Dry Vans

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August 14, 2014

Canter FE130 Now Available in Lightweight Dry Van Body

Mitsubishi Fuso announced that the 2015 Canter FE130 is now available with a new lightweight dry van body.

July 8, 2014

Curved Upper Edge on Trailers Avoids Tree-Branch Damage

Tree branches batter top nose rails and corner caps of trailers because they snag on the sharp channels. Tom Berg talks to one fleet manager who found curved surfaces up there let the branches slide past harmlessly.

April 14, 2014

Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business

Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.

May 21, 2013

Food City Orders Utility’s 50,000th Dry Van

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va., manufacturing plant for K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., the parent company of supermarket retailer Food City.

February 11, 2013

Dos and Don'ts when Spec'ing Dry Vans

When you are getting ready to put a dry van trailer out to pasture and begin the process of searching for its replacement, there are many things to consider: maintenance costs, fuel-economy regulations, payload and the weight of the trailer, to name a few. One way to navigate through the maze of options is to follow some tips a few trailer manufacturers shared with us.

January 21, 2013

Selecting the Right Trailers for your Fleet

Seems like an easy decision. Choose a trailer and go. But before adding just one or several hundred trailers, a fleet manager needs to determine what's right for the application. Considerations include space and weight capacities, laws and regulations, trailer age and regional-specific specifications

December 27, 2012

Ontario revises conditions for 60-foot trailer test

Walmart Canada's long tractor-trailer combination should soon begin in-service testing following the issuing of revised permit conditions by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, the province's trucking association says

November 11, 2012

Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues

What's this? A modern reiteration of a 1930s truck-and-trailer combination? Sort of. It's a high-capacity tractor-trailer combination recently assembled in Ontario for possible use by Walmart Canada, which calls it a "super cube" truck. And it's generating a bit of controversy

June 11, 2012

Semi splashes syrup onto Buttermilk Pike -- really

Cleanup crews needed more than knives and forks to clear a mess made by a semi that sideswiped a barrier on Interstate 71 and 75 in Fort Mitchell, Ky., just south of Cincinnati

April 5, 2012

14,000-pound trailer's an easy toss for a twister with 100-plus-mph winds

How much power does it take to pick up a semitrailer and throw it hundreds of feet through the air? That question must've been on the minds of everyone who watched TV news video shot during the passage of a savage tornado through Dallas last week

November 21, 2011

Strong, versatile van provides two-way haul for truckload fleet

Operations people at Nussbaum Transport had a couple of one-way hauls involving the same customer, and wanted to turn them into a more efficient and profitable headhaul and backhaul on the same semitrailer.

June 30, 2011

Ryder orders 1,044 Utility vans - the largest order the builder has ever gotten -- for use by CEVA Logistics

Ryder System says it's expanding its full-service lease contract with a major logistics firm by ordering 1,044 van trailers from Utility Trailer Manufacturing. The order for the 4000D-X Composite dry vans is the largest single order it's ever received, Utility says

May 31, 2011

Trailers from Con-way, Prime become storage sheds in Joplin disaster area

Storage is an effective second use for van trailers, which act as long sheds on wheels that can be taken wherever they're needed. One place is Joplin, where a huge tornado recently devastated a large part of the city in southwestern Missouri

February 8, 2011

Ancra Load Decking System Adds Payload, Cuts Freight Damage, User Says

A second generation load decking system from Ancra International is adding 10 to 30 percent to payloads while reducing damage claims by as much as 50 percent for Con-way Freight, a carrier representative said

October 18, 2010

Rising Demand for Trailers Should Go into 2013, Forecaster Says, But Beware of New Regs

Trailer merchants listened to good news about their immediate business prospects from forecaster Eric Starks, who predicted steady sales increases into 2011 and through '12 and '13, though he observed that a dismal 2009 will make percentages larger and better than actual production numbers

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