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Trailer orders slow down, but still healthy

February 24, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

BLOOMINGTON, IN – January trailer orders hit 27,300 units, returning to last January’s volumes, according to industry analysts FTR Associates.

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FTR confirms strong month for trailer orders

December 22, 2014 by Allan Janssen

BLOOMINGTON, IN – November proves to be the second highest month ever, with orders over the last 12 months now totaling 342,000.

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Extended trailers now allowed in Western Canada

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

WINNIPEG, MB -Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has signed a Western Memorandum of Understanding on Rocky Mountain Doubles and is ready to proceed with implementation.

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GE VERIWISE TRACKING FOR REEFER TRAILERS

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

GE VeriWise Asset Intelligence is now available for use with refrigerated
trailers.

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HOW TO WEIGH DIFFERENT TRAILER TYPES

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

From CAT scale, a guide to weighing different trailer styles

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Trailer Orders Strong, Cancellations Low This Season

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers ordered 25 percent more trailers between October 2013 and April 2014 than over the same period a year before, according to freight forecasters at ACT Research.

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Meritor Turnaround Puts Company Back In The Black

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OEM component supplier Meritor has posted profits through the first two fiscal quarters this year after 2013 resulted in losses.

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Quality Promised, Quality Delivered

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Cobra takes great pride in the fact that the “Cobra” product still achieves the highest resale value in the marketplace. Cobra trailers have set the gold standard for semi-dump trailer construction since John Cadenhead founded the company in 1982. 30 years later, Cobra trailers remains unmatched in structural integrity of our frame while also being the lightest steel chassis available in the market … and we can prove it!

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Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group adds Great Dane to Menu

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SURREY, B.C. – – Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group has just joined Great Dane Trailer’s North American distribution network.

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Ontario Lengthens B-trains; Gives Tow Trucks Right of Way

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – B-trains in Ontario have just had an extra half-meter added to their compliant length.

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Hole in the Cart: Controlling Rust

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How to keep your trailer metal from rusting away.

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Challenger goes long on trailer orders

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Challenger Group recently received 300 LCV-equipped trailers and the converter dollies to connect them.

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Boat Tails Trailing Not Far Behind Canada’s Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 223 (CMVSS 223) published a regulation change that will allow for more “boat tail” designs to be used by trucking companies once the provincial regulations are updated.

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Graphics: Paint Your Wagons

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Bold messaging can transform your iron into sales tools.

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Lighting your loads

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BALTIMORE — If you Google “Nightmoves,” you’ll get a line of glittery prom gowns, perfect for dressing up the graduating coed in your life.