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September 15, 2014

Vocational Sales Climb as Construction, Energy Grow

Demand for vocational trucks and trailers continues to be pushed by oil and gas producers, road building and municipal business, according to truck manufacturers and researchers. Revivals in housing and commercial construction are also factors as vocational Class 8 retail truck sales are up 9.2% through July compared to last year, and should be up by 16.4% for all of 2014.

September 5, 2014

Ridewell Announces New Lightweight Trailer Suspensions

Ridewell Suspensions is adding a series of 13,200-pound-capacity trailer suspensions to its RSS-233 product line, designed to reduce weight without sacrificing overall durability.

September 5, 2014

75-Ton 9-Axle Lowboy Hauls More, Saves Money for Equipment Dealer

Bill Miller Equipment needed a trailer of higher capacity, with axle configurations and versatility to haul it through numerous states. Talbert built one. Tom Berg has the story in his "Trailer Talk" blog.

August 28, 2014

CARB’s 2007 Reefer Deadline at End of August

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 27, 2014

Trailer Net Orders Post Healthy July

Trailer orders fell month-over-month in July, but were up 37% compared to a year ago, according to fictures from ACT Research.

August 26, 2014

Phillips Introduces Liftgate Sockets With Swivel Technology

Phillips Industries has introduced new single and dual pole liftgate sockets with swivel and automatic disconnect features.

August 22, 2014

SmartTruck TopKit Offers 'Near-invisible" Aero Improvement for Trailers

SmartTruck's new TopKit system aerodynamic device is a "nearly invisible" system for improving fuel efficiency on dry-van and refrigerated trailers.

August 20, 2014

Here’s to Tequila Patron, Which Made This Trailer Possible

“Now why would a trucking company that hauls booze advertise it?” I mumbled. “That’s asking for a hijacking.” Senior Editor Tom Berg investigates in his "Trailer Talk" blog.

August 19, 2014

Phillips Announces Liftgate Dual Pole Kit

Philips Industries is now offering a liftgate dual pole installation and conversion kit to help fleets that are seeing an increasing need to have a ground return system versus a chassis ground system for the supplemental power requirements of liftgates.

August 13, 2014

Remote Panels Enable Easy Access to Reefer Controls

Carrier Transicold now has APX remote panels that can be mounted in easily accessible locations to control transport refrigeration units.

August 11, 2014

Noregon Introduces Trailer Diagnostic Adapter

Noregon Systems has released a new trailer diagnostic adapter for analyzing trailer ABS issues.

August 8, 2014

Liquid Nitrogen – How Cool is That?

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.

August 6, 2014

Tarping Systems for Belly Dumps

Pulltarps offers three tarping systems for Belly Dumps, a traditional pulltarp, automatic arms, and a cable system.

August 1, 2014

Researcher Critical of Railroad Study on Truck Safety

A leading transportation researcher has characterized a report prepared for the railroad-funded Railway Supply Institute on the safety of larger trailers in trucking as fatally flawed.

July 31, 2014

How Important are Claims About Towing Capacity?

Senior Editor Tom Berg branches out a bit in his Trailer Talk blog this week to talk about how much trailer load heavy pickups can haul. In a demonstration a couple of weeks ago, Ford pitted a pair of Power Stroke-powered F-450 pickups against a Ram 3500 dually pickup with a Cummins Turbo Diesel to demonstrate towing capacity.

July 29, 2014

Webb Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds

Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its ductile-iron TN-model trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The hub now weighs 35 pounds, which Webb claims is the lightest ductile iron hub available for 25,000-pound-rated TN trailer axles.

July 24, 2014

Trailer Net Orders Up 45% for First Half of 2014

Net orders for trailers are up 45% for the first half of the year, despite June net orders dropping slightly from May, reports ACT Research. June orders of 22,000 were off 1% month over month, but up 42% year over year, led by a surge in liquid and bulk tank trailer orders.

July 21, 2014

2014 Trailer Update

A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.

July 11, 2014

NHTSA to Issue New Rules on Underride Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted a petition from the Truck Safety Coalition and will issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to rear impact/underride guards and other safety strategies for single unit trucks.

July 8, 2014

Used Truck, Trailer Wholesale Prices Generally Lower

The medium-duty truck market continues its downward trend as wholesale prices continue to decline, according to new figures released from vehicle industry data provider Black Book.

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