July 24, 2013
Nearly 15,400 net trailer orders were received in June, up 7% from May. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.
July 21, 2013
Roehl Transport will expand its investment in fuel saving TrailerTail aerodynamics technology by installing 500 TrailerTails on all new trailers purchased from Wabash National in 2013.
July 19, 2013
Phillips Industries has integrated its swivel S7 socket technology with its anti-corrosive swinging gladhands pre-fastened to a galvanized mounting plate to offer the new Sta-Dry S7 System.
July 16, 2013
California’s Air Resources Board has released a four-page document explaining the requirements for using electric standby and hybrid electric systems as an option for complying with the state’s transportation refrigeration unit, or reefer, regulations.
July 11, 2013
The Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Division is hosting its annual meeting this week on issues related to the operation of temperature-controlled trailers.
July 8, 2013
There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect on fuel economy is a challenge that has been taken up by the SuperTruck program.
June 27, 2013
It looks like a common western belly-dump trailer, but this new model from American Carrier Equipment is 30% lighter, has 300% greater structural integrity and accommodates a 12.5% greater payload than competitive offerings, according to the builder.
June 25, 2013
June 24, 2013
New trailer orders of 15,660 trailers fell 30% month over month but the result was mostly due a comparison to a very strong April.
Plains Trucking, Ross, N.D.. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for nine safety violations after a worker was fatally injured March 27 while cleaning the inside of a crude oil tanker that exploded at the company's facility in Ross.
June 21, 2013
The California Air Resources Board has issued an advisory recommending transport refrigeration unit (reefer) owners take action to plan and order compliance options to ensure TRU model year 2006 engines, or units manufactured in 2006, comply with in-use
performance standards by the end of this year.
June 19, 2013
Vantage Trailers has selected Meritor trailer components as standard equipment on all Vantage products, including suspensions, tire pressure inflation, wheel-end components and more.
June 17, 2013
Fontaine Heavy-Haul has hired Neil Robertson to be director of research and development. He will report directly to President Randy McGuire.
June 12, 2013
Household goods movers haul not just furniture, but sometimes automobiles owned by the people making the move. This of course enhances truckers’ revenue.
June 3, 2013
Senior Editor Tom Berg offers some personal insight into trailer underride guards and why they're so important in his "Trailer Talk" blog.
May 31, 2013
Haldex has named Tim Shaw national sales manager for reman components as well as two new directors of trailer sales.
May 30, 2013
Wabash National announced a number of senior management changes made to support the company's recently expanded business structure.
SAF-Holland's new lightweight SAF CBX69 Tridem Slider Suspension system is now available for trailer applications. The company says the SAF CBX69 sets a new standard for lightweight tridem suspension slider axle systems.
May 28, 2013
After suffering a weak March, net trailer orders jumped 29% month over month in April, stronger than predicted by seasonality. However, year to date, net orders lag by 10% compared to 2012.
May 22, 2013
The company said the camshaft head and shaft splines are induction-hardened for long life and durability, forged camshaft heads for precision-sizing and strength, and a nationwide 12-month warranty.
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