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November 17, 2015

Polar's MyLift Automates Lift Axle Control

Polar Tank Trailer's new myLift automatic lift axle control system automatically deploys and lifts up to two axles by reading pressure in the fixed-axle air suspension.

October 17, 2015

AeroKits for Tractors Now Offered for Flatbed, Tanker Trailers

FlowBelow Aero Inc., the manufacturer of fairings and wheel covers that control air movement around a road tractor’s drive wheels, is now selling a version for tractors that pull flatbed and tank trailers.

October 15, 2015

Mac Trailer Designed for Portland Cement

Mac Trailer’s lighter-weight UltraMac pneumatic trailer, designed specifically to haul Portland Cement, features aluminum design and onboard scales.

September 30, 2015

Tank Trailer Resists High Sulfuric Acid Concentrations

Wabash National Corporation’s Brenner brand fiberglass reinforced plastic tank trailer resists sulfuring acid in concentrations of up to 98%.

September 9, 2015

Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet

Stainless steel tanker trailers look smooth enough to easily slip through the air, but they have characteristics that cause drag. One fleet has turned to an aero system for the tractor tandems to help smooth the air flow over the trailer.

September 9, 2015

FlowBelow AeroKit Designed for Tanker Industry

FlowBelow Aero’s tractor-mounted Tank Truck AeroKit system is designed specifically for tank truck applications.

March 24, 2015

Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.

February 4, 2015

Heavy Duty Trucking Names 2015 Truck Fleet Innovators

The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.

December 23, 2014

Hess Toy Trucks Awaken Positive Memories

Since 1964 Hess has sold Toy Trucks in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so this year is the 50th anniversary of the tradition. Since Hess is closing its filling stations in a few months the 2014 truck will be the last that can be bought in person.

November 24, 2014

Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes

The Liquid Products Database lists 5,000-plus substances and how they affect the interior walls of tank trailers.

October 21, 2014

FMCSA Clarifies Home Heating Emergency Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration clarified its rule for tank carriers providing service in a home heating emergency.

October 10, 2014

Haz-Mat Carrier Loses FMCSA Appeal

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has upheld an emergency restriction order placed on National Distribution Inc.'s cargo tanks by the FMCSA.

July 2, 2014

Pedigree Technologies Releases Mobile Fluid Monitoring System

Pedigree Technologies, Fargo, N.D., has developed a mobile fluid monitoring system in partnership with Pro-Fab Industries, Arborg, Manitoba, and Titan Logix Corp., Edmonton, Alberta.

June 17, 2014

Brenner Tank Production Expands from Wisconsin to Indiana

Tank trailer products will be built in facilities operated by parent Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind., but Brenner's main plant will remain in Fond du Lac, Wis.

May 27, 2014

Big-Fleet Demand for Vans Leads Surge in Trailer Orders

Freight growth gives fleets confidence to buy, while low cancellations push backlogs to six months. Tankers are also up strongly, but lack of a highway bill could upset dump-trailer business.

May 5, 2014

Schneider Increasing Tanker Company Driver Pay

Most company tanker drivers will earn an additional 8% to 10% per mile, both loaded and unloaded, for an average increase of $4,000 per year.

April 28, 2014

PeopleNet Announces Integration with Tank Monitoring Technology

Improved efficiencies in tanker fleet operations is one of the benefits of PeopleNet’s new integration with the Titan Logix Corp.’s TD80 mobile liquid-level gauging system.

April 3, 2014

Hazmat Carriers Seek Improvements in Regulations

Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for Kenan Advantage Group, told legislators at a Wednesday hearing that Congress should tell the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to withdraw its proposed wetlines rule.

January 14, 2014

Polar Service Centers Names Gary Murphy Director of Business Development

Polar Service Centers, a national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has named Gary Murphy director of business development for the northern half of the United States.

January 3, 2014

Eight Finalists Selected for NTTC’s Usher Award

National Tank Truck Carriers has named eight professional tank truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become the recipient of the Usher Award recognizing the tank truck industry’s professional driver of the year.



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