Fifty years and counting

Schenck, Paul
November 2009
Trailer / Body Builders;Nov2009, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p64
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the 50th anniversary of the magazine, "Trailers/Body Builders" and the developments in the industry during the same 50-year span. He discusses the growth of trailer production from 68,000 truck trailers and semi-trailers in 1959 to over 300,000 in 1999, as well as the government regulations on gross weight, emission systems and increase in body size, which affects the trucks and trailers market. According to the author, the magazine is expected to live more years.


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