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November 15, 2021



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Court removes trailers from GHG 2 emissions rule

"Trailers ... have no motor. They are therefore not 'motor vehicles,'" the Nov. 12 decision states, thereby allowing trailer buyers, not a federal rule, to determine the appropriate equipment based on application.


Industry Update

Wabash Workers

‘Time to be bold’: Wabash restructures, rebrands for record-setting 2022

With a backlog of almost $2 billion to end the third quarter, the trailer manufacturer expects to nearly triple earnings next year through volume and a new pricing/cost recovery structure.

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Ftr Trailers 1021

Trailers orders slip as manufacturers play catch-up on 2021

OEMs that are booking orders beyond Q1 are utilizing material surcharges in order to price trailers fairly due to commodity prices that are high and volatile, says FTR's Ake

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Stoughton Pure Blue Assembly

Stoughton supports legislation to bolster supply chain

Through committed long-term low-cost financial support, the Office of Supply Chain Resiliency will provide incentives for manufacturers seeking to expand production in the United States and the companies that get their goods to market.

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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.


Great Dane Aftermarket

Great Dane earns award for excellence in training

The company recognizes the return on investment gained by investing in robust training systems, intensive needs analysis, and structured design and development processes for its technicians.

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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.



Ford shared its vision for an electrified future and showed off its new E-Transit van and F-150 Lightning truck on Oct. 28 outside NRG Stadium in Houston during the last stop of its 18-city roadshow tour.

Ford E-Transit gets to work with pilot program fleets

The preproduction run will evaluate effectiveness of Ford Pro’s telematics package and various charging solutions in maximizing commercial EV utilization and value across applications.

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SaltDogg® Municipal Spreaders

Many standard configurations available. Durable 304 stainless steel hoppers are equipped with rugged pintle chain feeds and hydraulic or electric drives. Custom options available on request. Call for quote.

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Ford Pro E-Telematics shows electric vehicle battery range, charger locations, state of charge, and energy consumption

Ford Pro offers free fleet telematics for gas and electric CVs

Ford Pro Intelligence’s complimentary telematics is now available for the life of gas-powered Ford vehicles, while the new Ford Pro E-Telematics for the E-Transit van and electric F-150 truck are included for three years.

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CEV Adoption & Trends Business Report

Learn about the current state of CEV adoption & projections for the future. Includes insights for fleets on where the industry is heading. Make better informed decisions by learning how others are tackling this challenge.

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New Winter Equipment video focuses on modular skid shoe installation

The video provides step-by-step instructions, as well as tips, for easily replacing or rotating these extended-life shoes that prevent uneven wear of the popular pusher box style plows.

New Life Parts

New Life Transport Parts expands in response to supply chain pressures

The new facility will handle trailer industry-specific parts that are long, and difficult to manage without damage.


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