Bill Pawluk honoured with Leaders Award at the 2018 Automotive Global Awards

November, 1 2018 | Automotive Global Awards The Leaders Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their field and have grasped the wider concepts of the industry and have brought significant innovation to their company. Read More


August, 27 2018 | CTM WW On August, 27, 2018, Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide, (CTM WW), signed an MOU with Changjiu Chuzhou Special Vehicle Manufacturing in Chuzhou, Anhui Province, China. This strategic partnership is aimed at introducing the Convertible Trailer system into the Chinese marketplace. Read More


FEBRUARY, 5 2018 | Marcus Williams It all comes down to how many people you are employing on the job, according to Bill Pawluk, who estimates that it takes 800-1,000 man-hours to build one piece of trailer equipment. As with any manufacturer, plant layout and tooling also play a big role in trailer-making. Given its relatively small scale, investments can be difficult for manufacturers as they often lack scale, adds Pawluk. Read More

CBI Manufacturing makes first convertible trailer under contract with CTM WW

January 10, 2018 | Marcus Williams Following several months of development, the companies began trials in November of the prototype 53-foot NA Hi-Mount Convertible Trailer, which is based on CTM’s patented proprietary design of car carrying trailers that can be converted either partially or fully into flatbeds to carry other cargo. They now plan to produce further units at CBI’s assembly facility in Linden, Alberta. Read More


July 5, 2017 | Jesse Nagle The IPIC conference, now in its fourth year, was launched with the goal of reaching a more sustainable and hyperconnected era of logistics, supply chains and transportation across the globe. The IPIC Venture Award recognizes pioneers relating directly to the application of this initiative who are developing smart transportation solutions and improving logistics efficiency. Read More


April 7, 2017 | Automotive Global Awards The Product Innovation award was won by Convertible Trailer Manufacturing WorldWide. CTM is a company that was built on the simple idea of improving automotive logistics through the use of improved hardware and a convertible solution. CTM’s Convertible Trailer converts from a conventional auto hauler to a versatile flatbed in minutes. Read More

FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred year habit for car carriers

June 10, 2017 | Marcus Williams According to Bill Pawluk, chief executive of Convertible Trailers Manufacturers (CTM), a company that has patented a design for car carrying trailers that convert to flatbeds, the sector needs to rethink its network if it wants to kick “a 100-year bad habit”. Read More

US highway bill amendment means flexibility for vehicle backhauls

December 13, 2015 | Marcus Williams Comprehensive transport legislation signed last week in the US includes an amendment to rules governing the trucking sector that will allow greater flexibility in the use of vehicle transporters. Read More


March 13, 2015 | CTM WW Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide Ltd. (CTM WW) has signed a three-year agreement with INFORM GmbH, a German software development company. Read More

Lohr builds first CTM prototype for Europe

September 24, 2014 | Automotive Logistics News Further to the announcement made earlier this year that Lohr Industries has signed a partnership agreement with Convertible Trailer Manufacturers Worldwide (CTM)... Read More

Dressing for a hot market in a cold network

October 2, 2014 | Automotive Logistics News The 15th annual Automotive Logistics Global conference, held at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit, brought senior OEM, tier supplier and logistics provider executives to discuss ways of coping... Read More

Innovative new convertible trailer could mean huge reduction in empty running

August 7, 2014 | Automotive Supply Chain Some innovations seem so sane and sensible that you find yourself wondering why someone hadn’t thought of them before. Read More

Bill Pawluk talks about Innovation at the 2014 FVL North America Conference

May 25, 2014 | Automotive Logistics Innovation but not for innovation's sake. How can innovation in vehicle logistics be encouraged? Where and what areas need it most? View video

Lohr restructures Delavan business in North America

March 18, 2014 | Marcus Williams

Car carrier equipment maker Lohr Automotive is restructuring its business in North America. Operating through the Delavan brand, which it purchased in 1998, the company is terminating its 50:50 joint venture with Miller Industries, which it set up two years ago... Read More

Who is going to pay the piper for car trailers?

March 18, 2014 | Marcus Williams

As the demand for capacity in the US car hauling business grows, transport providers are faced with a number of challenges. The main equipment makers, led by just two main providers – Cottrell and Delavan – are busier than ever... Read More

Blue skies over Bonn as automotive logistics returns to growth

March 15, 2014 | Marcus Williams

Although the Europe conference was held at the same location in Bonn, Germany and during the same week of March, delegates who came the past two years will have noted stark contrasts. Last year, executives travelled from across Europe through a late winter snowstorm...Read More

Watch any of the sessions/presentations at the Bonn conference.

March 14, 2014 | Marcus Williams

Read More

Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains

December 2013 | Marcus Williams

The 14th annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference heard issues surrounding growing production, rising sales and high levels of capacity utilisation. But manufacturers and providers have to be ready to meet continuing changes and disruptions in the supply chain. Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides report from Detroit... Read More

Investment returns to North American outbound logistics.

September 2013 | Marcus Williams

More than 320 delegates gathered in California this year to discuss an industry that is growing and investing once again in equipment and systems. But with many changes still to come, especially growth in Mexico, there is uncertainty over infrastructure and services across the outbound chain. Christopher Ludwig and Marcus Williams report from Newport Beach... Read More

Europe’s vehicle logistics sector meets to tackle difficult times.

October 2, 2013 | Automotive Logistics

Delegates are heading to next week’s ECG Conference in Germany in search of positive signs for European vehicle logistics. ECG is the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and its 2013 conference takes place at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin on Friday 11 October... Read More

Transporter manufacturers tough it out

April 1, 2013 | Andrew Williams

Innovation and standardisation could help support growing markets, while manufacturers look to Russia, India, North America and hope for signs of life in Europe... Read More