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Commentary: Lightweighting the Way
By Rolf Lockwood
Is lightweighting actually new? Well, not really, at least not in our world of big trucks and long trailers, says Rolf Lockwood in July's "Locking It In" column.
2014 Trailer Update
Our annual roundup of the latest from trailer and reefer makers.
By Denise Rondini
A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.
The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck
The 1939 Model 260 tractor took far longer to restore than to build.
By Tom Berg
After finding the "old Pete" in an Arizona desert in the mid-1990s, restorer Bob Dean decided to give this classic 1939 Peterbilt a new life just in time for the company's 75th anniversary.
Has the U.S. SmartWay Program Helped Retreading?
By Jim Park
With regulations affecting how fleets fit their wheels, the retreading industry is still deciding whether or not the inclusion of verified low-rolling-resistance tires on the EPA's SmartWay list has helped the industry.
Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers
We sat down with Jason Mathers, senior manager, Green Freight, Environmental Defense Fund
By Deborah Lockridge
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.

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New Tuckunder Liftgate from Tommy Gate The new TKT model liftgates from Tommy Gate incorporate a state-of-the-art, wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both operator and upfitter convenience.
Supreme FiberPanel HC Walls Use Honeycomb Structure A lightweight honeycomb sidewall design on straight truck bodies allows increased payload and promises long life and low maintenance, Supreme Industries says.
Watson & Chalin Ships Axles Fast via New X-Trac Watson & Chalin's new expedited shipping program allows customers to order up to three lift axles for shipping from a number of strategic locations throughout North America, with an expected delivery time of 48-72 hours.
Morgan Offers Cold-Plate Trailer and Truck-Body System Morgan Corp. has released a cold plate refrigeration system for trailers and truck bodies. Cold plates are pre-chilled and keep commodities at proper temperatures without use of engine-driven reefer units or idling the truck’s main engine while a vehicle makes its rounds.
Talbert’s 35-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Features Corrosion Protection Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures.

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