Trailers

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May 26, 2017

Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer

Docking was precise and gentle, but it took much more time than an operator would have patience for. However, as development continues, the system should get faster and more capable.

May 25, 2017

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

May 24, 2017

East Manufacturing Offers New Lightweight Tipper Trailer

East Manufacturing has introduced its new Lightweight Tipper Trailer, designed for increased payload and durability in refuse hauling operations.

May 18, 2017

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable

The Helix Dumper is a major advance and worthy of a prize. But I'd have voted for Wabash National's RIG-16 rear impact guard.

May 11, 2017

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

The plane came in too low and its landing gear clipped the top of the South Shore van, tearing off and embedding itself in the roof and side panels. The plane continued on and its pilot put it down safely on its belly.

May 11, 2017

East Manufacturing Adds Authorized Dealer in Green Bay

East Manufacturing has named Green Bay, Wis.-based Truck Equipment Inc. its latest authorized East Dealer.

May 10, 2017

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

May 2, 2017

Stoughton to Install TopKit Aero System on Rental, Lease Trailers

Stoughton Lease will begin installation of SmartTruck TopKit Aero Systems on across its entire fleet of rental and lease trailers.

April 26, 2017

Ancra’s Logist-A-Panel Helps Secure Cargo

Ancra International has added the Logist-A-Panel to its line of cargo restraint system products, designed to create a captive beam decking and shoring wall system to replace standard plywood or liner panel from a sheet and post trailer.

April 25, 2017

Air-Weigh Updates LoadMaxx Trailer Scale

Air-Weigh announced the next generation of its LoadMaxx Trailer Scale that combines its previous LoadMaxx and Quickload trailer scales into a single scale with two options: LoadMaxx base model and LoadMaxx with ComLink.

April 7, 2017

Drop Decks, Aluminum Transition Radii, and the Romans

I looked at the transition radius on a Mac aluminum drop deck and it occurred to me that the radius is an arc, a portion of an arch – that engineering marvel devised by Roman engineers more than 2,000 years ago.

March 30, 2017

Thermo King Names Transport Specialists North American Dealer of the Year

Thermo King, manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions, recently recognized Cincinnati, Ohio-based Transport Specialists as its North American Dealer of the Year at the company's annual dealer principal meeting.

March 29, 2017

Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame

Fruehauf, as a blacksmith, noted that horses that pulled rather than carried loads were in better shape. He reasoned that trucks would likewise last longer if they towed rather than toted loads.

March 28, 2017

Talbert Introduces 55-Ton Extendable Heavy Haul Trailer

Talbert Manufacturing has introduced a new 55-ton extendable heavy-haul trailer, the 55SA-Tele, designed to haul large equipment.

March 27, 2017

Trends in Trailer Suspensions

While suspension producers are constantly upgrading and improving their products and adding new models, overall trends in suspension uptake by fleets remain fairly constant.

March 23, 2017

Wabco Reveals Technology Showcase Trailer

Wabco is debuting its interactive Technology Showcase Trailer for the first time at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight company innovations.

March 22, 2017

The Tales Trailer Tires Tell

Say what you will about a tire, but it won’t lie to you. If there are problems with wheel alignment, suspensions, braking or chassis, your tires will be happy to tell you, if you just take a look.

March 17, 2017

Phillips Collaborates on Trailer-to-Tractor Connectivity Tool

Phillips Industries and Velvac are collaborating on the TrailerLink connected vehicle solution, which is designed to support trailer-to-tractor video and data communications and connectivity.

March 15, 2017

Trailer Orders Down in February, but Still Up From Last Year

February trailer orders are expected to trail January’s excellent numbers but still exceed last year’s numbers, according to the preliminary estimates from ACT Research.

March 13, 2017

Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too

Anti-lock braking systems are supposed to keep brakes from locking, but this time didn’t. Why might that be?

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