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January 24, 2014

Trailer Orders Gain in December

The trailer industry saw a 14% month-over-month gain in net orders in December, as six of the ten trailer categories posted positive results. For 2013, a total of 231,700 orders were booked, down just under 2% from 2012’s result.

November 19, 2013

TransiTank Turns Vans into Tankers, 2 Firms Say

Van trailers can become tankers with a new bulk liquid transport system announced by two Texas companies who say that it will increase trucking and intermodal backhauls and lower shipping costs.

October 14, 2013

Cadec Unveils TempTracker for PowerVue

Cadec Global announced the availability of its TempTracker solution for PowerVue. TempTracker uses wireless technology to monitor and document temperatures and alert drivers and management on temperature exceptions in real-time so they can take immediate action when necessary to protect perishable goods.

September 24, 2013

Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say

Updated recommendations from TMC for trailer electrical systems say sealed wiring, water- and corrosion-resistant connectors and low-amperage lamp designs are the things to get for long life – not new advice, but information newly included in the group’s Recommended Practice 704.

September 24, 2013

SkyBitz and TMW Systems Integrate

SkyBitz and TMW Systems announced an integrated solution for improved trailer maintenance. The integrated SkyBitz/TMT Fleet Maintenance–SQL solution provides for-hire and private fleet carriers a portfolio of solutions for managing their fleets.

September 5, 2013

Fontaine Introduces Infinity Superior Slide Trailer with Independent Sliding Axles

Fontaine Trailer Co. introduced a new trailer featuring independent sliding axles. The new Infinity Superior Slide is a versatile platform trailer. It can be configured as a closed tandem set at the rear, a closed tandem set at the front, a full 10-foot spread axle, and any combination in between.

June 28, 2013

Schneider Begins Installing Container- and Trailer-Tracking Devices

It’s 11 p.m. Do you know where my load is? That’s a shipper asking a trucker the whereabouts of the trailer or container carrying his cargo. He’s not asking about a tractor and its driver; he wants to know about his load. From that point of view, it’s odd that trucking companies attached the first satellite and cellular-based tracking devices to tractors years ago, when products became available.

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