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Trail King Industries, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing, Inc.

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Trail King Industries, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Dakota Trailer Manufacturing Inc., a nationally recognized manufacturer of Aluminum Grain Trailers for the agricultural market.

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Thirty-three Foot Double Trailers Allowed in New House Bill

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

A $55 billion transportation and housing spending bill, approved by the House Appropriations Committee, includes a provision to allow 33-foot double trailers on Interstate and other highways, regardless of state laws.

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Trailer Wizards Acquires GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.; Markham Equipment Sales Ltd.

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

A Canada’s leader in professional commercial trailer rental, leasing, sales, parts and service, Trailer Wizards Ltd. announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire two related family businesses; GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.—one of Ontario’s leading trailer rental companies—and Markham Equipment Sales Ltd.—one of Ontario’s leading buyers and sellers of new and used trailers. The acquisitions are expected to finalize June 1, 2015.

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Utility’s Plant in Paragould, AR, Receives Silver Safety Award

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company’s Paragould, AR, manufacturing plant has received the Liberty Mutual Insurance Silver Safety Award.

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Utility Tri-State Named New Clement HilBilt Distributor in Oklahoma

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Clement Industries & HilBilt Manufacturing, a manufacturer of material-hauling and construction dump trailers, has announced that Utility Tri-State, a regional leader in the sale of new and used trailers, has joined the Clement HilBilt nationwide distributor network.

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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Numbers Increased 0.9% in March 2015

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $96.1 billion in March 2015 as three out of five transportation modes – air, rail, and truck – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in March 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). Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by all modes decreased by 5.3 percent. The value of NAFTA trade by pipeline and vessel declined in March due to the reduced unit price of mineral fuel shipments.

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Hendrickson Launches New Websites for Europe and India

Posted on 5/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Hendrickson launches global, multi-lingual European and India websites. “The introduction of these regional websites demonstrate our support and commitment to building global relationships, extending our reach and providing innovative products and services to benefit truck and trailer manufacturers, fleets and owner operators in these various countries,” stated Mark Slingluff, director of marketing and communications at Hendrickson.

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Travis Body & Trailer Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Posted on 5/20/2015 by Gwen Brown

Travis Body & Trailer, Inc., a leading manufacturer of end dumps, bottom dumps, transfer trailers and specialty dump trailers, hired Greg D. Smith as its new vice president of sales and marketing.

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ALCOA ROLLS OUT MOST DURABLE, EASY-TO-MAINTAIN ALUMINUM TRUCK WHEEL TO NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

Posted on 5/20/2015 by Gwen Brown

Alcoa, a lightweight, high-performance metals leader, has rolled out its most durable, easy-to-maintain commercial truck wheel, Dura-Bright® EVO, to the North American market.

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Wabash National Corporation Awards Scholarships for 2015

Posted on 5/20/2015 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) announced today it has awarded 10 students with scholarships that, combined, represent a total award of $50,000.

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