary of those presentations

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

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.