Trailers

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January 8, 2015

Why Can't Those 3 Upper ID Lights Be Mounted Low?

The three identification lights at the top-rear of the trailer, mounted around the center line of the vehicle, are to alert following drivers that the vehicle equipped with these lights is wider than 80 inches.

January 5, 2015

HDT's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.

December 24, 2014

ZCube Trailers Are Back To the Future

Zenith Global Logistics, which hauls and delivers home and hotel furnishings across much of the nation, needed more capacity. So its managers looked around and rediscovered low-floor, high-cube van trailers that the fleet used 20 years ago.

December 24, 2014

Dry Van Specs: Lessons From A Leasing Company

Penske considers application, customer desires and residual value in its orders.

December 23, 2014

Hess Toy Trucks Awaken Positive Memories

Since 1964 Hess has sold Toy Trucks in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so this year is the 50th anniversary of the tradition. Since Hess is closing its filling stations in a few months the 2014 truck will be the last that can be bought in person.

December 22, 2014

2015 Trailer Orders Boost November Numbers

November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.

December 19, 2014

Trailer Orders Continue Hot Streak in November

Over 36,000 trailers were ordered in November, representing the 4th most orders of all time, according to ACT Research. Trailer orders were up 43% over last year.

December 11, 2014

New, Used Truck Registrations Post Strong Third-Quarter Gains

New commercial vehicle registrations for Class 3 through Class 8 trucks increased nearly 14% for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same time a year ago, according to a new report by the vehicle industry research firm IHS Automotive.

December 10, 2014

A. Duie Pyle Bolsters Fleet of Heated, Insulated Vans for Winter

Some carriers turn away temperature-sensitive freight during cold snaps. But Pyle has equipment and facilities to handle it, and the business has grown.

December 10, 2014

Utility Makes Roll Stability Standard on Refrigerated Trailer

Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.

December 9, 2014

Antares Trailers Acquired by Direct Trailer

Antares Trailers has been acquired by Direct Trailer, a Texas-based manufacturer of custom flatbeds and drop-deck trailers. The acquisition will expand Direct Trailers production capabilities and increase the business volume.

December 3, 2014

Steel Springs, White Color Among Penske’s Trailer Specs

White sidewalls and doors can bring thousands of dollars more than a custom color at resale time.

December 2, 2014

East Offers Mobile-Optimized Website

East Manufacturing has launched a new interactive version of its website at www.eastmfg.com to help user select the right drop deck, dump, flatbed and refuse trailers.

December 1, 2014

Golden State Foods Opens 'Green' Distribution Center

Golden State Foods opened a new 158,000-square-foot Chicago distribution center that is LEED Gold Certified for environmental efficiency and sustainability, a first for Golden State Foods and McDonald’s distribution.

November 25, 2014

ACT Reports Trailer Orders at All-Time High in October

Trailer orders in October were up more than 90 percent year over year, according to ACT Research.

November 20, 2014

SKF Offers Extended Warranty on Wheel End Products

SKF launched new premium wheel end system extended warranty packages with the SKF Trouble-Free Operation program for trailer OEM and retro fit markets.

November 20, 2014

Talbert Unveils New Traveling Axle Trailer

Talbert released the 4050TA trailer as part of its Traveling Axle Series for haulers who need a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.

November 14, 2014

Trailer Dealers Association Appoints New President

The National Trailer Dealers Association inducted Nick Lambevski as the organization’s 25th president at the annual NTDA Convention.

November 11, 2014

Q&A: East Manufacturing's David de Poincy

Why a trailer maker specializing in aluminum is fielding orders for steel dump trailers and more.

November 7, 2014

Talbert Manufacturing Acquires Specialty Trailer Maker

Talbert Manufacturing acquired Ferree Trailers adding the company’s specialty trailer lines that weren't previously in Talbert’s own lineup, along with gaining Ferree’s manufacturing facility.

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