Double Trailers

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June 20, 2017

FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

March 14, 2017

Infrastructure Reform Group Finds Twin 33s Boost Safety and Efficiency

The Americans for Modern Transportation coalition released a new study finding that twin 33-foot trailers would boost safety and efficiency with widespread adoption.

February 8, 2017

The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?

A pair of longer pups would haul more than two 28-footers, so LTL carriers and shippers are in favor. But truckload carriers still want no part of them.

February 26, 2016

Lighter Trailers Get Break From FAST Act

Only eight states allowed a truck to tow two trailers, but lengths varied and none of the eight were contiguous. Then congress added a provision in the FAST Act that legalized tandem towing in all states, and liberalized combination length.

January 29, 2016

Twin 33s Issue Revived in Constitution-Related Bill

Double 33-foot trailers were pulled from last December's spending bill by senators who objected on safety grounds, but as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer Talk blog, they may not be dead yet.

June 18, 2015

Bipartisan Senate Duo Lobbies Against Twin 33 Trailers

A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide legalization of twin 33-foot truck trailers via a rider to the T-HUD funding bill now under consideration by the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

June 16, 2015

Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers

The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on highways nationwide.

February 16, 2015

Converter Dolly Automatically Closes Gap

The large gap between combination trailers can now be decreased at highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel with Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s T-Dolly.

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