March 19, 2015
February trailer orders dropped well below January figures as backlogs for orders fell for the first time in six months, according to the latest FTR report.
December 10, 2014
Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.
November 20, 2014
Net trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time record high in October with 46,267 units according to a new report by FTR. The new mark shatters the old high number by 9%
October 22, 2014
Carrier Transicold improved the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units extending mileage and warranty length on several models.
October 7, 2014
Utility Trailers announced that Prime Inc. placed an order for 2,500 trailers, the largest single trailer order in the company’s history.
October 3, 2014
It's time to start asking questions about tracking trucks and trailers as new regulations will soon make it more prevalent.
Decker Truckline, Fort Dodge, Iowa, is installing Orbcomm’s RT6000+ trailer telematics devices on 500 of its 800 refrigerated trailers.
September 16, 2014
Thermo King has integrated its TracKing temperature and asset management solution with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Symphony product.
August 28, 2014
The California Air Resources Board has issued a reminder there are just a few days left before the Aug. 31 deadline for ordering new transport refrigeration units, known commonly as reefers, and engines, if you want to qualify for an extension.
August 13, 2014
Carrier Transicold now has APX remote panels that can be mounted in easily accessible locations to control transport refrigeration units.
August 8, 2014
Reflect Scientific says a Cryometrix CB-40 transport refrigeration unit made history by delivering its first commercial load of frozen foods using a new pollution-free refrigeration technology.
July 21, 2014
A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.
June 23, 2014
A single 100-watt solar panel keeps the trailer's four Group 31 batteries charged and the liftgate operating reliably.
June 17, 2014
From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
June 10, 2014
When the California Air Resources Board says it is serious about fining trucking companies for violating state regulations over air quality it isn’t kidding.
May 12, 2014
A new competitor to refrigerated trucking officially launched Monday with the start of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service, running in both directions between Wilmington, Ill., and Selma, Calif.
April 15, 2014
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products will be better protected if cooled air continues to circulate as freight is being unloaded.
April 14, 2014
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.
April 7, 2014
Fleets that haul food products should take a proactive approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation of rules governing the transport of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011.
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