Trailers

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June 3, 2013

Why Better Underride Guards, and Maybe Other Stuff, Are Worth It

Senior Editor Tom Berg offers some personal insight into trailer underride guards and why they're so important in his "Trailer Talk" blog.

May 31, 2013

Haldex Names Reman Sales Manager

Haldex has named Tim Shaw national sales manager for reman components as well as two new directors of trailer sales.

May 30, 2013

Wabash Makes Senior Management Changes

Wabash National announced a number of senior management changes made to support the company's recently expanded business structure.

May 30, 2013

SAF-Holland Introduces Lightweight SAF Tridem Slider Suspension

SAF-Holland's new lightweight SAF CBX69 Tridem Slider Suspension system is now available for trailer applications. The company says the SAF CBX69 sets a new standard for lightweight tridem suspension slider axle systems.

May 28, 2013

ACT Research: Trailer Industry Orders Jump in April

After suffering a weak March, net trailer orders jumped 29% month over month in April, stronger than predicted by seasonality. However, year to date, net orders lag by 10% compared to 2012.

May 22, 2013

TRP Introduces Trailer Camshafts and Bushing Kits

The company said the camshaft head and shaft splines are induction-hardened for long life and durability, forged camshaft heads for precision-sizing and strength, and a nationwide 12-month warranty.

May 21, 2013

Food City Orders Utility’s 50,000th Dry Van

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Va., manufacturing plant for K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., the parent company of supermarket retailer Food City.

May 21, 2013

Getting Around Tarping

It takes special people to be flatbedders. Tarping, however, is usually not on their list of favorite activities. A single tarpaulin can weigh 65 to 100 pounds or more. It must be half thrown and half dragged over the load, spread evenly with corners properly folded and tucked in, and the whole piece of slippery fabric secured with straps and bungies.

May 21, 2013

TV News Reporter Does a Good Job on an Underride Story

We in the industry are sometimes irked when we see inaccurate or incomplete stories about trucking in the general news media.

May 21, 2013

Amsoil Introduces Synthetic Fifth Wheel Grease

Amsoil introduces its Synthetic Fifth-Wheel Grease, which is engineered to provide protection for, and improve performance of, fifth-wheel hitches operating in trucking and trailer applications.

May 8, 2013

See-Through Trailer’s Intriguing, Even If Wonder Woman’s Not Inside

Maybe you saw it in March at the Louisville truck show – that transparent trailer in Ancra International’s booth. I spotted it earlier in the month, at the TMC’s annual meeting and expo in Nashville. Story-wise, the why of it is obvious: It’s a rolling stage on which Ancra displays a number of its freight handling and tie-down products.

April 29, 2013

Over the years, from old pull trailers to multi-axle configurations

Heavy-haul equipment has always fascinated me, ever since I was a little boy watching “steam shovels” dig basements in our then-expanding neighborhood in post-World War II Milwaukee. The shovels (which were actually gasoline- and maybe diesel-powered) were carried to job sites on low-slung pull trailers. The trailers were pulled by dump trucks which, after parking the trailers on the street, also carried away some of the dirt from the new holes.

April 24, 2013

March Trailer Orders Down, Cancellations Negligible

Net trailer orders for March were down 6% month-over-month and 12% year-over-year. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. “Although orders are down, the orders being placed appear genuine, as cancellation activity has been negligible for most trailer categories,” said Frank Maly, director-CV Transportation with ACT Research.

April 23, 2013

Schneider Offering New Bulk Intermodal Container Service

Schneider National Bulk Carriers recently launched a bulk intermodal transportation service using a new 40-foot tank container that can be used on the rail and over the road to haul liquid bulk chemicals across the United States.

April 18, 2013

Kentucky Trailer Opens Detroit-Area Service Facility

Kentucky Trailer has opened its new 46,000-square-foot service and reconditioning facility at 53000 Grand River Avenue in New Hudson, Mich.

April 18, 2013

New Platform Improves Deliveries in Confined Spaces

Bustin has introduced a sturdy, compact platform and step system that can be mounted on existing equipment. The 28-inch-deep Slide & Go Space Saver Platform fits most truck bodies, including flatbed trailers and vocational trucks.

April 10, 2013

VorBlades Twist Air into Fuel-saving Vortices, Their Maker Claims

Here’s a new twist on aerodynamics: curved blades inside a rectangular structure that smooth air flow as it leaves a trailer’s surfaces. Called the VorBlade Invisible Fairing, the device is combined in rows at the trailing edges of a box trailer, reducing turbulence and the suction effect at the vehicle’s rear.

April 5, 2013

NTTC, J.J. Keller Partner for Compliance Guide

The National Tank Truck Carriers formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to produce the enhanced 2013 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide.

April 5, 2013

Wabash National Featured on 'World's Greatest!' Television Series

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...”, recently selected Wabash National Corp. to be a part of the series.

April 5, 2013

Dumps: Views of the market and trends from dealers and manufacturers

When the economy took a dive in 2008 and the construction industry's work dried up, so did much of the market for dump trailers. As construction begins coming back, there's a growing demand for new dumps. Demand also is being driven by other emerging trends in the market.

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