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August 16, 2021



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Trailer orders remain low with production slots filled: FTR

Fleets are 'desperate' for new dry vans, but trailer OEMs continue to struggle with workers, components—improvement expected, but challenges could extend into 2022.


Industry Update

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Great Dane's FleetPulse telematics platform now standard

The package also includes built-in CAN harnessing, so that smart sensors can be added in the aftermarket and when new technology is introduced.

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Trailer orders on hold, but 'surge' coming: ACT Research

'When the order season eventually opens, expect a surge of pent-up volume to flood in, likely resulting in a very significant commitment of available 2022 production capacity,' says ACT's Maly.

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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 >>


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Reading Truck Group grows westward with Semi Service Inc. buy

The addition of the Salt Lake City-based distributor/upfitter and its three locations increases the number of Reading’s distribution and upfitting locations to 17 centers nationwide.

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FABTECH to feature 400+ new products

The 2021 show will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors (including 93 new exhibitors) demonstrating their products, processes and manufacturing solutions.

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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.



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FTR cancels September conference, citing COVID concerns

The transportation forecasting firm plans to unveil, in the next few weeks, an enhanced series of FTR's State of Freight and State of Equipment webinars in lieu of the annual event.

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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.


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VIPAR promotes independent distribution, supports 'We Supply America' campaign

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply based in Mercer, Penn., is featured in the latest episode, now available on demand

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Kinedyne Reflective Veeboards

Kinedyne offers new reflective VeeBoards

Non-electrical, bright-plastic cargo corner protectors are designed to increase cargo and open-deck trailer visibility while also protecting load securement straps from sharp edges on cement, steel and wood.

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Starrett multi-purpose band saw blades feature 'bi-metal unique' technology

Featuring a patented process provides 170% more weld contact with the teeth, Intenss blades exhibit superior resistance to tooth strippage, significantly reducing fracture and breakage.


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