Trailers

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July 8, 2014

Curved Upper Edge on Trailers Avoids Tree-Branch Damage

Tree branches batter top nose rails and corner caps of trailers because they snag on the sharp channels. Tom Berg talks to one fleet manager who found curved surfaces up there let the branches slide past harmlessly.

July 2, 2014

Stoughton Buys Barrett Trailers

STI Holdings, the parent company of Stoughton Trailers LLC, announced the acquisition of Barrett Trailers in Purcell, Okla.

July 2, 2014

Squinty Tail Lights Have a Reliability Benefit

Tom Berg spots an unusual trailer lighting system on the road. Grote LED light bars need only three pigtails to connect to the sealed wiring harness, reducing the chances for corrosion and electrical failures, he explains in his Trailer Talk blog.

July 2, 2014

Pedigree Technologies Releases Mobile Fluid Monitoring System

Pedigree Technologies, Fargo, N.D., has developed a mobile fluid monitoring system in partnership with Pro-Fab Industries, Arborg, Manitoba, and Titan Logix Corp., Edmonton, Alberta.

June 30, 2014

Thin, Durable Trailer LEDs from Phillips Now Available to Aftermarket

A line of thin, durable lamps initially introduced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meeting this spring by Phillips Industries is now available in the aftermarket.

June 26, 2014

SAF-Holland Recalls Suspensions Over Pivot-Bolt Problem

A defect in some Holland trailer suspensions has led to a recall that affects about 2,500 dry van and flatbed trailers. The trailer manufacturers are notifying owners.

June 24, 2014

FTR Adds Canada, Mexico to Truck and Trailer Outlook Report

The trucking industry forecasting firm FTR has added total trailer forecasts for the Canadian and Mexican markets to its monthly Truck and Trailer Outlook Report.

June 24, 2014

May Trailer Orders Up 52% from a Year Ago

The trailer industry booked 22,300 net orders in the U.S. during May, according to new figures published by the commercial vehicle research company ACT Research.

June 23, 2014

Wabash Expands Dealer Network

Prime Trailer is authorized to sell and service Wabash National dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers, and Transcraft and Benson brand platform trailers in Utah and Nevada.

June 23, 2014

Solar Panels Cure Problem of Run-Down Liftgate Batteries

A single 100-watt solar panel keeps the trailer's four Group 31 batteries charged and the liftgate operating reliably.

June 20, 2014

Premier Trailer Leasing Buys Trailer Fleet International

Premier Trailer Leasing earlier this month acquired certain assets of Trailer Fleet International, a provider of trailer rental and leasing services on the west coast, with nearly 3,000 trailers and locations in Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga, Portland and Seattle.

June 17, 2014

Brenner Tank Production Expands from Wisconsin to Indiana

Tank trailer products will be built in facilities operated by parent Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind., but Brenner's main plant will remain in Fond du Lac, Wis.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Trailers

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 16, 2014

ACT Research Publishes Trailer Market White Paper

The more than 70-page paper and a supporting index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and other markets to include Australia and South Africa.

June 16, 2014

Done Properly and Legally, Supplemental Signal Lights Enhance Safety

The Transportation Safety Equipment Institute reports that its member companies are seeing an increase in requests to add innovative lighting devices, and questions arise about their legality. Senior Editor Tom Berg takes a closer look in his Trailer Talk blog.

June 12, 2014

Utility Trailer Opening Spokane, Wash. Dealership

The dealership will be more than 31,000 square feet, including an office, parts department, shop area and 8 service bays with overhead cranes and a service pit. There are plans to add 20 employees to handle operations at the Spokane location.

June 12, 2014

Morgan Offers Cold-Plate Trailer and Truck-Body System

Morgan Corp. has released a cold plate refrigeration system for trailers and truck bodies. Cold plates are pre-chilled and keep commodities at proper temperatures without use of engine-driven reefer units or idling the truck’s main engine while a vehicle makes its rounds.

June 10, 2014

Talbert’s 35-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Features Corrosion Protection

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures.

June 9, 2014

Q&A: Wabash National's Dick Giromini

Richard Giromini was appointed president and CEO of Wabash National Corp. on Jan. 1, 2007, putting him in the position of navigating the trailer maker through the Great Recession. We spoke with him about topics ranging from trailer innovation to the future of manufacturing in the U.S.

June 6, 2014

Get to Know Hucktainers, Says Alcoa Fastening Systems

The compact Hucktainer has a head, sleeve and pintail, and is installed quickly with a special tool, clamping together the wall and sill materials and crimping off the excess length of the sleeve in a spiral-locking process.

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