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August 23, 2021



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Trailer, truck OEMs continue to park ‘red-tag’ units

Concerns about availability and pricing are major factors in the unwillingness of OEMs to accept future trailer orders, which is causing uncertainty about the timing of the ‘official’ opening of the 2022 books.


Industry Update

Fontaine Xcalibur Cal Legal

Fontaine Heavy-Haul rolls out 53-ft. California-legal extendable trailers

The four new Xcalibur platform models are 53 feet in the closed position and 90 feet fully opened.

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'Backing the Red’: Felling sets 2021 Trailer for a Cause auction dates

Felling has manufactured and painted one of its FT-3 drop deck utility trailers a signature fire engine red with custom fire engine gold pinstriping, and bearing the MNFFF emblem.

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Manitowoc to acquire Aspen Equipment

The deal is designed to expand Manitowoc’s direct-to-customer footprint in Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota with new sales, used sales, parts, service, and rentals to a variety of end markets.

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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 >>


Pma Aug21

Lingering pandemic, long lead times impact metalformers' outlook: PMA

'Members are experiencing ongoing challenges particularly in finding the raw materials needed to meet demand, with some members expecting steel lead times to extend into midyear of 2022,' says PMA's David Klotz.

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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.



The Ford Classic 4X4 is based on a Ford Econoline E-350 cutaway chassis upfitted with a specially designed 4x4 system and a custom molded fiberglass body.

Custom builder Field Van offers new line of 4x4 adventure vans

Field Van also recently announced a new 10,000 square foot facility in Reno, Nev., that has increased its output and expanded operations to now include over 80 employees.

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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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Dexstar Wheel celebrates 50 years of 'American Made'

The Elkhart, Ind.-based company has been awarded up to $590,000 in tax credits for an expansion project, anticipated to be fully in place by 2023, that will result in hiring up to 60 new full-time employees.

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Tmc Annual Meeting Advance

TMC fall meeting, technology exhibition set for Sept. 12-16

The event—whose theme is “Mastering the New Realities of Maintenance Management”—will feature TMC’s customary slate of educational sessions, focusing on vehicle electrification and future vehicle design

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AWS launches online 'Solution Selling for Welding' training

This self-paced course is ideal for corporate members, businesses, and individuals looking to stay competitive in the welding industry and bolster their sales efforts.


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