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April 2008
Trailer / Body Builders;Apr2008, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p30
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The article highlights the industry history of truck equipment since the 1960s. The entry notes that the local truck equipment distributor and local body builder dominated the market in the 1960s due to the absence of industry competitors. It cites the introduction of regulations and product liability litigation in the 1970s, and the start of the national market for truck equipment in the 1980s. Conclusion is given that the industry has seen considerable consolidation, and has become more dynamic and innovative in response to competition.


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