Trailers

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March 22, 2013

Integrated Approach Tractor-Trailer Saves Fuel in KW's T680 Advantage Package

Kenworth designers have turned to the trailer part of their T680 Advantage rig, integrating the smoothly styled tractor's aerodynamics into the lines of a 53-foot Utility van. The tractor has mechanical and electrical equipment meant to save fuel, but reducing air drag across the entire vehicle is almost as important, they said.

March 21, 2013

East Manufacturing Celebrates 50,000 Trailer Manufactured

East is celebrating its 50,000 trailer from its manufacturing plant in Randolph, Ohio.

March 11, 2013

Bendix Trailer Information Module Offers Access to Trailer Data

Bendix says its new Trailer Information Module is an easy-to-use stand-alone system that offers comprehensive access to key trailer data.

March 7, 2013

Qualcomm Adds Trailer Tracking App

Qualcomm's new Trailer ABS Connect application for its Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200 provides trailer connect and disconnect information without the need for a more complex trailer tracking system.

March 6, 2013

Utility Introduces New Side Skirt Design

The Utility Side Skirt 120A-4 is a new advanced aerodynamic side skirt design, is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified to achieve greater than 5% fuel savings.

March 5, 2013

PeopleNet Tethered Trailer Tracking Needs No Extra Trailer Hardware

PeopleNet introduced what it says is the only trailer tracking offering by an onboard computing provider that requires no additional trailer hardware.

February 28, 2013

R:Com Now Offers Remote Control Over Carrier Reefer Units

Blue Tree Systems' R:Com Temperature Management System is now able to communicate in both directions with DataTrak-equipped Carrier Transicold transport refrigeration units, giving dispatch control over the reefer units from the back office.

February 25, 2013

ACT Research: Trailer Orders Decline in January

The decline in January tractor-trailer orders continued the monthly saw-tooth order pattern that started in October. Despite that month-over-month decline, orders were still strong enough to generate a small gain in January backlog.

February 14, 2013

Calculate True Capacity Before Buying Your Next Trailer: Part Three

Long before a single load is booked or any wheels turn, someone – usually a fleet manager – needs to determine exactly what is going to separate the road and the load.

February 12, 2013

AeroFlex Composite Trailer Side Skirt

Freight Wing has announced a new trailer side skirt, the AeroFlex Composite, which has been SAE/TMC tested to improve fuel economy by up to 7.45%. The skirts are SmartWay-verified.

February 11, 2013

Dos and Don'ts when Spec'ing Dry Vans

When you are getting ready to put a dry van trailer out to pasture and begin the process of searching for its replacement, there are many things to consider: maintenance costs, fuel-economy regulations, payload and the weight of the trailer, to name a few. One way to navigate through the maze of options is to follow some tips a few trailer manufacturers shared with us.

February 11, 2013

Super Mutt Helps Techs Test Trailers

Technicans at fleets and dealers can use IPA's Super Mutt Trailer Tester to help perform trailer safety inspections along with their regular tire checks.

January 31, 2013

Calculate True Capacity Before Buying Your Next Trailer: Part Two

Long before a single load is booked or any wheels turn, someone – usually a fleet manager – needs to determine exactly what is going to separate the road and the load.

January 28, 2013

Trailer Order Volume Strongest Since March 2006

Following a modest pullback in November, the trailer industry closed 2012 on a strong note: December saw new orders rise to a multi-year high, while cancellation activity remained at modest levels.

January 25, 2013

Wabash Acquires Assets of Beall Corp.

Wabash National Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of the tank and trailer business of Beall Corp., a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of aluminum tank trailers and related equipment, for approximately $15 million in cash.

January 24, 2013

Calculate True Capacity Before Buying Your Next Trailer: Part One

Long before a single load is booked or any wheels turn, someone - usually a fleet manager - needs to determine exactly what is going to separate the road and the load

January 21, 2013

Selecting the Right Trailers for your Fleet

Seems like an easy decision. Choose a trailer and go. But before adding just one or several hundred trailers, a fleet manager needs to determine what's right for the application. Considerations include space and weight capacities, laws and regulations, trailer age and regional-specific specifications

January 8, 2013

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights

One of the most common reasons for an officer to pull a driver over is for a faulty light. Below are some basic guidelines on how to troubleshoot some of the problems that may arise with a trailer lighting system

January 5, 2013

Future Reefers

Carbon dioxide, condemned for being a greenhouse gas and the target of diesel emissions regulations about to go into effect, is actually good when used as a refrigerant

December 27, 2012

Ontario revises conditions for 60-foot trailer test

Walmart Canada's long tractor-trailer combination should soon begin in-service testing following the issuing of revised permit conditions by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, the province's trucking association says

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