Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

VIDEO: Western Star Introduces 47X →

Western Star introduced the newest addition to its purpose-built vocational line-up, the all-new Western Star 47X. The truck complements the Western Star 49X to establish the Western Star X-Series and extend the platform's reach into entirely new vocational applications. With a standard 111.6 in. BBC, the 47X is well-suited to regions or applications that require a shorter overall vehicle length, such as drywall trucks, and for those that need to meet federal or local bridge law requirements, such as mixers or super dumps, an optional 110.8 in.  Click for more...


Kenworth Chillicothe Plant Earns 2021 'Encouraging Environmental Excellence' Platinum Award from Ohio EPA →

The Kenworth Chillicothe, Ohio, manufacturing plant recently received the prestigious 2021 Encouraging Environmental Excellence "E3" Platinum Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in Ohio that demonstrate commitment to exceed regulatory compliance and attain exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship.  Click for more...


Global Asphalt Solutions: Getting the Most Payload with XL Specialized Trailers →

Prior to purchasing its first XL trailer, Global Asphalt Solutions faced struggles in transporting all necessary equipment to job sites in one trip. Based out of Traverse City, Mich., and serving the entire state, Global's day-to-day operations needed a new solution to help improve productivity. Looking at options, Pace Inc. , its dealership in Plymouth, Mich., introduced the asphalt company to XL Specialized Trailers in 2020.  Click for more...


Nuss Selects e-Emphasys Digital Platform →

Nuss Truck & Equipment, one of the largest providers of trucks, trailers and heavy equipment in the midwestern United States, has chosen the e-Emphasys Dealer Management Platform to provide employees with capabilities for serving customers and improving operational efficiency. The company will implement the ERP platform across the entire company, spanning eight locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Click for more...


Kostreba Backs the Red with Winning Bid on 2021 Trailer for a Cause Auction →

Felling Trailers Inc. conducted its ninth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization: the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation (MNFFF). A winning bid of $4850.99 won the auction that ended at 7 pm on the 20th-anniversary remembrance of 9/11, Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2021. The bid winner was Joe Kostreba of Sauk Centre, Minn. Kostreba, a local contractor, has participated in previous Trailer for a Cause auctions but never pushed for the winning bid.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Marks End of Q3 With Launch of New, Heavy Duty Keystone Line of Service Trucks →

Curry Supply has unveiled its brand-new line of service truck bodies: Keystone and Keystone Pro. With a heavy-duty aluminum design and the Pro option for a crane body, Curry's latest addition to the service body world offers superior construction with the lightweight benefits of aluminum, the manufacturer said. "Curry Supply's introduction of the Keystone line of service bodies will fill a void in the mobile service truck market that we have experienced for quite some time," said Jeff Shaw, vice president of sales and marketing at Curry Supply.  Click for more...


First Dedicated Road Choice Parts Retail Store Opens at Ballard Truck Center in Mass. →

Road Choice, a private-label, all-makes aftermarket parts brand, announced that its first dedicated retail store is now open at Ballard Truck Center in Tewksbury, Mass., serving the greater Boston area. The 1,120 sq.-ft. retail store features the product lines in highest demand from transport customers for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses. It also will allow customers to access the complete Road Choice portfolio of more than 50 product categories.  Click for more...


Factors to Consider When Investing in a Rental Trailer →

Across the country, contracting professionals rely on renting trucks, trailers and equipment to complete jobs that are outside their normal scope of work, are large in scope, have unique requests or require specialized equipment. Rental companies are responsible for finding and maintaining a large variety of trailers, trucks and other equipment that help their customers work their projects with ease.  Click for more...


Trademark Truck Sales Joins Thunder Creek Network →

Trademark Truck Sales is the newest dealer of Thunder Creek Equipment, industry-leading bulk diesel and equipment maintenance trailers and trucks. Trademark will serve Thunder Creek customers in northeast Texas, eastern Oklahoma, southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. The northeast Texas-based company will be responsible for a territory including eastern Oklahoma, southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana.  Click for more...


Mack Trucks Dealer Nextran Truck Centers Expands Footprint With Acquisition →

Longtime Mack Trucks dealer Nextran Truck Centers has acquired Westfall-O'Dell Truck Sales, making the acquisition one of the largest by a Mack dealer in the past five years. The acquisition adds three Mack locations to the Nextran footprint, bringing Nextran's Mack facilities total to 20. "We'd like to congratulate Nextran Truck Centers on their acquisition of Westfall-O'Dell and thank Westfall-O'Dell for their continued support since 1951," said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations.  Click for more...


Monroe Truck Equipment Announces New Commercial Division →

Monroe Truck Equipment announced its new commercial division; this includes a dedicated sales team, a new commercial campus in Monroe, Wis., and updated branding to distinguish this division within the work truck industry. Monroe Truck Equipment is a truck equipment designer, manufacturer, upfitter and distributor. It serves the commercial work truck industry, and also municipalities across America as a leading snow and ice management truck equipment manufacturer and upfitter.  Click for more...


NTEA Announces Cancellation of 2021 Truck Product Conference →

Following extensive and careful deliberation, NTEA and its board of directors made the difficult decision to cancel its 2021 Truck Product Conference, given the significant constraints the commercial vehicle technical community is currently facing. "Truck Product Conference is purposefully designed to connect chassis OEMs with equipment manufacturers and distributors for important technical insights to help the upfitting process," said NTEA Board Chair Jon Sievert, president — work truck solutions at Douglas Dynamics Inc.  Click for more...


Henry Bros LLC: XL Specialized 120 Hydraulic Gooseneck Trailer Delivers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... When it comes to job site equipment, a trailer that can adapt to many shapes and sizes is a game changer. Micheal Hulinsky of Henry Bros LLC can attest. After nine months with the XL 120 hydraulic gooseneck trailer, Hulinsky couldn't ask for better results. Located in Casper, Wyo., Hulinsky hauls scrapers, dozers, rock beds for mines and more. The XL 120, which is the largest trailer in the Henry Bros lineup, is packed with the features and versatility that makes heavy haul simple, according to the company.  Click for more...


Backing the Red, Felling Trailers Announces 2021 Trailer for a Cause Auction Dates →

Felling Trailers Inc. is conducting its ninth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization. Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation is the 2021 recipient. Felling Trailers wants to help generate awareness about the hidden health dangers and cancer risks firefighters face while serving and beyond. Thus, Felling Trailers manufactured and painted one of its most popular trailers the signature fire engine red with custom fire engine gold pinstriping and bearing the Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation emblem.  Click for more...


Fontaine Releases California-Legal Xcalibur Extendable Platform Trailers →

Fontaine Heavy-Haul, a leader and innovator in the lowbed and extendable trailer industries, has introduced 53 ft. Xcalibur extendable trailers that are California legal. "We listened to our customers and responded with four 53 ft. California legal models offering a choice of spring or air suspension with tandem or tridem axles," explained Todd Anderson, VP sales and marketing. "All Xcalibur trailers are easy to operate, extraordinarily versatile and now legal on California roads." The four new Xcalibur extendable models are 53 ft.  Click for more...


Richardson Service 1991 Inc. Joins Thunder Creek Dealership Network →

Richardson Service 1991 Inc. is the newest dealer of Thunder Creek Equipment. Richardson Service will serve Thunder Creek customers in South Carolina and the surrounding area. Richardson Service will carry Thunder Creek's No-HAZMAT multi-tank trailer (MTT) and multi-tank oil trailer (MTO). "Richardson Service is an outstanding partner for Thunder Creek for a variety of reasons, but first and foremost is that they genuinely want to serve their customers with quality equipment," said Larry Lea, Thunder Creek vice president of sales.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers to Debut Drop Deck Air Ramp System at The Utility Expo →

Felling Trailers will debut its new air ramp slider track system for the Drop Deck I (DDI) series, air brake equipped, FT-20 I and FT-24 I trailers. Operator safety and ease of use are paramount at Felling Trailers, thus expanding the air ramp offering to the drop deck equipment trailer line was inevitably the next step, the company said. The DDI air ramp system operates via an airbag system that works off the same supply as the air brake system.  Click for more...


Taylor New Dealer of Bell Articulated Dump Trucks, Tracked Carriers in Tennessee, Mississippi →

Taylor Machine Works Inc. , a manufacturer of heavy industrial lift trucks and distributor of multiple lines of allied products, is partnering with Bell Trucks of America Inc. to become the Bell articulated dump trucks (ADT) and Bell tracked carriers (TC) dealer in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. "Bell Trucks of America is a great company that distributes great products. We look forward to providing the customers in Mississippi and Tennessee the products and customer service Taylor is famous for", said Tim Gerbus, allied equipment product and sales manager of Taylor.  Click for more...


For Towing Service Biz Modzelewski's, 'Appearance Is Everything' On the Road →

Modzelewski's, with locations in Newtown, New Milford and Danbury, Conn., is an auto and truck repair center with a significant fleet of wreckers and flatbeds that offers, in addition to repair services, towing services and recovery services throughout southeastern Connecticut. The business, in fact, has the responsibility of clearing all wrecks and stranded vehicles on a 23-mi. stretch of Interstate 84.  Click for more...


President Joe Biden Visits Mack Trucks Lehigh Valley Operations →

Mack Trucks hosted President Joe Biden at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pa., on July 28. President Biden stressed the importance of American manufacturing, buying American products and good-paying jobs during remarks made at the facility. "We are honored that President Biden chose to visit Mack Trucks today," said Martin Weissburg, president of Mack Trucks. "This week marks the 121st anniversary of Mack Trucks, and we are very pleased to celebrate this milestone with the President.  Click for more...



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