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Talbert Manufacturing Customization on Full Display at MATS Company Exhibits Fully Customized 55SA-HX and 65-Ton Modular Trailers

Posted on 4/19/2013 by Gwen Brown

Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, put its customization capabilities on full display during the Mid-America Trucking show (MATS) in Louisville, KY, March 21–23, 2013. Talbert displayed a 55SA-HX and a 65-ton modular HRG hydraulic gooseneck trailer that can be set up in a 3+3+2 East Coast configuration. Both trailers were customized specifically to meet the end-users’ capacity, geography and payload needs.

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Transportation Committee to Hold First Hearing of Special Panel on Freight Transportation

Posted on 4/19/2013 by Gwen Brown

Washington, DC – Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), Chairman of the Committee’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, will hold the panel’s first hearing next Wednesday on the importance of freight transportation to the U.S. economy, the current operation of the freight network, what challenges impact its performance, and what can be done to improve the efficiency and safety of freight transportation.

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Felling Trailers’ Employees Participate in Minnesota Food Share’s March Campaign

Posted on 4/16/2013 by Gwen Brown

During the month of March, employees at Felling Trailers collected money for the Sauk Centre Food Shelf and Meeker County Food Shelf as part of Minnesota Food Share’s March Campaign. A total of four lbs. of toiletries and $900 was donated through Felling Trailers’ second year participating in Minnesota Food Share’s March Campaign.

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Roll-Rite® Redesigns STS Series Tarp Systems for Side Dumps

Posted on 4/16/2013 by Gwen Brown

Roll-Rite® has redesigned its STS Side Dump system. The rear tarp arm features new pillow block bearing mount to absorb flex of a 4 inch tarp axle. Increased spring pressure accommodates heavier tarps and longer trailers. Pre-assembled, pre-wired arm and a compact, flanged mounting bracket allow faster, easier installation. The Rite-Touch™ electric kit features built-in amp sensing technology to prevent over-tightening of tarp, reducing tarp wear. Stowing, lock-down and watertight variations are available. For more information, visit www.RollRite.com.

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Travis Appoints Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona as its Newest Independent Dealer

Posted on 4/16/2013 by Gwen Brown

Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. of Houston, TX is pleased to announce the appointment of Utility Trailer Sales Company of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ as its newest independent dealer in the state of Arizona. Utility Trailer from its 2 offices in Phoenix and Tucson. The relationship began in late 2012

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BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI); Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in February from January

Posted on 4/10/2013 by Gwen Brown

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in February from January, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The February 2013 index level (113.9) was 20.1 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession and the highest level since December 2011 (Tables 1, 2A).

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Havco Sells Over 100,000 Composite Floors for Dry Van Trailers

Posted on 4/10/2013 by Gwen Brown

Havco Wood Products LLC, the trucking industry’s leader in dry van trailer flooring, has reached its biggest milestone to date: over 100,000 composite floors sold. In 1995, the company began shipping the Havco Composite Floor™ – a 100% laminated floor strengthened by a glass fiber sheet that doubles the floor’s strength. Since then, its composite floor has been incorporated into trucking fleets of every size. The Havco Composite Floor™ has been noted for its high fatigue resistance, weight savings, proven durability, low maintenance, moisture protection and better ROI when compared to conventional hardwood floors.

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XL Specialized Trailers Names Jim Hawk Truck Trailers 2012 XL Dealer of the Year

Posted on 4/10/2013 by Gwen Brown

XL Specialized Trailers, a market-leading specialized heavy-haul trailer manufacturer, has named dealer Jim Hawk Truck Trailers their 2012 Dealer of the Year. XL presented the award to Jim Hawk on March 20 during the Mid-AmericaTrucking Show in Louisville, KY

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Aero Industries Promotes Jeff Boyd to Director of Sales

Posted on 4/1/2013 by Gwen Brown

Aero Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tarp systems and trailer accessories, recently promoted Jeff Boyd to director of sales.

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BTS Releases North American Trade Numbers by Mode of Transportation for January

Posted on 4/1/2013 by Gwen Brown

Trucks carried 59.3 percent of the $90.5 billion in trade in January 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, followed by rail at 14.3 percent, vessels at 9.8 percent, pipelines at 8.1 percent and air at 3.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Table 2). The surface transportation modes of truck, rail and pipeline carried 81.7 percent of the total NAFTA trade.

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