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January 6, 2018

Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem

Several northern states have laws requiring snow and ice to be removed from trucks and cars. But decreeing it is easier than doing it; automated devices aren't always where a snow-covered semi is. Tom Berg highlights one handheld alternative in his Trailer Talk blog.

January 3, 2018

5700 Alpha Mutt Trailer Tester System

Removing the burden of paperwork and data entry, the Alpha Mutt advanced trailer tester system provides automatic and guided inspections with detailed reports.

December 28, 2017

Purkeys Offers Space-Saving Nosebox

The Direct nosebox line developed by Purkeys allows fleets to have the functionality of both the nosebox and liftgate charging system in one receptacle, freeing up space on the front of the trailer.

December 28, 2017

Making Tank Trailers Safer

Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.

December 18, 2017

Trailer Orders Hit 'Fantastic' 42,600 Units in November

Preliminary reports on trailer orders from November are projecting a fantastic month, hitting 42,600 units, according to FTR.

December 18, 2017

Wabash National Chief Giromini to Step Down in June

Wabash National CEO Richard J. Giromini has informed the company of his intention to step down on June 1, 2018.

December 9, 2017

Thoughts From Staring at Semis' Rear Doors

Stainless or galvanized steel will make that trailer last longer. So will extra door locking rods, which stiffen a van's structure.

November 29, 2017

Refuse Fleet Depends on Aluminum Trailers

A variety of trailers serve a growing Georgia business, but the light weight and strength of aluminum trailers allow for higher payloads for the refuse hauler.

November 28, 2017

Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds

For horse trailers, corrosion resistance is important because of urine. Strength is, too, so trailer structures don’t twist on rough ground and its doors can freely open. Learn more in Tom Berg's Trailer Talk blog.

November 14, 2017

Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary

The mechanical gooseneck revolutionized equipment loading by eliminating the need to drive machinery up and over the trailer tires, says Talbert. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

November 13, 2017

XStream Offers Speed-Sensitive Trailer Gap Aerodynamic Device

XStream Trucking says its new, speed-sensitive, TruckWings trailer gap aerodynamic system can deliver fuel savings while reducing emissions.

November 8, 2017

End Dump Plays the Middle Man in Grain Transfer Operation

A big two-wheel field cart has brought beans directly to a silo but needed the semi to dump them into an auger. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

November 3, 2017

Road Ready Telematics Available on Wabash Trailers

The Truck-Lite Road Ready smart trailer system is now available as an option on Wabash dry and refrigerated van trailers.

October 31, 2017

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel Assembly

Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s 6NWB is a steel fifth wheel assembly that features a lightweight 6000 No-Slack top plate mounted to the Fontaine NWB sliding bracket.

October 27, 2017

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 27, 2017

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

A three-judge panel Friday granted the Truck Trailer Manufacturer’s Association request to provisionally stay the trailer provisions of the greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards that were slated to go into effect in January.

October 13, 2017

Stoughton Launches Platinum Series Grain Trailer

Stoughton Trailers has announced its newly designed Platinum Series Grain Trailer, available in eight different models to fit a variety of agriculture needs.

October 13, 2017

Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule

Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards.

October 11, 2017

Solar-Powered Reefer Successfully Tested in California

The eNow-supplied panels cut emissions and kept dairy products properly refrigerated in summer heat, the company said.

October 11, 2017

FTR Reports September Trailer Orders Up 84% from 2016

Preliminary net orders of 21,500 units, up 47% over August, bode well for 2018, the research firm says.


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