July 2, 2015
Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in his Trailer Talk blog.
June 30, 2015
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,
June 26, 2015
Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.
June 25, 2015
Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how durable are they? Testing and experience show that material flexibility is a requirement for resisting damage.
June 24, 2015
Phillips Industries has introduced the Air-Defense System trailer brake in-line filtration system designed to trap debris before entering air lines or brake components.
June 19, 2015
Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.
June 18, 2015
May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.
June 17, 2015
What transpired was a meticulously planned two-day journey involving Belyea Truck Co. and Pacific Crane & Rigging, plus support vehicles, California Highway Patrol motorcycle escorts, and cars bearing press reporters and photographers.
June 3, 2015
Citing a trend away from air-ride and toward mechanical trailer suspensions, SAF-Holland has introduced an integrated suspension-axle-brake product it says is the first of its kind.
June 1, 2015
ATDynamics, now part of Stemco, says 75% of wind drag at highway speeds comes from the trailer.
May 29, 2015
Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.
May 27, 2015
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.
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
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
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 Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.
May 14, 2015
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.
Phillips Industries released a compact and durable Sta-Dry trailer wire management system called Volt-Box.
May 13, 2015
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
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.
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