US Army awards $155 million trailer contract

tanks and similar lined up nose to tail awaiting transport Thousands of pieces of US Army equipment awaiting transport. Photo: US Department of Defense

Specialized transport equipment maker Talbert Manufacturing in Indiana, USA, has been awarded a contract to supply semi-trailers and associated items to the US Army under a five year deal worth US$ 155,171,315.

The 5 February contract, from Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is for the M872A4 semitrailer which has a capacity of 34 US tons (30.8 tonnes) and can be used for breakbulk or containerised loads.

Adapted from a commercial model it is an over-the-road type trailer that can carry one 40 foot ISO shipping container or two 20 foot containers. It can also carry pallets, light combat and tactical vehicles.

“The M872A4 supports sustainment operations and freedom of movement and is critical for moving large volumes of cargo from ports to Division areas supporting full-spectrum military operations,” according to the US Army description.

The US Department of Defense said its Army Contracting Command received one bid for this fixed price contract. The contract is expected to be completed by the end of January 2028.


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