December 8, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.
December 2, 2015
Trash-transfer trailers are highly specialized vehicles that must endure potentially destructive cargoes, yet they hold up for years of constant service.
November 25, 2015
The concept came from Europe, where not many factories have loading docks, but they do have alleyways for trucks to make pickups and deliveries.
There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.
November 19, 2015
While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.
November 17, 2015
Polar Tank Trailer's new myLift automatic lift axle control system automatically deploys and lifts up to two axles by reading pressure in the fixed-axle air suspension.
November 3, 2015
Bridgestone Commercial’s Bandag TR4.1 trailer tire retread is designed for small to medium truckload, less-than-truckload and pick-up and delivery fleets.
November 2, 2015
Maxon Lift’s BMR Columnlift Liftgate has several new features and is designed for heavy-duty applications of up to 6,600 pounds.
October 29, 2015
The latest congressional proposal authorizing a 91,000-pound weight limit adds productivity, but doesn’t always make operational or economic sense.
October 28, 2015
Net trailer orders in September rose nearly 47% over the previous month, hitting almost 36,000 units, according to a report by ACT Research.
October 17, 2015
FlowBelow Aero Inc., the manufacturer of fairings and wheel covers that control air movement around a road tractor’s drive wheels, is now selling a version for tractors that pull flatbed and tank trailers.
Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.
October 15, 2015
Mac Trailer’s lighter-weight UltraMac pneumatic trailer, designed specifically to haul Portland Cement, features aluminum design and onboard scales.
October 12, 2015
The last few years have been good for suppliers and as new technologies have driven up the value of components.
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.
September 30, 2015
XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 80 Slider is a two-axle trailer rated at 80,000 pounds designed for towing and rental markets.
September 29, 2015
Proper fifth wheel maintenance is important to ensure the tractor and trailer stay together.
September 22, 2015
Lighter-weight equipment is a quest for Jim Burg, president and CEO of James Burg Trucking Co. in Warren, Mich.
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
September 21, 2015
The strongest argument against heavier rigs is the lack of payback due to low revenue from stingy shippers. That's the "market" at work.
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