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Great Western Named an East Manufacturing Dealer

Posted on 4/30/2015 by Gwen Brown

East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, CA, as an authorized East dealer. With 43 years of experience, Great Western will sell East flatbed and drop deck trailers in addition to providing full service and parts support for East trailers.

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Trailer Net Orders Up 7% Over February According to FTR

Posted on 4/30/2015 by Gwen Brown

U.S. trailer net orders were 22,000 units in March, up 7% over February but down 25% over March 2014, according to FTR Associates.

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Wabash National Signs New Exclusive Agreement with Aurora Parts

Posted on 4/30/2015 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, today announced a new five-year agreement with Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van, and platform trailers sold under the leading brand names Wabash National, Transcraft and Benson.

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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Totaled $85.7 Billion in February 2015

Posted on 4/22/2015 by Gwen Brown

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $85.7 billion in February 2015 as two out of five transportation modes – air and truck – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in February 2014, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by theU.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) (Figure 1, Table 1). The $85.7 billion total is the lowest February value for U.S.-NAFTA freight since 2011. Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by all modes decreased by 4.3 percent. The value of NAFTA trade by pipeline and vessel declined in February due to the reduced unit price of mineral fuel shipments.

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Bendix’s Indiana Facility Earns Recognition From Parent Company

Posted on 4/21/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Huntington, IN manufacturing campus of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has received the 2014 KB-Truck Knorr Excellence Award, given by the Munich, Germany-based Knorr-Bremse (KB) Group at its World Meeting.

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Maxon Lift Receives 2014 Vendor Of Year Award From Dickinson Fleet

Posted on 4/21/2015 by Gwen Brown

Maxon Lift Corp., the largest privately-owned liftgate manufacturer in North America), has received the Vendor of the Year Award from Dickinson Fleet.

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Dorsey Trailer Announces Expansion, More Jobs

Posted on 4/21/2015 by Gwen Brown

Dorsey Trailer, a division of Pitts Enterprises, Inc., is pleased to announce a plant expansion to its Elba Facility. The expansion will add 50 new jobs to the Wiregrass area and usher in more production for a leading flatbed manufacturer. “Anytime you add jobs, you add a lot of vitality to a city,” said Elba Mayor Mickey Murdock. “Fifty jobs means 50 families get fed, and if you multiply that times four, you get 200 people.”

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BTS Issues Transportation Statistics Annual Report

Posted on 4/21/2015 by Gwen Brown

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR). The 18th edition of this congressionally mandated report presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the transportation system. It also includes data and statistics on passenger travel, freight movement, transportation and the economy, system reliability, safety, energy use and environmental impacts. In addition, it focuses on closing data gaps and improving the ways in which transportation statistics are collected, compiled, analyzed, and published. TSAR is a report of the BTS director to the President and Congress. The complete report or individual sections may be downloaded directly from the BTS website. Printed copies are also available upon request via e-mail through orders@bts.gov or online through the BTS Bookstore.

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Talbert Introduces Valspar R-Cure 800® Paint and Aquaguard™ Corrosion Upgrades

Posted on 4/21/2015 by Gwen Brown

To ensure long-lasting color and gloss, and optimal corrosion protection, Talbert Manufacturing now offers Valspar R-Cure 800® as its standard paint. Talbert also offers Valspar’s Aquaguard™ primer as an upgrade corrosion protection option.

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