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Trailer Orders Unusually Strong, Used Trucks Sales Higher

July 27, 2015 by sehui

COLUMBUS, IN — Trailer net orders in the U.S. during June totaled nearly 27,900 units, jumping more than 73% since May while used truck sales also improved.

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Great Dane Shuffles Leadership Team

July 22, 2015 by sehui

SAVANNAH, GA – The trailer manufacturer Great Dane this week made some changes to its leadership team, including two newly created positions.

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Trailer Orders Rebound in June

July 20, 2015 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Net trailer orders in the U.S. recovered dramatically in June from the month before, hitting a level of 26,7000, according to the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.

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Fontaine Trailers Added to Tallman Group Selection

July 15, 2015 by sehui

MISSISSAUGA – The Tallman Group has announced the addition of Fontaine Heavy Haul and Fontaine Platform trailers at all nine of its Ontario dealer locations.

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Trailcon Leasing Riding Along with NASCAR Canada Racer

July 10, 2015 by sehui

BRAMPTON, ON — NASCAR Canadian Tire Series second-ranked driver Gary Klutt is chasing the 2015 championship and one trailer leasing outfit is along for the ride starting Saturday.

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Trailer Wizards Expands Delta BC Location

July 7, 2015 by sehui

VANCOUVER, BC – Trailer Wizards has expanded its facility in Delta, BC, giving it 13,500 square feet and featuring 24 bays while providing trailer rentals, leasing, service and parts under one roof.

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Great Dane Sets Supplier Summit and Innovation Challenge

July 6, 2015 by sehui

SAVANNAH, GA – Suppliers to one trailer manufacturer will soon be honored while they can also get together to talk about new trailer solutions they can offer up for the future.

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Used Truck Prices Still Increasing, Trailer Orders Ease

June 29, 2015 by sehui

COLUMBUS, IN – Used heavy truck prices in the U.S. during May took a break from their increasing pace. Commercial vehicle data provider Act Research reports the average cost in April experienced a leveling off, in keeping with the trend of flattening age and mileage, coming in just shy of US$50,000.Compared to April, the average price is up eight percent from last year, with the gains in line for ACT’s expectations of five percent to 10 percent price growth in 2015 in the Class 8 sector.
Total reported sales volumes of used Class 8 trucks fell to 2,496 units in May, down 11 percent month-over-month, but up three percent year-over-year.
“Volume softening can be seen in the retail and wholesale markets, with month over month declines of 12 percent and 14 percent, respectively,” said Steve Tam, vice president, commercial vehicle sector with Act Research. “Auction transactions saw a nine percent increase month over month, eight percent above volumes from May 2014. Our guidance for full year 2015 sales remains unchanged.”

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Truck Orders Still Show Strength, Trailers Declining

June 22, 2015 by sehui

COLUMBUS and BLOOMINGTON, IN – North American Class 8 truck net orders in May totaled just over 20,500 while Classes 5-7 posted 19,900 net orders, according to recent figures released by commercial vehicle industry data provider ACT Research.

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Transcourt Expands East; Transcourt Expands West

June 1, 2015 by Peter Carter

TORONTO — Transcourt Tank Leasing, a Canadian leader in leasing and long-term rental of liquid and dry bulk tank trailers, is on a growth roll.
In mid-April, the Toronto-based company used ExpoCam 2015 to launch their new Montreal office and in mid-May,Transcourt made a bold statement at the Peace Region Petroleum Show in Grande Prairie. “The West has always been one of our main markets in Canada. Business has slowed down, there is no denying the fact, but it will eventually pick up”, stated Joe Quaresma, Vice-President of Leasing for Western Canada.

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Trailcon Leasing Announces Five Appointments

June 1, 2015 by sehui

BRAMPTON, ON — Trailcon Leasing Inc. this week announced several appointments at the company’s new Brampton, ON head office. Mike Krell has been promoted to vice-president of sales and marketing.
Since joining the company in 2000, he has held a number of sales-related positions of increasing responsibility, according to the company. In his new capacity, he will continue to service his existing accounts, acquire new business, and oversee the sales team to maximize future growth. Effective April 1, Bryan Burningham joined Trailcon as vice-president of service and operations. He will report directly to President Alan Boughton, working with the service and operations team.

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Con-way Manufacturing Receives Trailer Maker Award…Again

May 28, 2015 by sehui

ANN ARBOR, MI. And SEARCY, AR. – The less-than-truckload trailer manufacturing and refurbishing company owned by the trucking and logistics provider Con-way Inc. announced this week it was honored with the 2014 Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA).

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Trailer Orders Decline 30% from Year Earlier

May 27, 2015 by sehui

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Net trailer orders in the U.S. posted big declines in April, according to new figures released by the freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.

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Trailer Wizards Expending with Two Purchases

May 13, 2015 by sehui

MISSISSAUGA, ON — One of Canada’s largest commercial trailer rental, leasing, sales, parts and service providers, Trailer Wizards Ltd., is expanding with the purchase of two related family businesses.

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Tallman Rebrands And Refreshes

April 2, 2015 by Peter Carter

KINGSTON, ON– Tallman Truck Centre has rebranded as Tallman Group. The new name brings with it a new logo, motto and website that the company brass says reflects Tallman’s rapid growth and variety of services..