There are few ways of comparing air disc brakes to drum brakes that discs don’t come out on top. Still, fleet adoption rates in North America hover around 10 percent. That begs the question, are discs too good for their own good? Drum brakes get the job done, so is there any pressing need to look beyond our traditional and proven way of stopping trucks? The short answer to that question would be no-in most cases. The thing with brakes is you never really know how valuable they are until you really, really need them. And brakes never fail in any way that’s less than spectacular. So, if no great need has ever arisen, you can’t be blamed for dismissing the arguably more costly and heavier air disc brake systems as an expensive luxury.
ST.-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC — The tanker trailer manufacturer Tremcar says it has developed a solution in collaboration with one of its customers when it comes to the problem of safely loading and unloading cargo.
DOWNERS GROVE, IL — NationaLease announced its 2015 Canadian Leadership Summit will be held Nov. 3-5, at the Hyatt Regency, Montreal. This summit, now in its eighth year, is the opportunity for networking and discussion among the most important topics affecting the Canadian truck leasing industry, according to the group.
SAINT-GEORGES, QC – One of Canada’s largest trailer manufacturers, Manac Inc., has returned to private ownership after going public just two years ago.
SAINT-GEORGES, QC – Plans to take the Canadian trailer manufacturer Manac Inc. private took a big step forward on Wednesday with shareholders voting their approval.
HALEYVILLE, AL – The trailer manufacturer Fontaine has named Alan Briley as president of its Fontaine Commercial Platform business. Briley joined Fontaine in October of 2010 as a regional vice president of sales. His previous experience includes nine years at Trailer Sales of Tennessee, five years with Hendrickson and four years at Aero Industries.
OAKVILLE, ON — Transcourt Tank Leasing has announced the appointment of Kevin Quick to the role of vice president of business development for Western Canada, which includes British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
COLUMBUS and BLOOMINGTON, IN – Net trailer orders in the U.S. during August increased sharply from July’s pace, according to two new reports, due in large part to a spike in the dry van segment.
MISSISSAUGA, ON — Trailer Wizards Ltd. is sponsoring Food Banks Canada’s 2015 Hunger Awareness Week for the third consecutive year. During this campaign, ‘Let’s Bring Some Focus To Hunger”, the trailer dealer and its employees will be spreading awareness of the issue of hunger across the country and the need for donations to food banks as well as supporting national programs now through Sept. 25.
MISSISSAUGA, ON — The commercial trailer rental, leasing, and service, Trailer Wizards Ltd. has named Tim Tymko as branch manager for the Calgary, AB customer care center.
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHLIEU, QC – The tanker trailer manufacturer Tremcar Inc. recently announced two changes in its personnel lineup.
ST.-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIE, QC — It’s not often politicians stop by to express their thanks for something you have done, but one did just that last week, during the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show in Weyburn in a meeting with a trailer manufacturing executive.
SPRINGVILLE, AL — Fontaine Heavy-Haul has added two key people to its operations to support its continued growth in the lowbed and extendable trailer markets.
COLUMBUS and BLOOMINGTON, IN — U.S. trailer net orders in July totaled more than 20,300 units, a 27 percent decline from the unsustainable 27,900-unit June pace, but still managed to rise 7 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Levis, QC — The tanker trailer manufacturer Tremcar has opened a new Quebec service center, that was a long time in the making, according to the company.