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  • ECONOMIC WATCH: Trailer orders slid 51% in 2019

    January 22, 2020 10:22AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer net orders finished 2019 down 51% from full-year 2018 levels, while December orders were off by 13% from November, according to ACT Research. “While seven of the 10 major trailer categories posted month-over-month gains, the

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    Breadner Trailers wins Hyundai Translead dealer award

    January 22, 2020 7:33AM by Truck News

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has been named Hyundai Translead’s North American Dealer of the Year, and has been given exclusive rights to the Greater Toronto Area. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, told Trucknews.com that “In a short timespan

  • TIP closes acquisition of Trailer Wizards

    December 30, 2019 8:26AM by Truck News

    AMSTERDAM The Netherlands — TIP Trailer Services has completed the acquisition of Trailer Wizards, a supplier of trailer rental and leasing services in Canada, the company said Monday. TIP will now integrate Trailer Wizards with its existing Canadian business, Train

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    TIP gets green light to buy Trailer Wizards

    November 20, 2019 6:08AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TIP Trailer Services has announced its acquisition of Trailer Wizards has received a no-action letter from Competition Bureau Canada, allowing the deal to proceed. The deal, struck Sept. 4, is expected to close in January 2020, according

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    Trailer orders bounce back

    November 18, 2019 9:07AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders totaled 31,900 units in October, representing a 71% spike from September, but down 42% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the second straight month of sequential growth greater than 70%. Year-to-date

  • Manac opens research and innovation center

    November 14, 2019 9:56AM by Truck News

    ST-GEORGES, Que. – Manac has opened a 62,000 sq.-ft. research and innovation center. The company says its new center will help support and accelerate Manac’s research and product design efforts, will optimize manufacturing processes, and allow it to implement new

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    Trailer orders bounce back

    October 16, 2019 10:30AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders rebounded in September, to 19,000 units according to preliminary figures from FTR. That marked the strongest month since February, as some fleets began placing orders for 2020. Orders were up 81% compared to August, but

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    Kriska, Turbo Images celebrate Bianca Andreescu

    September 23, 2019 7:56AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Kriska and Turbo Images have teamed up to pay tribute to Canadian tennis star, Bianca Andreescu. The 19-year-old U.S. Open winner is celebrated on a 53-ft. trailer which features images of her in action, as well as

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    Trailer orders remain in low holding pattern

    September 18, 2019 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Final trailer orders for August remained in a low holding pattern at 10,400 units, according to FTR. August’s final orders were down 71% year-over-year, while cancellations were elevated for the third consecutive month, FTR reports. Trailer backlogs

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    Truck and trailer orders normalizing, not crashing: FTR

    September 11, 2019 8:34PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders have fallen sharply in recent months, but FTR forecasters aren’t sounding any alarms, and say the drop marks a return to more normal levels. Eric Starks, CEO of FTR, also chalked the decline

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    Utility Trailer says jury confirmed trailers without side underride guards are not defective

    September 3, 2019 1:10PM by Truck News

    SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Utility Trailer says a jury has confirmed its trailers manufactured without side underride guards are not defective. However, the trailer manufacturer was still found 45% liable for a crash that saw a crash victim’s family

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    Lewis Trailers offering Fontaine products

    August 28, 2019 2:00PM by Truck News

    LA PRESENTATION, Que. – Lewis Trailers has announced it is now representing Fontaine semi-trailers. “This company manufactures state-of-the-art aluminum flatbed trailers using the StirLite friction-stir welding process used by the aerospace industry for the construction of spacecraft,” says Pierre-Anthony Côté,

  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

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    Breadner Trailers holds Mississauga open house

    August 16, 2019 3:40PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Breadner Trailers held an open house at its Mississauga location Aug. 15, where it served up lunch and an up-close look at the Hyundai Translead trailer line it now represents. The company has been operating out of

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    Trailer orders remain weak in July: FTR

    August 13, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported preliminary trailer orders for July totaled 9,000 units, showing continued weakness but up 61% from a “dismal” June. Orders were down 68% compared to July 2018. FTR reports van fleets have already placed their