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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.

April 3, 2013

Oilmen’s Truck Tanks Introduces 3rd Generation DEF Insulated Tanker

Oilmen’s has developed the third generation of its insulated tanker used for hauling DEF or Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Standard equipment includes insulated tank, insulated and heated cabinet, insulated and heated piping, and protected pumping equipment.

March 26, 2013

Heavy-Truck Orders Move Higher, Used Truck Market Stabilizes, Caution Over Trailers

Three separate new reports paint a picture of healthy new heavy truck sales and an improving used-truck market, but a market for trailers that is still relatively weak.

March 26, 2013

Optronics Rolls Out Led Clearance Marker Lamp for Vanguard Trailers

LOUISVILLE -- Optronics International showed off its new Uni-Lite LED clearance/marker lamps for the first time during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 26, 2013

SmartTruck Unveils Lo-Pro Version of Trailer Side Fairing System

LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck introduced a low-profile version of its trailer Side Fairing system late last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show, allowing it to fit on more kinds of trailers.

March 26, 2013

New Aerodynamic Trailer Skirt Technology Introduced

LOUISVILLE – BetterTrucker.com, an online marketplace for truckers and trucking companies, introduced what it calls the “next-generation” semi-trailer side skirt at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 26, 2013

Great Dane Rolls Out First Mobile App at MATS

LOUISVILLE -- Trailer manufacturer Great Dane introduced its first mobile app during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 25, 2013

Trail King Introduces Continuous Belt Ag Trailer

LOUISVILLE -- Trail King announced its Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite Rolled Side Ag Trailer (ASHR-C) at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

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