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January 26, 2015

9 Tips for Better Trailer Maintenance

Don’t treat your trailers as an afterthought. Give them the attention they deserve by inspecting and maintaining them on a regular basis.

January 22, 2015

December Trailer Orders Near Record Numbers

December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.

January 21, 2015

A Safer Way to Clear Snow and Ice From Van Trailers

Although laws in several states require owners to clean off the roofs before the vehicles head for the road, that’s easier decreed than done.

January 20, 2015

Fontaine Adds Lightweight Mounts to Fifth Wheel

Fontaine Fifth Wheel is replacing two of its adjustable plate mount fifth wheel brackets with a single, lightweight model called the PML Adjustable Plate Mount.

January 13, 2015

East Manufacturing Adds New Authorized Dealers

East Manufacturing named Waters Truck & Tractor and Waters International Trucks as authorized East dealers. Waters will offer East’s full line of flatbed, drop deck and dump trailers.

January 12, 2015

Swift Deploys Telematics System on New Dry Van Trailers

Swift Transportation announced that it would partner with Spireon to bring GPS-based trailer tracking and management to dry van trailers added in 2015.

January 9, 2015

Fleet Enterprises to Expand Trailer Maintenance

A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.

January 8, 2015

Why Can't Those 3 Upper ID Lights Be Mounted Low?

The three identification lights at the top-rear of the trailer, mounted around the center line of the vehicle, are to alert following drivers that the vehicle equipped with these lights is wider than 80 inches.

January 5, 2015

HDT's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.

December 24, 2014

ZCube Trailers Are Back To the Future

Zenith Global Logistics, which hauls and delivers home and hotel furnishings across much of the nation, needed more capacity. So its managers looked around and rediscovered low-floor, high-cube van trailers that the fleet used 20 years ago.

December 24, 2014

Dry Van Specs: Lessons From A Leasing Company

Penske considers application, customer desires and residual value in its orders.

December 23, 2014

Hess Toy Trucks Awaken Positive Memories

Since 1964 Hess has sold Toy Trucks in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so this year is the 50th anniversary of the tradition. Since Hess is closing its filling stations in a few months the 2014 truck will be the last that can be bought in person.

December 22, 2014

2015 Trailer Orders Boost November Numbers

November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.

December 19, 2014

Trailer Orders Continue Hot Streak in November

Over 36,000 trailers were ordered in November, representing the 4th most orders of all time, according to ACT Research. Trailer orders were up 43% over last year.

December 11, 2014

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

December 10, 2014

A. Duie Pyle Bolsters Fleet of Heated, Insulated Vans for Winter

Some carriers turn away temperature-sensitive freight during cold snaps. But Pyle has equipment and facilities to handle it, and the business has grown.

December 10, 2014

Utility Makes Roll Stability Standard on Refrigerated Trailer

Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.

December 9, 2014

Antares Trailers Acquired by Direct Trailer

Antares Trailers has been acquired by Direct Trailer, a Texas-based manufacturer of custom flatbeds and drop-deck trailers. The acquisition will expand Direct Trailers production capabilities and increase the business volume.

December 3, 2014

Steel Springs, White Color Among Penske’s Trailer Specs

White sidewalls and doors can bring thousands of dollars more than a custom color at resale time.

December 2, 2014

East Offers Mobile-Optimized Website

East Manufacturing has launched a new interactive version of its website at www.eastmfg.com to help user select the right drop deck, dump, flatbed and refuse trailers.

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