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May 27, 2015

April Trailer Orders Down Big From Year Ago Levels

Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

May 27, 2015

XL 80 Gooseneck Trailer Is Designed to Be Lightweight

XL Specialized Trailers is set to introduce the lightweight XL 80 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck trailer, designed for contractors that need to move lighter-duty equipment.

May 26, 2015

Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'

Dump trucks can do a lot of hauling and delivery work, but there’s a limit to how precisely certain loads can be placed. One alternative is the “slinger,” which adds a high-capacity conveyor-belt mechanism to a hopper body.

May 20, 2015

Trade Commission: Cheap Chinese Containers Aren't Hurting U.S. Makers

Unrealistically cheap domestic intermodal containers from China aren't damaging the U.S. industry enough to slap on tariffs, according to a trade commission ruling.

May 19, 2015

East Names New National Platform Sales Manager

East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.

May 14, 2015

Commentary: Trucks vs. Trains Déjà Vu

Once again, we have the two sides fighting over which mode is safer and which mode is better for the environment. And not necessarily fighting fair.

May 14, 2015

Phillips Releases Compact Trailer Wiring Management System

Phillips Industries released a compact and durable Sta-Dry trailer wire management system called Volt-Box.

May 13, 2015

House Bill Allows Twin 33s Nationwide; Keeps Restart Suspension Active

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate and other highways— regardless of state laws.

May 7, 2015

Piggyback Equipment at Pennsylvania’s Toy Train Museum

There was a time when railroads were in the motor transport business, as their parent companies recognized that freight was being grabbed by fast, flexible long-haul trucks and they might as well grab some of the revenue.

May 1, 2015

Trail King Acquires Grain Trailer Manufacturer

Trail King Industries has acquired aluminum grain trailer maker Dakota Trailer Manufacturing expanding the company’s agricultural product line.

April 29, 2015

Wabash National Signs Aurora Parts to Exclusive Deal

Wabash National announced a five-year agreement with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of aftermarket parts the company's trailers and brands.

April 28, 2015

EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind

Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is set, said the system’s inventor.

April 24, 2015

Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe

Throwing a tarpaulin over a big load on a flatbed trailer, especially on a cold, snowy windy day might be the most difficult job in trucking but there are easier alternatives.

April 22, 2015

Great Western to Sell East Flatbeds

East Manufacturing has named Great Western Leasing & Sales Inc. in Fontana, Calif., as an authorized East dealer.

April 17, 2015

Carrier Transicold Marks 75 Years of Road Transport Refrigeration

Carrier's reefer activities date to 1940, and Transicold brand was formed in 1970, when the company acquired Transicold Co., based in California.

April 13, 2015

XTRA Lease Offers 2015 Size and Weight Guide

A reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations, called the 2015 Size and Weight Guide, has been made available for download by XTRA Lease.

April 8, 2015

Trail King Returns to End-Dump Market

The Steel End Dump is a project that has been in consideration over the past few years and, with the re-awakening of construction activity, the company decided to re-introduce the model.

April 8, 2015

GTL922 Tire Designed for Line Haul Trailer Use

The GT Radial GTL922 is a line haul trailer tire designed for better driving stability and wet grip performance.

April 7, 2015

Founders of Failed ‘Cold Train’ Blame BNSF Railway, Sue for $41 Million

Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the business being thrown at them.

April 2, 2015

Modular Trailer Molds to Job Size

The Scheuerle Highway Trailer MES merges the requirements for transporting oversize and concentrated loads into one trailer.


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