October 29, 2015
The latest congressional proposal authorizing a 91,000-pound weight limit adds productivity, but doesn’t always make operational or economic sense.
October 28, 2015
Net trailer orders in September rose nearly 47% over the previous month, hitting almost 36,000 units, according to a report by ACT Research.
October 17, 2015
FlowBelow Aero Inc., the manufacturer of fairings and wheel covers that control air movement around a road tractor’s drive wheels, is now selling a version for tractors that pull flatbed and tank trailers.
Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.
October 15, 2015
Mac Trailer’s lighter-weight UltraMac pneumatic trailer, designed specifically to haul Portland Cement, features aluminum design and onboard scales.
October 12, 2015
The last few years have been good for suppliers and as new technologies have driven up the value of components.
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.
September 30, 2015
XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 80 Slider is a two-axle trailer rated at 80,000 pounds designed for towing and rental markets.
September 29, 2015
Proper fifth wheel maintenance is important to ensure the tractor and trailer stay together.
September 22, 2015
Lighter-weight equipment is a quest for Jim Burg, president and CEO of James Burg Trucking Co. in Warren, Mich.
Trailer orders saw a significant increase in August due to a surge in the dry van market, according to the latest report from ACT Research and FTR.
September 21, 2015
The strongest argument against heavier rigs is the lack of payback due to low revenue from stingy shippers. That's the "market" at work.
September 18, 2015
Ox Bodies’ Scrap Trailer is designed for residential and commercial demolition projects with large debris.
September 16, 2015
SKF has announced a new, easily installed spindle nut locking system for both tractors and trailers that provides a high degree of strength.
September 9, 2015
Stainless steel tanker trailers look smooth enough to easily slip through the air, but they have characteristics that cause drag. One fleet has turned to an aero system for the tractor tandems to help smooth the air flow over the trailer.
FlowBelow Aero’s tractor-mounted Tank Truck AeroKit system is designed specifically for tank truck applications.
Phillips Industries 2-IN-1 Air Combination Assemblies are designed to spiral wrap the emergency and service air lines together into a clean and organized package.
August 28, 2015
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
August 26, 2015
Lord Corp., which makes bonding adhesives, has done research that indicates eliminating rivets from a trailer’s walls might cut aerodynamic drag by about 1%.
August 21, 2015
Todco, The Overhead Door Company, added the new TodCold refrigerated door to its line of roll-up doors.
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