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April 20, 2010

Ceramic Roof Coating Saves Fuel for Food-Hauling Fleet

Sunshine brings warmth and happiness, but to refrigerated trailers it brings only heat, and too much of it

March 12, 2010

TMC Sessions: Designing and Installing Trailer Aero Devices

It would be a good idea if fleets and truckers had some way to judge how good trailer aerodynamic products are, and to properly install what's available

February 17, 2010

Holland Changes Along With Trucking

There's a mighty transition going on at an old, established North American supplier to the trucking industry. Holland from Michigan is now a combined company with SAF of German

February 17, 2010

Dart Goes Lightweight

Dart Transit, a pioneer in high-cube trailers for hauling low-density freight, is now seeking lower tare weight to serve customers who ship heavier cargoes

January 7, 2010

Pick It Up and Run With It: Intermodal 'Trailer' Comes to U.S.

Lars Frantzich refers to his container carriers as "machines," not trailers. This gives a hint of the capability and versatility of the Hammar Lift self-loading container-hauling trailer, new to the U.S. market

December 17, 2009

Piggyback Pointers: Spec'ing For Intermodal

For much of the history of trailer-on-flatcar operations, semitrailers had to be beefed up to take the beating of rail service

December 1, 2009

Interior Lighting? Think LEDs

Daylight's great for as long as it lasts, and then we switch on electric lights. But for lighting up the insides of trailers, forget old-fashioned incandescent and even late-model fluorescent types

November 6, 2009

Trailer Safety: Easy On, Off and Walking for Drivers With These Products

Falling from a tall trailer will almost certainly result in broken bones or worse for a driver or maintenance person, and will cost thousands of dollars in medical and worker's compensation claims

October 2, 2009

Spec'ing Your Trailer For Resale

What makes a semitrailer easy to sell at a good price? Structural soundness, with emphasis on the floor and roof, and good appearance that comes from regular maintenanc

September 15, 2009

CA Goes Aero: CARB's New Aerodynamic Rules

Not many owners of semitrailers have bought aerodynamic fairings and low-rolling-resistance tires to save fuel, but a lot of them will have to under new rules from California's Air Resources Board

August 26, 2009

California Reefers

The California Air Resources Board is following through on its promise to clamp down on emissions from reefer diesel

August 10, 2009

Heavier-Rig Idea Advances

A bill to allow states to authorize heavier tractor-trailers has been introduced in Congress, and the idea might also be part of highway reauthorization legislation. But chances for passage are iffy, observers sa

June 10, 2009

Trailer Maintenance: Little Things Mean A Lot

Trailers these days get a little more respect than they used to. They're designed to last longer with less maintenance. Newer, more damaging de-icers have driven the development of new coatings and other solutions to corrosion problems

June 10, 2009

Tie-Downs Need Proper Storage and Use

When drivers are tying down a flatbed load, they may be tempted to use equipment that's worn or torn or broken, so they can get going and earn some money

June 8, 2009

Intermodal Issues

'Revolutionary" is an apt description for freight containers, those now ubiquitous steel boxes that carry the cargoes of commerce around the world

June 8, 2009

Fuel-Saving Reefers

Diesel fuel is getting almost too dear in price to burn, so users are looking at ways to conserve it and to avoid consuming it altogether

June 8, 2009

Trailers: Lock 'Em Up

Perhaps you've heard of "MS-13," labeled "the most dangerous gang in America" by Newsweek magazine and chronicled in recent months by newspapers and broadcast media

June 8, 2009

Leasing Lessons

CARB is a four-letter word to most truckers, who cringe every time the people who run California's Air Resources Board dictate another set of rules

June 3, 2009

Trailer Report: Fuel-Saving Reefers

Diesel fuel is getting almost too dear in price to burn, so users are looking at ways to conserve it and to avoid consuming it altogether

May 26, 2009

Trailer Safety: Technology That's Working

Rollovers are one of the most serious types of accidents, because drivers and other truck occupants are usually tossed around and badly injured or killed. In the process, tractors are badly damaged or totaled


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