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July 29, 2015

Wabash Profit Increases, Meritor Drops

Trailer maker Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago, including some record numbers. Meritor, however, saw its results hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets.

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.

July 27, 2015

Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors

Freight goes through and on these components, and are among the details to carefully consider when spec’ing dry-van truck bodies and trailers.

July 24, 2015

Trailer Jack Made for Fast Adjustments

The Ultra-Tow XTP is a trailer jack designed for quicker trailer height adjustments with minimal cranking required..

July 22, 2015

Trailer Weight Cutting Suggestions Total 2,500 Pounds

While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.

July 20, 2015

Dry Van and Reefer Orders on the Rise

Trailer orders increased significantly in June to 26,700 units with better than expected numbers in the dry van and refrigerated van markets.

July 15, 2015

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.

July 9, 2015

The Army Uses Serious Rigs to Haul Armored Vehicles

The U.S. Army operates some of the more serious tractor-trailer combinations in the world, as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer Talk blog. The M1000 gooseneck trailer, for instance, weighs 50,000 pounds before it's even loaded.

July 6, 2015

Anderson Trucking Service Adds Dual Lane Trailer

Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.

July 6, 2015

Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge

Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.

July 2, 2015

Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging

Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in his Trailer Talk blog.

June 30, 2015

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

June 26, 2015

Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

June 25, 2015

Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts

Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how durable are they? Testing and experience show that material flexibility is a requirement for resisting damage.

June 24, 2015

Air-Defense System Filters Debris For Air Brakes

Phillips Industries has introduced the Air-Defense System trailer brake in-line filtration system designed to trap debris before entering air lines or brake components.

June 23, 2015

Breaking the 11 MPG Barrier

For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.

June 19, 2015

Doonan Announces Hire of Marketing and Sales Manager

Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.

June 18, 2015

May Trailer Orders Down 14 Percent

May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.

June 17, 2015

A Fruehauf Lowboy Carried Palomar Observatory's Mirror

What transpired was a meticulously planned two-day journey involving Belyea Truck Co. and Pacific Crane & Rigging, plus support vehicles, California Highway Patrol motorcycle escorts, and cars bearing press reporters and photographers.

June 3, 2015

SAF-Holland's ULX40 Trailer Suspension Uses Composite Springs

Citing a trend away from air-ride and toward mechanical trailer suspensions, SAF-Holland has introduced an integrated suspension-axle-brake product it says is the first of its kind.

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