Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

Easton Sales and Rentals Wins Terex Top Dealer Award →

Easton Sales and Rentals, a U.S. Terex Trucks dealer, has won the 2020 "Top Dealer Award". In a challenging year, the family-run dealership achieved outstanding results and sold a significant number of articulated haulers, bringing the Terex Trucks TA300 and TA400 to more U.S. customers. Just like anywhere else in the world, 2020 was a challenging year for North America. While the volume of heavy equipment sales and rentals dropped compared to 2019, many construction sites remained open – driving demand for machinery.  Click for more...


Isuzu North America Corporation, Gatik Form Strategic Collaboration →

Isuzu North America Corporation and Gatik have agreed to collaborate on a project to develop and evaluate fully autonomous medium-duty trucks. Isuzu is a market leader in low cab forward (LCF) trucks in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Gatik is an industry leader in automating on-road transportation networks for B2B middle-mile logistics. This collaboration is an industry first in the medium-duty category and will accelerate the commercialization of autonomous delivery fleets while contributing to a safer and more sustainable logistics community in the future, according to the companies.  Click for more...


Trail King Announces New Additions to Dealer Network →

Trail King Industries, a North American trailer manufacturer, continues to expand its dealer network. Recently, the company announced the addition of two new dealers to its network: Kenworth Mid Atlantic — Baltimore, Md. TNT Sales — Villa Ridge, Mo. "We are honored to have these new dealers as part of the Trail King family," said Rick Farris, VP of sales and marketing. "Our nationwide network of dealers is one of our most valuable assets.  Click for more...


ABC Rentals Considers Aspen, Western Part of Family Tree →

Family trees are full of interesting stories about ancestors who make up the story of who we are. They explain how we are connected to people, places and things. The same can be true of companies — many of whom are still being run by the second, third or fourth generation descendants of those who founded them. ABC Rentals of St. Paul Minn., and Aspen Equipment of Bloomington, Minn. are two of those family-owned companies, but that's not their only connection.  Click for more...


Hydrema Appoints Annagola Iron as Authorized Central Ontario Dealer →

Hydrema, an articulated dump truck manufacturer, has added Annagola Iron to its authorized dealer network, expanding its reach into Canada. Annagola Iron will represent Hydrema's product line in central Ontario. "Annagola's construction equipment experience and growth strategy align with Hydrema's strategic vision," said Kris Binder, executive vice president of Hydrema North America. "We are thrilled to have them join our family of dealers." "I've known the Hydrema brand ever since I was a kid growing up in Europe," said Stephen Cargill, owner of Annagola Iron.  Click for more...


Curry Supply to Host Virtual Event From Arizona Facility →

Curry Supply is hosting a virtual event live from its newest facility in Gilbert, Ariz., on April 14 to15, 2021. Registrants across the United States will have the ability to tune in to hear from the executive sales team as they host product demonstrations on some of the company's most sought-after work trucks, like crash attenuators, fuel/lube trucks, water trucks, service bodies and more. In total, there will be five, one-hour virtual broadcasts in which the team will detail the features and benefits of each truck, demonstrate proper operation techniques for each build, and even train rental colleagues on key selling points about the vehicles.  Click for more...


Kenworth C500 Now Available With Bendix ESP System →

Kenworth recently announced that the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program is now available as an option for the Kenworth C500. The Kenworth C500 is Kenworth's largest workhorse truck with a GCWR up to 500,000 pounds. It can be used for a variety of tough off-road and heavy-haul applications. The Bendix stability system for the Kenworth C500 comes with the Bendix 6S/6M configuration, which has six sensors and six modulators, and includes Bendix Smart ATC Automatic Traction Control and Bendix ESP.  Click for more...


Kenworth Mid Atlantic Adds New Parts, Service Dealership in Bel Air, Maryland →

Kenworth Mid Atlantic now offers expanded support to fleets and truck operators in northeast Maryland with the addition of its new parts and service dealership in Bel Air, Md. This third location in Maryland joins the existing dealerships in Baltimore and Westminster. The 24,800 sq.-ft. facility features 10 service bays to help maximize customer uptime, an 800 sq.-ft. parts display area, and a 5,500 sq.-ft.  Click for more...


Monroe Truck Equipment Continues Growth, Evolution →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Wisconsin's Monroe Truck Equipment is an industry leading truck and trailer equipment manufacturer, upfitter and distributor, with a mission to move communities forward. Backed by its team's expertise, the Monroe's products have helped cities, towns, townships and rural areas across the nation improve safety and infrastructure for more than 60 years. Founded in 1958 by Richard Feller, the company began as a fabrication and machine shop in Monroe, Wis.  Click for more...


NTEA's Generation Next Elects Three to Board of Governors →

NTEA's Generation Next recently elected three new members to its board of governors: Derek Hill of Fallsway Equipment Co. (Akron, Ohio); Anne T. Sutton, MBA of Curry Supply Co. (Martinsburg, Pa.); and Sean Woodman of Muncie Power Products (Muncie, Ind.). Serving as officers on the 2021–2022 Board of Governors are: Chair William Ballas of A.R.M. - A TruckCorp LLC Co. (Canton, Ohio); Vice Chair Aaron Clevenger of Muncie Power Products (Muncie, Ind.); and Treasurer Ashley Pace of Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc.  Click for more...


Talbert Announces 2020 Dealer Award Winners →

Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, N.J., as its top dealer for 2020. This award recognizes performance in trailer sales, service and parts on behalf of Talbert Manufacturing. This is Hale's 13th consecutive time in the top spot. The dealership also was recognized as the top parts seller for the year.  Click for more...


SmithCo Installs Custom Frame Rail Welding Tables →

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers has installed a pair of custom frame rail welding tables. Each table is 64 ft. long, 7 ft. wide and utilizes a pair of Bug-O side beam automatic welding systems coupled with Miller liquid-cooled welders to enable the SmithCo team to weld both the top and bottom flange in a single, continuous weld pass. "The three main objectives of this project were to improve weld quality, increase manufacturing efficiency and improve worker safety," said Scott Lovell, SmithCo president and CEO.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Provides Solar Project Solution for Rental Company's Contractor →

Recently, a national heavy equipment rental company and longtime customer of Felling Trailers was faced with a dilemma. One of its national accounts, a renewable energy contractor, was working on a solar project that spanned several locations in its coverage area. It needed several heavy-duty triple reel trailers capable of hauling three 97 in. dia. by 77 in. by 10,000 lbs. wide reels for medium voltage (MV) underground cable.  Click for more...


Isuzu Announces Major Enhancements to N-Series Diesel Trucks →

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced major running changes that will enhance its 2022 interim model year N-Series diesel trucks. The trucks — designated as model year 2022i — were announced by the company during the National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Week 2021 virtual trade-show event. "The positive economic outlook for 2021 suggests that the medium-duty segment will grow this year," said Shaun C.  Click for more...


What Business Owners Need to Know Before Investing in Paving Trailers →

Asphalt and Paving Professionals have particularly important roles in the construction industry. Asphalt and paving work leads to improvements in infrastructure; the groundwork of a community that impacts all people. From roads and highways to driveways and sidewalks, asphalt and paving is essential to the lives and wellbeing of business owners, families and every day citizens across the country. Due to the nature of the job, asphalt and paving contractors must have the trailer equipment they need to safely and efficiently move from town to town for their work.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Jon Sievert to Serve as 57th NTEA Board Chair →

Jon Sievert, president – Work Truck Solutions of Douglas Dynamics (Milwaukee, Wis.), was installed as 57th Board chair of NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry during Work Truck Week 2021. He accepted the position from immediate past Board Chair Peter Miller, executive vice president of business development and sales at Pro-Tech Industries (LaVergne, Tenn.). "I am excited for this new journey as your NTEA Board chair," said Sievert.  Click for more...


XL Specialized Trailers Introduces Its New Capital Financing Program →

XL Specialized Trailers is offering new financing for its trailer buyers with the XL Specialized Capital program. This program provides customers with a turnkey solution to get them hauling an XL trailer quickly and affordably, according to the company. A simple finance option, XL Specialized Capital is available for all new 2020 model year or newer XL trailers sold in the United States. The introductory rate is 3.99 percent for 24 to 60 months with flexible payment terms.  Click for more...


Fontaine Introduces 55PVR Workhorse for Road Paving Industry →

Fontaine Heavy-Haul is introducing a new versatile trailer for the road construction industry — the new Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR. This trailer features a low front approach angle ideal for ground hugging pavers and a removable center bogie section to accommodate excavators. The Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR is designed specifically for road builders. "The low 9-degree front ramp at the deck and the 16-degree deck-to-bogie transition ramps make this a truly versatile trailer," said Todd Anderson, VP sales and marketing.  Click for more...


Kenworth Recognizes Leading Dealers for 2020 Achievements →

In a year like no other, it was a crowning achievement for Kenworth Sales Company to receive the 2020 Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award for the United States and Canada during the recent Kenworth dealer meeting. "The Kenworth Dealer of the Year award means a great deal to us, especially for 2020," said Kyle Treadway, president and dealer principal of Kenworth Sales Company. "This special honor recognizes the extra work and dedication our employees are giving during very difficult times.  Click for more...


SmithCo Conquers New Markets With Customized Solutions →

For more than 25 years, side dump trailer specialist SmithCo has been designing and manufacturing industry-leading equipment for the construction, agriculture, waste and demolition and other sectors, providing custom solutions to clients no matter the project requirements or geographical location. Just the way founder Greg Smith first built a side dump trailer in 1994 in his Le Mars, Iowa, farm shop — creating a solution where he saw a need.  Click for more...



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