Trailers

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January 10, 2017

Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?

Managers strive for “productivity” and “equipment utilization,” but how many trailers are moving freight even half the time in their lives? Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog muses on the number of trailers just sitting around.

January 9, 2017

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers Adds to Dealer Network

J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers, a manufacturer of trailers and truck bodies, has appointed Kahn Truck Equipment and Stainless & Repair to its dealer network.

January 6, 2017

Fleet Celebrates Veterans With Custom Trailer Mural

Green Bay, Wis.-based trucking company Contract Transport Services has decorated a full box trailer with a military recognition mural to honor the company’s veteran employees and all veterans in the area.

January 5, 2017

Great Western Leasing and Sales Acquires Albuquerque Dealer

Great Western Leasing and Sales is buying Quality Trailer sales, a full-service trailer dealership based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

December 22, 2016

Trailers the European Way

European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

December 19, 2016

Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book

Vintage ads help Ruth Ann Fruehauf, granddaughter of the founder of Fruehauf Trailer Corp., tell how the company designed and built trailers for many uses.

December 19, 2016

Cooper Aims Roadmaster RM272 at Drop Deck Trailers

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line, designed to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers.

December 19, 2016

East Offers Hendrickson Trailer Air Disc Brake Option

East Manufacturing will offer the Hendrickson Maxx22T Trailer Air Disc Brake with Dura-Light Hub as the preferred air disc brake package option for all its trailers.

December 16, 2016

Dry Van Surge Powers Trailer Orders Past Expectations

Trailer orders in November beat expectations by a wide margin due in part to large orders placed by large fleets, according to the latest trailer numbers from analysts at FTR and ACT Research.

December 9, 2016

East Manufacturing Names Dump Trailer Product Manager

East Manufacturing appointed Chris Cooler as its product manager for dump trailers in addition to his role as Mid-South regional manager.

December 5, 2016

Great Dane Adds 2 Options to Freedom XP Trailer

Great Dane has added the Jost AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a sliding suspension option to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.

December 1, 2016

Trailer Slick Plate Requires No Grease

Minimizer has launched the Trailer Slick Plate, a self-lubricating polymer plate that attaches to a trailer’s upper coupler.

November 28, 2016

Stoughton Trailers Adds Ervin to Dealer Network

Toledo, Ill.-based transportation equipment dealer Ervin has been added to Stoughton Trailers’ network of North American dealers, the company announced.

November 24, 2016

East Manufacturing Names Platform Product Manager

East Manufacturing has named Bill Wallace as platform product manager, adding the duties to his current position as Northeast regional sales manager, the company announced.

November 23, 2016

Oak Harbor Maximizes Asset Utility With A Decking System

Oak Harbor Freight Lines avoids wasting trailer space and damaging its customer's freight by using Kinedyne's decking system to maximize its asset utility.

November 21, 2016

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient aluminum sheet-and-post design, like now? Yes, for a number of years yet.

November 21, 2016

Time Switch Keeps Interior Cargo Lights Under Control

Peterson Manufacturing has introduced the 5600 Timer Box Switch, a system for controlling interior cargo lights.

November 18, 2016

Great Dane Dealer Opens Full-Service Facility in Fresno

Great Dane full-service dealer Central Valley Trailer Repair has opened a new facility in Fresno, Calif., offering a variety of sales, parts, and service accommodations.

November 17, 2016

Dry Van Orders Hit 10-Month High in October

Net orders for all trailer types were up in October compared to the previous month and essentially met expectations, according to a report from FTR.

November 14, 2016

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

There’s dropping trailers, as in hook-and-drop operations, and there’s dropping a trailer, as in whoops! In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg looks at two recent product announcements aimed at addressing the potential of trailers coming loose from fifth wheels.

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