Who We Are

Hyundai Translead is the leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, flatbeds, chassis and dollies for the North American transportation industry.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, we invest heavily in R&D and engineering to surpass industry standards with our state-of-the-art facilities. Our goal is to validate our customer’s decision to invest in our products with continuous improvement and the development of innovative trailer solutions.

We take equal pride and commitment to improving the customer care experience. Whenever and wherever you have equipment and service needs, our goal is to be there when you need us and quickly assess and come up with solutions in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Hyundai Translead History

Our Milestones

  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company is founded by Chung Ju Yung.

  • Hyundai Motor Company is formed.

  • Hyundai Motor Company broadened its core line of automobiles and established a subsidiary in San Diego, CA called Hyundai Precision America Incorporated to focus on transportation equipment.

  • The company introduced its first ISO certified Steel Containers and Container Chassis.

  • Building on the success of Containers and Chassis business, the company launched dry van trailers and became the first trailer manufacturer in North America to earn ISO:9001 Certification. This certification has been renewed each year, showing our commitment to high standards and quality.

  • The company continued to push the boundary of innovation and was one of the first manufacturers to offer hot dip galvanization which prolonged durability of trailers. Canada became the second largest market after the US.

  • As the company built reputation in the industry, the company invested in reefers and introduced ThermoTech® Refrigerated Trailers.

  • The company name was changed to Hyundai Translead to position as a new leader in the transportation industry.

  • The company expanded the business with a new transmission and engine remanufacturing plant.

  • The company built a new multi-million state-of-the-art plant which increased the trailer production capacity by 30% and catapulted HT as one of the major manufacturers in the industry.

  • Hyundai Translead enhanced dry van trailer models and added Composite® Trailers with extended scuff for better protection.

  • The company invested in sustainability and eco-friendly products and received the EPA Smartway Certification for three Advanced Trailer Skirt models.

  • Hyundai Translead revolutionized the transportation industry by offering hot dip galvanization as a standard feature and often considered to be one of the most innovative breakthroughs.

  • The company diversified its business and added a new engine die casting plant.

  • To support the increasing demand for trailers, the company opened the most advanced and state-of-the-art plant in North America. The new 350 acre facility has a capacity to manufacture 30,000 trailers a year.

  • Hyundai Translead became the number one trailer manufacturer in 2017 and maintained the market leadership position again in 2018 and built 70,017 trailers, the most of any trailer manufacturers in the US.

Our Brand Essence

We start with hiring amazing and talented people, empower them
and put customers at the center of everything we do.

1

Innovation

Innovative manufacturing plants deliver high quality trailers and exceptional value to customers.

2

Customization

Partner and collaborate to customize trailers to meet our customers' business needs.

3

Customer Care

Treat our customers with honor, integrity, and respect, building trust one trailer at a time.