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September 9, 2015

Phillips Air Combination Assemblies Create Organized Package

Phillips Industries 2-IN-1 Air Combination Assemblies are designed to spiral wrap the emergency and service air lines together into a clean and organized package.

August 28, 2015

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.

August 26, 2015

Replacing Rivets with Adhesives Yields Smoother Sides That Could Save Fuel

Lord Corp., which makes bonding adhesives, has done research that indicates eliminating rivets from a trailer’s walls might cut aerodynamic drag by about 1%.

August 21, 2015

TodCold Refrigerated Roll-Up Door

Todco, The Overhead Door Company, added the new TodCold refrigerated door to its line of roll-up doors.

August 19, 2015

July Trailer Orders Generally Strong, Outlook Good, FTR Reports

UPDATED -- A month-over-month decline was particularly impacted by a drop in dry van orders following some large fleet orders placed in June, but were 13% better than July 2014.

August 11, 2015

Trailer Update: A Vehicle for Every Haul

Our annual roundup of the latest trailer products and trends.

August 7, 2015

MAC's New Lightweight, High-Capacity Flatbed

MAC Trailer Manufacturing says its new Lo-Pro Elite flatbed is engineered to provide "ultimate" capacity for general building materials, pipe, and palleted general-freight loads.

August 3, 2015

Hirschbach's Fuel-Saving Strategies

Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., seeks “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers,” says President Brad Pinchuk. Read full story here.

July 31, 2015

Trail King Expands Agriculture Product Offering

Trail King has released its complete line of agricultural product offerings with additional products from its recent acquisition of Dakota Trailer Manufacturing.

July 29, 2015

Wabash Profit Increases, Meritor up on Adjusted Basis

Wabash's second quarter earnings showed a big leap in profitability from a year ago. Meritor results were hampered by a strong dollar and weak overseas markets but were up on an adjusted basis.

July 29, 2015

Slick Plate Reduces Fifth Wheel Friction

Minimizer’s Slick Plate is designed to get rid of grease and prolong the life of a fifth wheel by reducing friction.

July 27, 2015

Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors

Freight goes through and on these components, and are among the details to carefully consider when spec’ing dry-van truck bodies and trailers.

July 24, 2015

Trailer Jack Made for Fast Adjustments

The Ultra-Tow XTP is a trailer jack designed for quicker trailer height adjustments with minimal cranking required..

July 22, 2015

Trailer Weight Cutting Suggestions Total 2,500 Pounds

While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.

July 20, 2015

Dry Van and Reefer Orders on the Rise

Trailer orders increased significantly in June to 26,700 units with better than expected numbers in the dry van and refrigerated van markets.

July 15, 2015

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.

July 12, 2015

Breaking the 11 MPG Barrier

For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.

July 9, 2015

The Army Uses Serious Rigs to Haul Armored Vehicles

The U.S. Army operates some of the more serious tractor-trailer combinations in the world, as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer Talk blog. The M1000 gooseneck trailer, for instance, weighs 50,000 pounds before it's even loaded.

July 6, 2015

Anderson Trucking Service Adds Dual Lane Trailer

Anderson Trucking Service says its new Dual Lane Trailer, designed for loads ranging from 200,000 to 360,000 pounds, will help it expand in the energy business.

July 6, 2015

Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge

Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge taking place Sept. 28 to 30, 2015 in Savannah, Ga.


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