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September 30, 2015

Trailer Aimed at Towing and Rental Markets

XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 80 Slider is a two-axle trailer rated at 80,000 pounds designed for towing and rental markets.

September 29, 2015

Why Proper Fifth Wheel Maintenance is Important

Proper fifth wheel maintenance is important to ensure the tractor and trailer stay together.

September 22, 2015

Careful Trailer Spec'ing Yields Higher Payloads

Lighter-weight equipment is a quest for Jim Burg, president and CEO of James Burg Trucking Co. in Warren, Mich.

September 22, 2015

Dry Van Surge Drives Trailer Order Increase

Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.

September 21, 2015

Tri-Axle Trailers and Economics in the 'Market'

The strongest argument against heavier rigs is the lack of payback due to low revenue from stingy shippers. That's the "market" at work.

September 18, 2015

Ox Bodies Offers Rugged Scrap Trailer

Ox Bodies’ Scrap Trailer is designed for residential and commercial demolition projects with large debris.

September 16, 2015

SKF Spindle Nut Designed for Strength

SKF has announced a new, easily installed spindle nut locking system for both tractors and trailers that provides a high degree of strength.

September 9, 2015

Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet

Stainless steel tanker trailers look smooth enough to easily slip through the air, but they have characteristics that cause drag. One fleet has turned to an aero system for the tractor tandems to help smooth the air flow over the trailer.

September 9, 2015

FlowBelow AeroKit Designed for Tanker Industry

FlowBelow Aero’s tractor-mounted Tank Truck AeroKit system is designed specifically for tank truck applications.

September 9, 2015

Phillips Air Combination Assemblies Create Organized Package

Phillips Industries 2-IN-1 Air Combination Assemblies are designed to spiral wrap the emergency and service air lines together into a clean and organized package.

August 28, 2015

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.

August 26, 2015

Replacing Rivets with Adhesives Yields Smoother Sides That Could Save Fuel

Lord Corp., which makes bonding adhesives, has done research that indicates eliminating rivets from a trailer’s walls might cut aerodynamic drag by about 1%.

August 21, 2015

TodCold Refrigerated Roll-Up Door

Todco, The Overhead Door Company, added the new TodCold refrigerated door to its line of roll-up doors.

August 19, 2015

July Trailer Orders Generally Strong, Outlook Good, FTR Reports

UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.

August 11, 2015

Trailer Update: A Vehicle for Every Haul

Our annual roundup of the latest trailer products and trends.

August 7, 2015

MAC's New Lightweight, High-Capacity Flatbed

MAC Trailer Manufacturing says its new Lo-Pro Elite flatbed is engineered to provide "ultimate" capacity for general building materials, pipe, and palleted general-freight loads.

August 3, 2015

Hirschbach's Fuel-Saving Strategies

Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., seeks “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers,” says President Brad Pinchuk. Read full story here.

July 31, 2015

Trail King Expands Agriculture Product Offering

Trail King has released its complete line of agricultural product offerings with additional products from its recent acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.

July 29, 2015

Wabash Profit Increases, Meritor up on Adjusted Basis

Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.

July 29, 2015

Slick Plate Reduces Fifth Wheel Friction

Minimizer’s Slick Plate is designed to get rid of grease and prolong the life of a fifth wheel by reducing friction.



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