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September 27, 2021



Anthony Bell, team lead, fabrication, (left) and Joshua J. Coster, Wil-Ro Inc. president and owner discuss a welding approach.

People before product

Truck body builder Wil-Ro Inc. emphasizes values, relationships first—success to follow


Industry Update

Act Trailers Aug21

Trailer orders rebound: ACT

Any relief from production limits will occur only when supply chain issues are solved, providing confidence for material and components supply and pricing, says ACT's Maly.

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Western Star 47 X

Western Star broadens vocational range with 47X

The 47X is about 200 lb. lighter than the 49X—noteworthy because DTNA engineers devoted a great deal of effort to reduce weight without compromising strength on the 49X.

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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 >>


International Mv Series

International reveals newly designed medium-duty series

The MV Series was designed for increased maneuverability, visibility, and safety with an aerodynamic hood and updated breakaway mirrors to provide improved visibility for drivers.

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Kx 2021 Bb Manual

Kenworth posts body builder manual for medium-duty lineup

The 2021 manual is especially useful when specifying a new medium-duty truck, particularly when the body builder is involved in the vehicle definition and ordering process.

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Keep on Trucking with In-Stock AR Steel

We have Valast® 450 AR steel in stock, ready to ship or cut to your needs. For tipper and dumper truck bodies, asphalt pavers, concrete mixer or refuse trucks.      

Watch our videos to find out more.


Curry Supply Keystone

Curry Supply launches Keystone line of service trucks

With a heavy-duty aluminum design and the Pro option for a crane body, the latest addition to the service body world offers superior construction with the lightweight benefits of aluminum.

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Last year we changed the industry. Here we go again.

The launch of the Western Star 49X introduced what might just be the best vocational truck ever built. And in September, we’re adding another tool to the X-Series tool kit, purpose-designed to expand on the already-impressive, ground-breaking versatility of the 49X.

To find out more, visit


Fleet Pride Acquires Truck Service Company

FleetPride acquires Truck Service Company

Truck Service Company has provided repair and service work for drivers and fleets in southern Tennessee and northern Georgia since 1989.

Hendrickson Tiremaax Pro Lb

Hendrickson introduces Tiremaxx Pro-LB

The trailer tire pressure control system is designed to adjust pressure based on axle load.


Doleco Layer Lok Double Deck System Reefer Trailer

Doleco launches double-decking cargo systems

The three LayerLok systems will work to enable dry vans, reefers, and shipping containers to carry twice the load.

Bolt Locks For Commercial Pickups

Bolt Locks to help contractors reduce key ring cutter

Designed to protect equipment, such as hitches, utility or enclosed trailers, the one-key lock technology uses specially crafted tumblers to memorize a vehicle’s ignition key the first time it is inserted into the lock.


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Nashville, TN 37215