February 25, 2015
Large Eurovans are taking over some work-truck roles, but there’s still a big place for service bodies.
February 23, 2015
Trailer orders for January hit 27,300 units returning to normal order rates after an increased rate in the last three months of 2014, according to report from FTR.
February 19, 2015
A minivan plowed into the rear of a semi on I-75 in northern Michigan, and got dragged along for miles by the rig because its driver was totally unaware that he had something hanging on.
The Underslung Suspension from Ingersoll Axles is a fully integrated suspension system designed to improve performance in drop decks, low boys, specialty vans and auto haulers.
February 17, 2015
Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac automatic trailer lift axle control system is designed to monitor suspension load and manage lift axles for trailers.
February 16, 2015
The large gap between combination trailers can now be decreased at highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel with Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s T-Dolly.
February 11, 2015
Galbreath launched the M6-250 Series Roll-off Trailer designed to be lightweight and handle heavy loads like scrap and construction materials.
February 5, 2015
SafeSpace Company’s Disinfecting and Deodorizing Foggers are EPA approved, hospital-grade, contact disinfectants that can sanitize trailers and kill 99.9% of germs.
February 4, 2015
Net income was $19.1 million, or 27 cents per diluted share on net sales of $527 million, a quarterly record for the third consecutive quarter...
January 30, 2015
Most truckers who haul heavy rolls of steel and other metals use flatbeds, but there’s a safer way, in the opinion of those who use Transcraft Coil Haulers. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.
January 26, 2015
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 were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.
January 21, 2015
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, as Tom Berg explores in January's Once Around the Yard.
January 20, 2015
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 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 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
A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.
January 8, 2015
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
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
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.
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