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October 31, 2014

Clever Commercial Celebrating a Boy’s Imagination Includes a Tractor-Trailer

The family comes upon a big rig transporting what looks like a tug or fishing boat, strapped to a special trailer. The little boy looks up at the boat and sees a three-masted schooner, foundering and in peril!

October 24, 2014

Trailer Orders 'Continue to Amaze'

New trailer orders for September were up 81% over the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from ACT Research Co.

October 23, 2014

Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times

The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

October 21, 2014

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders

Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

October 20, 2014

September Trailer Orders Exceed Predictions

Trailer orders in September were 32% better than August with net number of 32,111 units ordered for the month, according to a new report by FTR. When compared with September of last year, orders are up 80%.

October 16, 2014

Utility Video Showcases Flatbed and Curtainsided Trailers

Utility is showcasing three of its latest trailers, the 4000A and 4000S flatbeds and the Tautliner curtainsided trailer. The company made a video detailing the features and use cases of each.

October 16, 2014

Utility Trailer Details 4000A, 4000S Flatbeds and Tautliner

In this video, Utility outlines the capabilities and use cases for each of these heavy duty trailers. Get a look at the inside and out of Utility's 4000A and 4000S flatbeds and the Tautliner curtainsided trailer. To read more click here.

October 16, 2014

High-Cube Vans Bolster Fast Carriage of Big, Bulky Items

It's "back to the future" in van trailers for one carrier, explains Tom Berg in his "Trailer Talk" blog. The freight is big, bulky and light, with gross combination weights typically at 45,000 pounds, so the ZCube trailers are pulled by single-rear-axle tractors.

October 14, 2014

Bank Reports Big Increase in Loans for Trucking Equipment

In the first nine months of 2014 TAB Bank said has increased its trucking equipment lending by 56% compared to the same time in 2013.

October 9, 2014

Wastequip's Durable Covers Protect Containers

Wastequip’s lockable, heavy duty roll-off container covers are designed to meet protect against the elements while being lightweight and durable.

October 7, 2014

Prime Inc. Orders 2,500 Reefer Trailers

Utility Trailers announced that Prime Inc. placed an order for 2,500 trailers, the largest single trailer order in the company’s history.

October 7, 2014

Solar Panels Can Avoid Run-Down Batteries from Telematic Signaling

Recent announcements by Carrier Transicold and Thermo King, that they’re offering solar panels as options on many reefer units, jibed nicely with discussions during TMC's Fall Meeting near Orlando, notes Senior Editor Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

October 5, 2014

Spireon, Premier Trailer Leasing Present ROI Business Case

Spireon and Premier Trailer Leasing presented a case study showing return on investment for trailer and asset tracking and intelligence on the second day of this year’s ATA Management Conference and Exhibition.

September 29, 2014

Rotting Chicken Brings Attention to Abandoned Trailer

What does rotten chicken have to do with missing household goods? Abandoned trailers, says Senior Editor Tom Berg in his latest installment of the Trailer Talk blog.

September 29, 2014

Old Dominion Adds 2 New Drayage Facilities

Old Dominion Freight line added drayage facilities in Dallas and Nashville, which it says are strategically positioned near major railheads to accommodate growing demands domestically and globally.

September 25, 2014

Falcon GXT2000 Tracks Assets without Power

The SkyBitz Falcon GXT2000 is a self-powered GPS tracker for locating unpowered assets over a cellular connection.

September 24, 2014

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.

September 23, 2014

Commerce Department Rules Chinese Containers Subject to Tariffs

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in a preliminary finding, has determined that the Chinese government is providing unfair and illegal subsidies to producers and exporters of 53-foot dry van containers.

September 19, 2014

Using Archimedes’ Lever Principle to Help Propel a Tractor-Trailer

Archimedes, the scholar and mathematician of antiquity, was quoted as saying, “Give me a place to stand and a large enough lever, and I will move the earth.” That’s debatable, but some pretty big and heavy things can be nudged into motion with a lever – and trailers are among them, says an inventor in Ohio. Tom Berg has the story in his Trailer Talk blog.

September 17, 2014

New Book Details History of Fruehauf Trailers

A new book has been published that details the history of the Fruehauf Trailer Company.

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