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December 13, 2021


Industry Update

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NACPC buys Pratt's intermodal chassis production business

The facility currently is capable of producing 5,000 chassis per year, and the cooperative pool has plans to invest 'heavily' in streamlining facility operations and ramping up to produce up to 7,000 chassis in 2022.

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Trailer orders bounce back in November

Preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research show that November net trailer orders are on the rebound as large fleets place 2022 orders and OEMs begin to solidify their production plans.

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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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Manufacturers report 'slight improvement' in labor, supply chain challenges: ISM

Sentiment remains strongly optimistic, with 10 positive growth comments for every cautious comment as panelists remain focused on improving supply chain issues to respond to ongoing high levels of demand.

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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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CARB board chair to present keynote at Green Truck Summit 2022

Liane Randolph will discuss how the work truck industry can support the decision-making process for upcoming guidelines while also preparing for the transition to zero-emission vehicles.

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DTNA recongizes Fontaine Fifth Wheel

The Masters of Quality award-winning suppliers demonstrate dedication to continuous improvement of the quality of their products, support of DTNA, and overall performance.


The MCL16MRHAHB lamps include a clear lens that is red when illuminated in marker/clearance mode, and white when illuminated as a mini scene light.

Optronics introduces multifunction marker lamps with mini-scene light feature

The new 1 1/4-inch LED marker/clearance/scene lights perform clearance/marker functions and provide scene lighting capabilities that illuminate a vehicle’s surroundings when it’s parked in low-light conditions.

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Trailer/Body Builder magazine - November 2021

The November issue of Trailer/Body Builders recaps the recent NTDA convention, looks at 2022 truck and chassis updates, and, as always, includes our regular columns, People and Positions, Product Profiles, and more.


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