Trailers

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February 11, 2016

O-O? Trailer Transit Might Need You

Tom Berg has been intrigued for a while by Trailer Transit, which, as its name implies, is a transporter of trailers. The Indiana-based outfit's owner-operators pull "anything and everything,' a veteran recruiter says. Learn more about it in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 2, 2016

An Unusual Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pumper

Most pumpers are mounted on straight trucks, some with multiple axles, but this large, heavy one is better carried on a long 10-axle rig.

January 26, 2016

A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer

There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?

January 26, 2016

East Manufacturing Names Reno’s Trailer Sales an Authorized Dealer

East Manufacturing has named Reno’s Trailer Sales in Belle Vernon, Penn., an authorized East Dealer.

January 22, 2016

2015 A Banner Year for Trailer Shipments

Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.

January 19, 2016

Trailer Orders Return to Normal at Year's End

Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.

January 15, 2016

Lock Prevents Trailer Seal Tampering

Transport Security’s Enforcer Seal Guard Lock hasp and trailer seal protector is designed to defend trailer seals from unauthorized removal and tampering while in transit.

December 29, 2015

Special Dumps Haul Bulk and Palletized Cargo Near and Far

Long-hauling is usually done with vans, reefers and flatbeds. But a little-noticed segment of trucking uses dump trailers that carry a wide variety of commodities.

December 22, 2015

Today’s Trailer Landing Gear

Landing gear can make a driver’s job that much easier at the beginning and end of a haul, depending on how well the components are protected and how well they work together.

December 22, 2015

November Trailer Orders See Solid Gains

Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.

December 21, 2015

Strick Trailers Recalls Dry Vans Over Rear Impact Guards

Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.

December 16, 2015

LTL Carriers Group Unhappy Over Rejection of Twin 33s

Longer doubles would've boosted efficiency, but Congress killed the idea on safety grounds. The Coalition for Efficient and Responsible Trucking, made up of less-than-truckload and package carriers with outside backing, expressed its unhappiness this week in a statement, reports Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

December 15, 2015

Wabash AeroFin Tail Device is SmartWay Elite Verified

Wabash National’s AeroFin XL Tail Device is an aerodynamic solution designed to improve trailer aerodynamics and overall fuel economy.

December 9, 2015

Amazon Buys Trailers to Improve Shipping Capacity

Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.

December 8, 2015

NHTSA Proposes More Effective Rear Impact Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.

December 2, 2015

Strong Trailers Take Trash to Landfills

Trash-transfer trailers are highly specialized vehicles that must endure potentially destructive cargoes, yet they hold up for years of constant service.

November 25, 2015

Curtainside Trailers Made for Alley Deliveries

The concept came from Europe, where not many factories have loading docks, but they do have alleyways for trucks to make pickups and deliveries.

November 25, 2015

Trailer Orders Still Solid Despite Ups and Downs

There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.

November 19, 2015

Trailer Orders Exceed Expectations Again in October

While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.

November 17, 2015

Polar's MyLift Automates Lift Axle Control

Polar Tank Trailer's new myLift automatic lift axle control system automatically deploys and lifts up to two axles by reading pressure in the fixed-axle air suspension.

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