Truck and Trailer Equipment Articles

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...


NTEA Calls on Congress to Repeal Federal Excise Tax →

NTEA — The Association for the Work Truck Industry commends U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for introducing S. 2435, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2021. This bipartisan bill would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks and trailers. NTEA calls on Congress to repeal the FET as a part of any upcoming infrastructure legislation. Eliminating the FET would provide Congress the opportunity to create long-term stability in the Highway Trust Fund by replacing the FET with a funding source not based on annual truck sales.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Inc. Names Its Newest Sales Manager →

Felling Trailers Inc. , a national leader in industrial and commercial trailers, has appointed Michael Wilwerding as its southwestern regional sales manager. In this role, he will be responsible for all sales development, activity and dealer support within California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. As the regional manager for the southwest, Wilwerding's primary responsibilities will be to achieve region market share objectives with the existing dealer base and develop new dealers in the assigned territory, providing training and product support.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Co. Hires Chris Rearick as Regional Sales Manager →

Curry Supply Company has welcomed Christopher Rearick on board as a sales manager in the northeast region. Rearick is a sales veteran who will be responsible for the distribution and sales of Curry Supply's products and services throughout the northeast. Within his day-to-day operations, Rearick will oversee all aspects of direct and indirect sales across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Click for more...


Columbus Kenworth Adds New Parts, Service Dealership in Zanesville, Ohio →

Columbus Kenworth offers expanded support to fleets and truck operators in central Ohio with the addition of its new parts and service dealership in Zanesville, Ohio. Kenworth of Zanesville, a division of Columbus Kenworth Inc., is approximately one hour east of Columbus. The new dealership is conveniently located along Interstate 70, one of the longest interstate highways in the U.S. In addition to serving truck customers passing through on I-70, Kenworth of Zanesville will support the local market which features agriculture, gas and oil businesses.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Bauer Built, Fendt Keep Valley Corp. Running Smoothly →

Valley Corp., a third-generation general contracting company in Valley, Neb., was awarded the contract to build a new 8-mi. U.S. 30 from Rogers to Fremont, Neb. The Nebraska Department of Transportation project aims to move the existing highway — which currently runs through the south part of North Bend, Neb. — north of the city. The project began April 15, 2021, and is due to complete June 1, 2022.  Click for more...


U.S. Auctioneers Sees Highest Prices Ever on Used Trucks, Equipment →

U.S. Auctioneers, nationwide auction company specializing in the trucking industry, has been in business since 1988, selling truck tractors, trucks, trailers and related equipment. The company conducts auctions of all sizes, whether it be a complete liquidation, partial liquidation, estate settlement or general consignment. Everything the company sells is sold at auction. U.S. Auctioneers has been working with Proxibid as its online auction platform provider for the past few years.  Click for more...


Truck Tractor Prices up 30% Year Over Year at Ritchie Bros. →

Through the first half of 2021 Ritchie Bros. has driven unprecedented demand through its online auctions and marketplaces and achieved strong prices for its consignors. In fact, truck tractor prices in the United States are up 30 percent year over, while medium earthmoving and vocational truck prices are each up 25 percent. With the July 2021 Market Trends Report, Ritchie Bros. takes a closer look at tandem-axle truck tractor sales (4 to 7-year old models) in Canada and the United States.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Releases Enhanced Fender Design for EZ-Tilt Trailers →

Felling Trailers has released an enhanced fender design for it ground-level loading, EZ-Tilt trailers. The new EZ-Tilt fender design offers a similar profile to Felling's drop deck equipment trailer fenders, opening from the top to allow clearance for the wheels when the trailers in lowered to the loading position. The mechanism for lifting the top of the fender is the wheels/tires themselves. As the axles (rotating torsion axles) rotate, lowering the tilt bed to the ground, the wheels/tires push up against the top of the fender, lifting it and providing the needed clearance.  Click for more...


Kenworth Adds Hendrickson HAULMAAX EX Suspension for Class 8 Models →

Kenworth now offers the Hendrickson HAULMAAX EX as an option for the Kenworth T880, W990, T680 and T480 models. The Hendrickson next generation heavy duty lightweight rubber suspension is designed for vocational applications such as dump, concrete mixer, refuse, logging, crane/boom, platform and fire/rescue. The new suspension replaces the Hendrickson HAULMAAX family of 40,000- and 46,000-lb. capacity suspensions and also adds a new 52,000-lb.  Click for more...


New Warranty Policy, Financing Program Gives XL Specialized Industry Edge →

Standing behind its versatile heavy haul products and custom trailer innovations, Iowa-based manufacturer XL Specialized Trailers started 2021 on a high note with a new warranty policy and new financing program, both improvements over its own offerings and setting the standards high for the industry overall. President and CEO Stuart Sleper is upbeat on these latest developments of 2021. "In the last three years, our product quality has improved dramatically," he said.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Acquires Larson Cable Trailers →

Felling Trailers Inc. of Sauk Centre, Minn., acquired the assets of Larson Cable Trailers Inc. of Huron, S.D., a manufacturer of fiber-optic cable handling trailer products. Felling Trailers has retained all of Larson Cable Trailers' employees and will continue operation in Huron, S.D. The company has plans for further investment to add more positions to meet the growing demands of the Larson product line.  Click for more...


Pittsburgh-Based Firm Thrives With Diverse Trailer Lineup →

Start at the ground floor and work your way up. It's a process that builds character, instills an incredible depth of knowledge and earns a seat at the table at each new level. This was the path to success for Frank Mancino, who began as an office clerk for a Fruehauf Trailer dealership and went on to build what has become one of the largest full-service trailer dealerships on the East Coast. TSTL Leasing Manager Drew Hulme has an extensive inventory of construction trailers ready for rent or lease.  Click for more...


TruckIT Partners With Dump Truck Company NW White & Co. →

TruckIT , a construction technology firm specializing in optimized dispatching, fleet management, electronic ticketing solutions and business intelligence, announced a partnership with NW White & Co. Established in 1952, N.W. White & Co. has grown to become the largest dump truck company in South Carolina with seven divisions and more than 300 trucks. "We were looking for a partner that would help us improve technology and efficiencies for our driver force, GM's, our dispatchers and construction partners," said Bryan Joliff, business analyst at N.W.  Click for more...


Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods →

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel or equipment maintenance resources. As part of the project, H2Dig has developed a sophisticated levy system that allows the property managers to strategically flood portions of the 1,500-acre hardwoods when waterfowl — specifically ducks — are migrating.  Click for more...


Fat Truck Revolutionizes Power Line Work With High-Speed Capstan Drive on Amphibious Vehicle →

Zeal Motor Inc. announced the official launch of its new high speed capstan drive mounted on the Fat Truck. The high-speed capstan drive integrated on the back of an amphibious vehicle redefines the safety standards and the productivity level when working in harsh terrain on powerlines, according to the manufacturer. High-speed capstan drives are usually mounted on much larger equipment. Before today, it was not possible to work efficiently with a high-speed capstan drive with smaller and more affordable equipment.  Click for more...


Felling Trailers Expands Utility-Based Product Line with PCD →

Felling Trailers announced the addition of the PCD pole/cargo/dump trailer to its utilities-based product line. The PCD model class is a workhorse of Felling Trailers' Utility/Telecom solutions, according to the manufacturer, allowing an operator to carry out a host of transport runs without changing out trailers. The pole/cargo/dump can transport poles, backfill, debris and even reels with the optional removable reel stands.  Click for more...


Curry Supply Hires Its New Sales Manager in Southwest →

Following the opening of its manufacturing facility outside Phoenix, Ariz., last year, Curry Supply has brought Andrew Bishop on board to serve as regional sales manager for clients in Arizona, southern California and Las Vegas. "After learning about Curry Supply and the quality and pride they put in their products, I knew I wanted to join the team," said Bishop. "I'm excited to help build Curry Supply's business out in the southwest and build my career with such a great company." Bishop will lean on his more than 10 years of experience in equipment sales and operations, which Will Buddin, Curry's director of sales, said will be key to the company's overall growth plan.  Click for more...



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