Trailers

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May 6, 2014

One Kingpin Locked, Another Bare in North Carolina

This intelligently locked reefer trailer was parked in a small truckstop in western North Carolina. Three slots away was a loaded flatbed with its kingpin bare, just waiting to be swiped.

May 2, 2014

Prime Trailer Leasing Acquires OnRamp Trailer From CR England

Prime Trailer Leasing, a provider for the rental and leasing of semi trailers, announced it has purchased OnRamp Trailer Services from CR England.

April 30, 2014

Utility Trailer Celebrates 100 Years of Business

Utility Trailer Manufacturing, a manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, recently commemorated its 100th anniversary in La Quinta, California. This photo gallery features many pictures from Utility's long history.

April 28, 2014

Used Truck Sales Rise, Prices Fall; New Trailer Orders Ease Slightly

UPDATED -- The volume of used Class 8 trucks sold in March rose 8% above February’s volume, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research.

April 28, 2014

SkyBitz Introduces Trailer Tracking Subscription Platform

SkyBitz announced “SkyBitz as a Service", an entirely new way for customers to employ its asset management solutions without any upfront capital investment. SkyBitz as a Service (SBS) is a simple monthly subscription that is designed to provide customers comprehensive trailer and asset information management and historical trends analytics.

April 23, 2014

Stoughton Trailers File Unfair Trade Petition Against China

Stoughton Trailers announced that it has filed an unfair trade petition regarding imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers (“domestic containers”) from China.

April 23, 2014

Twin 33s Would Be Safer than 28s, U of Michigan Researcher Says

Double-trailer rigs with a pair of 33-foot trailers would be “inherently more stable” and therefore safer than the twin 28s now running throughout the United States, according to John Woodrooffe, director of commercial vehicle research at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

April 18, 2014

IIHS Tests Trailer Underride Guards

Recently the National Transportation Safety Board recommended improvements to trailer rear underride guards. This video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights testing done last year on various trailer underrides, which it said highlighted problems when cars run into the back of a trailer barely overlapping the corner.

April 17, 2014

SAF-Holland Introduces Integrated Yoke Mount Air Suspension Axle System

SAF-Holland introduced what it says is the industry's first integrated yoke mount air suspension axle system, the CBXy Series, designed for lowboy and dropdeck trailers.

April 15, 2014

Improving Your Trailer Appearance

Tips for vinyl signage and images, plus refurbishing trailers.

April 15, 2014

Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors

Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products will be better protected if cooled air continues to circulate as freight is being unloaded.

April 14, 2014

Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business

Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.

April 14, 2014

Trace Down Circuits Before Replacing Liftgate Parts

Proper methods of testing for voltage drop on the circuits that power trailer liftgates were discussed at TMC’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Editor Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

April 8, 2014

Talbert Introduces New E3Nitro

Talbert Manufacturing introduces its new E3Nitro. The nitrogen-assisted equalizing system provides the versatility haulers with East Coast trailers need to run in 3+1, 3+2 or 3+3 spread-axle configurations.

April 7, 2014

Great Dane Trailers, International Prostar Trucks Recalled

Brackets that could fall off trailers and possible loss of power to the drive wheels on tractors are the problems leading to two of the latest commercial vehicle equipment recalls.

April 7, 2014

X-Ray Van, Old Winnebago Take Doctor’s and Nurses’ Medical Care to the ‘Hollers’

Senior Editor Tom Berg was moved by Sunday's "60 Minutes" story on Health Wagon, carrying medicine and hope to Appalachia -- and intrigued by the X-ray trailer and the medical director who went to tractor-trailer school to learn to drive the rig. He has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

April 7, 2014

US Liner Improves Reefer Trailer Scuff

US Liner Company will be transitioning in May to an improved refrigerated trailer scuff that will be more durable and easier to clean.

April 3, 2014

Side Underride Guards Among NTSB Safety Recommendations

These recommendations stem from a 2013 NTSB safety study on straight-trucks and other research, which identified issues that apply to tractor-trailers as well.

April 1, 2014

Spireon Debuts Detention Optimization System for Trucking

Spireon released what it calls the trucking industry’s first automated detention optimization system. The Detention Optimization Module is part of its FleetLocate Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution.

March 31, 2014

SmartTruck Says UnderTray System Provides SmartWay Elite Level Savings

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck’s UT6Plus aerodynamic device provides the fuel saving performance required by EPA SmartWay to deliver at least 9% improvement in fuel economy, qualifying for SmartWay's new Elite level.

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