Trailers

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March 24, 2016

EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.

March 22, 2016

Trailer Market Picks Up Steam in February

Trailer orders in the U.S. during the month of February rose 21% over the previous month, slightly exceeding expectations, says FTR.

March 10, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

March 10, 2016

Last Year’s Trailer Registrations 3rd Highest in 15 Years

New registrations of commercial trailers in the U.S. hit 254,700 units in 2015, representing the third highest volume of new trailer registrations since 2000.

March 10, 2016

Nitrogen Cooling System Offers Alternative to Traditional Reefer Trailers

After extensive testing with a grocery fleet in California, a nitrogen trailer cooling system is available that offers an alternative to traditional diesel-powered refrigeration systems.

March 2, 2016

Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here

Absorbing an extra 5 mph amounts to almost double the force that slams into a trailer's rear, but isn't that expensive to produce, explains Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

March 1, 2016

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer

The trailer uses molded structural composites, or MSCs, developed by Wabash engineers over the last three years. It uses few bolts and no metal crossmembers.

February 28, 2016

Trailer Light-Out System Shown by Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite says its new Light-Out Detection System alerts drivers of one or more trailer lights that are dark. The system replaces the nose box and distributes power among lighting circuits, and signals a light-out condition by illuminating a warning lamp on the trailer’s nose.

February 28, 2016

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

February 26, 2016

Lighter Trailers Get Break From FAST Act

Only eight states allowed a truck to tow two trailers, but lengths varied and none of the eight were contiguous. Then congress added a provision in the FAST Act that legalized tandem towing in all states, and liberalized combination length.

February 23, 2016

SAF-Holland's AAR Kingpin for Galvanized Upper Couplers

After the upper coupler assembly is hot-dip zinc coated to protect against corrosion, the machined kingpin is secured in it.

February 19, 2016

Despite Drop, Trailer Orders Meet FTR's Expectations

Net U.S. trailer orders for January hit 17,900 units, down 30% from the month before and down 37% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

February 17, 2016

Stoughton Trailers Installs Clean Air System in Manufacturing Facility

Stoughton Trailers has installed a new clean air system in plant to create a healthier and more productive work environment for its employees.

February 16, 2016

Rear Impact Guard Designed to Prevent Underride

Wabash National announced its Rig-16 rear impact guard design option for its 53-foot dry van trailers designed the prevent underride in multiple offset, or overlap, impact scenarios.

February 11, 2016

O-O? Trailer Transit Might Need You

Tom Berg has been intrigued for a while by Trailer Transit, which, as its name implies, is a transporter of trailers. The Indiana-based outfit's owner-operators pull "anything and everything,' a veteran recruiter says. Learn more about it in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 2, 2016

An Unusual Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pumper

Most pumpers are mounted on straight trucks, some with multiple axles, but this large, heavy one is better carried on a long 10-axle rig.

January 26, 2016

A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer

There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?

January 26, 2016

East Manufacturing Names Reno’s Trailer Sales an Authorized Dealer

East Manufacturing has named Reno’s Trailer Sales in Belle Vernon, Penn., an authorized East Dealer.

January 22, 2016

2015 A Banner Year for Trailer Shipments

Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.

January 19, 2016

Trailer Orders Return to Normal at Year's End

Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.

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