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CIMC Intermodal Equipment Revamps Web Site

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Gwen Brown

CIMC Intermodal Equipment has completely revamped their website cimc-ie.com to add user-friendly features and more information about the company, its products and how to maintain their equipment.

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East Manufacturing Receives HDT’s Top 20 Award for its Double-L Side-Rail System

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Gwen Brown

East Manufacturing is pleased to announce that it has received HDT’s 2016 Top 20 product award for its new integrated extruded aluminum side-rail system to accommodate a Double-L winch with flat-hook straps for cargo securement.

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Havco Expands Sales Team, Welcomes New Member Clark Johnson

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Gwen Brown

Havco is proud to announce the addition of Clark Johnson to its sales team. Johnson will act as director of field sales and service, working to expand Havco field sales and customer service with OEMs, trailer dealer networks and fleet customers in North America.

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Rapp Joins the Felling Trailers, Inc. Team

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Gwen Brown

Felling Trailers Inc., an industrial and commercial trailer manufacturer has announced that Mark Rapp recently joined its organization.

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Jeffrey McKeown Joins Phillips Industries as OEM Trailer and Technical Sales Manager

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Gwen Brown

Phillips Industries, a leading innovator of advanced electrical and air brake system components and electronic communication solutions for commercial vehicles, has hired Jeffrey McKeown in the new position of OEM trailer and technical sales manager.

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FTR Reports Class 8 Orders Still Steady in March at 22,800 Units

Posted on 4/5/2017 by Gwen Brown

FTR reports preliminary Class 8 net orders for March at 22,800 units, slightly above expectations and much higher than a year ago for the third consecutive month. March orders were basically flat m/m and up 41% year over year. Backlogs are now close to where they were a year ago, and production rates are expected to increase significantly beginning with March totals. Orders are forecast to stay close to this level through May, similar in trend to 2013. Class 8 orders for the past six months now annualize to 243,000, consistent with expected future build rates.

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Hendrickson Introduces TRAXX ROD® Torque Rods Fabricated Construction, Lightweight yet Durable

Posted on 3/31/2017 by Gwen Brown

Hendrickson announces through advanced bushing design and innovative construction, TRAXX ROD®, a new benchmark, for vocational torque rods, in weight and bushing walk-out performance. The TRAXX ROD design achieves up to 3 times longer life versus conventional forged or cast torque rods and are manufactured using high strength materials utilizing Hendrickson’s expertise in robotically-welded fabrications.

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Karmak Announces Over 140 Locations Running Fusion Lease/Rental

Posted on 3/30/2017 by Gwen Brown

Karmak, Inc., leading providers of business management solutions in the heavy-duty industry, announces over 60 clients running Fusion Lease/Rental at over 140 locations.

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FTR Schedules State of Freight Webinar: Hot Topic – Fleet Productivity Gains and Losses

Posted on 3/30/2017 by Gwen Brown

CK Commercial Vehicle Research conducted a fleet survey in March to determine where fleets are gaining and where they are losing productivity; and how manufacturers and shippers can assist them in reaching their goals. Join Chris Kemmer, Consultant for CK Commercial Vehicle Research, for insights on this survey during the monthly State of Freight Webinar scheduled for Thursday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics Releases National Transportation Noise Map

Posted on 3/29/2017 by Gwen Brown

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) initial National Transportation Noise Map, released today, shows that more than 97 percent of the U.S. population has the potential to be exposed to noise from aviation and Interstate highways at levels below 50 decibels or roughly comparable to the noise level of a humming refrigerator.

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