Trailers

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July 20, 2017

HDT's 2017 Trailer Update

If tractors with their powerful diesel engines, sophisticated automated manual transmissions, and well-appointed cabs are the lifeblood of the trucking industry, then trailers, sturdy and utilitarian, are the blood type.

July 18, 2017

Trailer Orders Jump 12% In June

The final net trailer order numbers for the month of June have been published by FTR, showing a 12% increase from the previous month.

July 13, 2017

Driver Assist Strap Can Help Prevent Injuries

Ancra International’s Driver Assist Straps are designed to help avoid injuries and mishaps while drivers and dock workers climb into and out of trailers.

July 11, 2017

U.S. Xpress to Install SmartTruck TopKit on All New Trailers

U.S. Xpress announced that it will include SmartTruck’s TopKit Aero System on all of its trailer builds in 2017.

June 30, 2017

HandETrack Provides Bolt-Down Connection Point for Cargo

The HandETrack bolt down fitting connects to the track system providing a rigid, bolt-down connection point for securing cargo.

June 20, 2017

FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

June 16, 2017

Auxiliary Lighting Makes Nighttime Fuel Deliveries Safer

MAC Liquid Tank Trailers has developed an auxiliary lighting system for gasoline trailers intended to improve safety during nighttime filling station deliveries.

June 15, 2017

May Trailer Orders Show Sixth Year Over Year Gain

May trailer orders were better than expected, according to preliminary estimates from ACT Research. After a very slow start last fall, orders have been up year over year every month since December.

June 12, 2017

Great Dane Relocates Atlanta Branch

Great Dane’s Atlanta, Georgia, branch has moved to a new, significantly larger location, with an expanded parts showroom and bigger stock yard.

June 2, 2017

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

May 26, 2017

Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer

Docking was precise and gentle, but it took much more time than an operator would have patience for. However, as development continues, the system should get faster and more capable.

May 25, 2017

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

May 24, 2017

East Manufacturing Offers New Lightweight Tipper Trailer

East Manufacturing has introduced its new Lightweight Tipper Trailer, designed for increased payload and durability in refuse hauling operations.

May 18, 2017

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable

The Helix Dumper is a major advance and worthy of a prize. But I'd have voted for Wabash National's RIG-16 rear impact guard.

May 11, 2017

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

The plane came in too low and its landing gear clipped the top of the South Shore van, tearing off and embedding itself in the roof and side panels. The plane continued on and its pilot put it down safely on its belly.

May 11, 2017

East Manufacturing Adds Authorized Dealer in Green Bay

East Manufacturing has named Green Bay, Wis.-based Truck Equipment Inc. its latest authorized East Dealer.

May 10, 2017

IIHS Tests Show Clear Safety Benefit of Side Underride Guards

Recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have demonstrated the potentially life-saving benefit of placing side underride guards on trailers.

May 2, 2017

Stoughton to Install TopKit Aero System on Rental, Lease Trailers

Stoughton Lease will begin installation of SmartTruck TopKit Aero Systems on across its entire fleet of rental and lease trailers.

April 26, 2017

Ancra’s Logist-A-Panel Helps Secure Cargo

Ancra International has added the Logist-A-Panel to its line of cargo restraint system products, designed to create a captive beam decking and shoring wall system to replace standard plywood or liner panel from a sheet and post trailer.

April 25, 2017

Air-Weigh Updates LoadMaxx Trailer Scale

Air-Weigh announced the next generation of its LoadMaxx Trailer Scale that combines its previous LoadMaxx and Quickload trailer scales into a single scale with two options: LoadMaxx base model and LoadMaxx with ComLink.

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