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August 9, 2021



Smart Trailers Tmc

Trailer telematics: Surviving 'the Wild West'

Do trailer telematics providers not understand what fleets want and need, or do fleets not appreciate the long-term advantages of a comprehensive smart trailer solution? Yes. (Part 1)


Industry Update

Tmc Smarttrailer Connected Concept

Trailer telematics: Beyond smart

As for adoption of the latest smart trailer technology, the phase-out of 3G networks means more than a million vehicles will need telematics upgrades, Phillips Connect's Rob Phillips points out—leading to 'a lot of positive momentum right now.' (Part 2)

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Ttma Manfuacturing (12)

Manufacturing demand still strong; supply chain an ongoing challenge: ISM

All segments of the manufacturing economy are impacted by near record-long raw-material lead times, continued shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and difficulties in transporting products, report says.

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Felling Ft 20 I S Ddi Air Ramp System With Badge

Felling to debut drop deck air ramp system

The air power mechanism is like those used on larger capacity trailers but scaled to a lighter duty cycle for the lower capacity trailer and ramps.

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Ridewell designs and manufactures air-ride suspensionfor the heavy-duty trailer industry. The company has served the transportation industry since 1967 and holds many active patents providing low maintenance and superior ride quality. Learn More >>


Ntea Amss

NTEA updates Annual Manufacturers’ Shipments Survey Report

This publication, featuring 2020 data, enables the industry to estimate market size by dollars and units for 76 product lines.

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Ideal for trailer manufacturers and body builders—the DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® paint system is the highly-productive, easy-to-use solution for creating durable, glossy finishes without breaking the bank.



Boat Us Trailer Failure

Most boat trailer failures happen for 2 reasons: BoatUS survey

Preventive measures to address tire, wheel bearings issues could eliminate nearly two-thirds of all potential breakdowns; axle problems come in as #3 trouble point, followed by general "trailer failure."

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SnowDogg® Expressway Municipal Snow Plow

Built for high speed highway and interstate use. Hydraulically reversible with a massive flared moldboard and an integrated, roll-formed deflector. Throws snow farther than a traditional straight blade and reduces drift to improve visibility.

Click here to learn more.


Zf Dock

ZF to combine units into single CV division by 2022

Wilhelm Rehm, member of the ZF board of management, is to head the new division and will oversee the commercial vehicle business in addition to industrial technology and materials management.

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Dana Partners With Switch Mobility

Dana, Switch Mobility partner to electrify CVs

Under the agreement, Dana will become a preferred supplier of electric drivetrain components for the electric vehicle company's e-bus and commercial vehicle offering.

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FleetPride refreshes logo to highlight service solutions

FleetPride’s parts and full range of service and repair solutions are available for all Class 6-8 vehicles and heavy-duty trailers.


Ali Budget Labels

Counterfeit lift alert: ALI

Certain automotive lifts from Budget Automotive Equipment Inc. installed in Ontario and possibly other Canadian provinces or U.S. states may bear a fraudulent declaration of compliance and certification, the notice says.

Tweco Mxh Pp Hi

Tweco MXH push-pull torches designed to feed up to 33 ft.

These torches maintain constant wire tension between two sets of drive rolls: one set in the feeder and one set in the MXH torch.


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