The Murray Story
Founded in 1946 by Harley Murray, a heavy equipment hauler, who recognized the industry’s need for a rugged, light weight and high strength low-bed trailer. Harley set out to develop and build his own trailers with his original design receiving rave reviews from Northern California hauling operators and soon after gaining national attention. Harley’s innovative low-bed trailer was the first on the market and has set a high standard for the heavy equipment hauling trailer industry throughout the world.
Growth of the business continued under Harley’s son, Doug Murray, whom continued his father’s legacy of progressive trailer design and heavy equipment hauling. Doug also worked with many governmental agencies in an effort to promote laws and regulations that are beneficial to the trucking industry and promote public safety.
Hogan Mfg., Inc., a 75-year-old family-owned industrial manufacturer located in neighboring Escalon, CA, acquired Murray Trailers in 2018. Operating as a division of Hogan Mfg., Inc., Murray Trailers gained access to Hogan’s extensive investments in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and facilities, a robust engineering team and 75 years of manufacturing knowledge. Hogan Mfg., Inc. will continue to invest in Murray Trailers and drive innovation in the heavy-haul trailer industry.