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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.

June 1, 2015

Are Trailers More Aerodynamically Important than Tractors?

ATDynamics, now part of Stemco, says 75% of wind drag at highway speeds comes from the trailer.

May 29, 2015

Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?

Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.

May 27, 2015

April Trailer Orders Down Big From Year Ago Levels

Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

May 27, 2015

XL 80 Gooseneck Trailer Is Designed to Be Lightweight

XL Specialized Trailers is set to introduce the lightweight XL 80 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck trailer, designed for contractors that need to move lighter-duty equipment.

May 26, 2015

Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'

Dump trucks can do a lot of hauling and delivery work, but there’s a limit to how precisely certain loads can be placed. One alternative is the “slinger,” which adds a high-capacity conveyor-belt mechanism to a hopper body.

May 20, 2015

Trade Commission: Cheap Chinese Containers Aren't Hurting U.S. Makers

Unrealistically cheap domestic intermodal containers from China aren't damaging the U.S. industry enough to slap on tariffs, according to a trade commission ruling.

May 19, 2015

East Names New National Platform Sales Manager

East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.

May 14, 2015

Commentary: Trucks vs. Trains Déjà Vu

Once again, we have the two sides fighting over which mode is safer and which mode is better for the environment. And not necessarily fighting fair.

May 14, 2015

Phillips Releases Compact Trailer Wiring Management System

Phillips Industries released a compact and durable Sta-Dry trailer wire management system called Volt-Box.

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