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October 22, 2013

Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking

Orbcomm announced the commercial launch of its GT 1100 trailer tracking solution, a compact device that uses solar power to recharge the battery, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 16, 2013

Easy-Swap Obstacle Detection Sensor System for Tractor-Trailers Now Available

Mobile Awareness, LLC, announced their enhanced version of SenseStat Wireless Obstacle Detection Sensor System. Mobile Awareness has made it easy for fleet managers to help eliminate vehicle backing accidents on trailers that are frequently pulled by different tractors.

October 14, 2013

Tips for Maintaining Trailer Floors

When it comes to maintaining your dry van hardwood or composite trailer floor, fleet maintenance managers should follow the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

October 8, 2013

A Tale of Two Fuel Tests

What conclusion is the reader supposed to come to when two sets of properly conducted and documented fuel economy tests yield significantly different results? It would be easy to dismiss one of the tests as inaccurate, but that would still not answer the question, which one is wrong? What if both of them are right? A recent news article published such test results and yielded a significant discrepancy. A week-long deep-dive into fuel economy testing and real-world fleet results reveals that we s

October 7, 2013

Life in the Refrigerated Business

From a very young age, Ralph Moyle was drawn to trucking. So when given the chance, he didn’t let the lack of a driver’s license – or the fact that he was only 14 years old – stand in his way.

October 6, 2013

Count the Wheels Under This Heavy-Haul Trailer!

Sometimes really interesting things happen right near home. A few weeks ago I was on a Sunday jaunt with my wife and a granddaughter, driving through Sunbury in central Ohio, about nine miles from where we live. We spotted something big and heavy being moved through the village on a trailer that seemed to have a hundred wheels.

September 27, 2013

Waltco Loses Engineering VP, Makes Sourcing Appointments

Liftgate maker Waltco announced the resignation of Bill Kreutinger, vice president of engineering, who has taken a position with another company in the industry.

September 27, 2013

Study: Fuel Consumption of New Trucks Can Be Reduced by More

Fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles could be reduced by more than a third by 2025, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, if the next phase of greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards pushes improvements in areas such as trailer aerodynamics and waste-heat energy recovery.

September 26, 2013

Thermo King Athenia HVAC Platform

The new Thermo King Athenia AM HVAC platform, the Athenia AMII Series, provides a 10% weight reduction and features a design that reduces installation time while enabling improvements in serviceability to reduce maintenance costs.

September 25, 2013

Commercial Vehicle Market Update: Fleets Still Cautious

INDIANAPOLIS -- As we continue to see mixed signals from the short-term economy, many are suffering from "stable environment anxiety," said Eric Starks, president of FTR Transportation Intelligence, in a commercial vehicle market update during FTR's Transportation Conference this week in Indianapolis.

September 24, 2013

Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say

Updated recommendations from TMC for trailer electrical systems say sealed wiring, water- and corrosion-resistant connectors and low-amperage lamp designs are the things to get for long life – not new advice, but information newly included in the group’s Recommended Practice 704.

September 23, 2013

Trailer Orders Better, But Backlog Still Thin

Every trailer category posted month-over-month order gains in August, according to the most recent update on industry performance reported in the State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

September 23, 2013

Maxon Lift Corp. Introduces RA Slidelift Series

Maxon Lift Corp. has developed a fully galvanized new trailer side door liftgate, the RA Slidelift Series. The purpose-built design encompasses wide arm configurations for stability and maximum trailer side rail clearance capabilities.

September 19, 2013

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage aerodynamic devices.

September 9, 2013

The Current State of the Dry Bulk Business

During the early years of the Great Recession, almost all trailer manufacturers experienced a sharp drop in demand for their wares. Dry bulk pneumatic trailers, however, were about to get a boon. Read more about the state of the dry bulk pneumatic trailer segment, how fracking has affected the industry, plus trailer-spec’ing tips.

August 22, 2013

Phillips Permalite XB Interior Lamp for Trailers Is Now 30% Brighter

Phillips Industries has increased the brightness of its Permalite XB interior trailer dome lamp by 30%, which makes the entire trailer interior well lit with contents clearly visible, increasing efficiency in loading and unloading operations.

August 21, 2013

Trailer Orders Below Expectations in July

Even with the appropriate seasonal perspective, trailer order volume was below expectations in July. July net orders of 12,739 units were down 17% month-over-month.

August 20, 2013

Floor Shield by Havco Now Available

Havco Wood Products has announced a new water-resistant treatment for the top surface of hardwood floors in Dry Freight Van trailers. Floor Shield by Havco provides exceptional moisture protection and fast drying times with environmentally preferred properties.

August 19, 2013

‘Steer Cars’ and ‘Jeeps’ Bring Up the Rear of Long-Beam Hauls

Last week we ran a news story about the hauling of long, heavy concrete beams for reconstruction of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in northwestern Washington. You may recall that a section of the aging steel truss bridge tumbled into the water on May 23 when an oversize load hit an upper support beam.

August 14, 2013

East Manufacturing Introduces All-Aluminum Flatbed With Curtainside

East Manufacturing is introducing its new all-aluminum flatbed trailer with narrow-neck design. East has combined its new flatbed trailer with Sliding Systems Inc. all-aluminum Curtainside unit, resulting in one of the lightest weight trailers in the industry.

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