Trailers

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March 26, 2014

Bendix Enhances TABS-6 Trailer Stability With Automatic Lift Axle Control

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system now offers automatic lift axle control, which can help reduce tire wear and fuel consumption by maintaining proper per-axle weight load.

March 21, 2014

ACT Research: February Brings Strong Trailer Orders

ACT Research says large fleet commitments helped make for a continuing strong trailer order season, with its report on February order activity.

March 18, 2014

Talbert Introduces 18-Inch Deck Height In New 55-Ton Spread-Axle with E1Nitro

The 55-Ton Spread-Axle, Low-Deck trailer (55SA-LD) from Talbert Manufacturing features an 18-inch deck height and an E1Nitro so it can run with three axles, four axles close-coupled or as a 3+1 spread-axle.

March 14, 2014

Ox Bodies Introduces New Stampede Ultralight

Ox Bodies introduces its new Stampede Ultralight series dump body. The Ultralight is well suited for a range of applications from sand-to-small aggregates and asphalt.

March 13, 2014

Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them

Lights on the rear of most vehicles have all red lights because that's all the regulation requires. Maybe that should change.

March 12, 2014

EPA Adding Reefers, Test Methods to SmartWay Program

TMC, NASHVILLE – The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes in its voluntary SmartWay program, including adding refrigerated trailers and accepting more testing methods from suppliers who want to get their fuel-saving technologies verified by the agency.

March 12, 2014

Pneumatic Landing Gear Operates Quickly, Easily

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Just in from the United Kingdom is a pneumatic landing gear product that replaces hand-cranked gear and promises to eliminate injuries and save time and money.

March 10, 2014

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.

March 6, 2014

XTRA Lease Adds New Corrosion-Fighting Trailers in 2014

XTRA Lease has ordered approximately 5,000 new trailers for 2014, most of which will be built with corrosion-fighting galvanized steel components. The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans and reefers equipped with new fuel-saving Thermo King Precedent reefer units.

March 6, 2014

Transtex Introduces Edge Trailer Skirts

Transtex Composite announced the immediate availability of its new Edge trailer skirts. Edge trailer skirts come with an unconditional 15-­year warranty.

February 28, 2014

Wide, Heavy and High, Oh My

After traveling more than 124 million miles in space, the Space Shuttle Endeavour had one more 14.2-mile journey to make through the streets of Los Angeles to its final resting space at the California Science Center.

February 25, 2014

Solid Quotes Lead to Healthy January Trailer Orders

Net orders for trailers in January increased a robust 28% year-over-year. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

February 24, 2014

VIDEO: Walmart Canada's SuperCube Rig

Walmart's futuristic concept truck wasn't the only rig that was featured at it sustainability conference. Watch this video about Walmart Canada's SuperCube rig, which uses a cabover glider kit, drom box and trailer innovations to reduce transportation costs by 24% and greenhouse emissions by 14%. We first reported on it in a 2012 "Trailer Talk" blog post.

February 10, 2014

Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning

Tom Berg see items of trucker interest in old Zanesville, Ohio, along the historic National Road.

February 6, 2014

2014 Trailer Market to Increase 2.2%, Says FTR

FTR's forecast for the 2014 U.S. Trailer is 240,000 units, a 2.2% increase over 2013. FTR expects dry vans to show a 2% year-over-year increase while reefer vans will remain flat. Flatbeds, dumps and low beds are all expected to show greater increases as construction and manufacturing improve.

February 5, 2014

Trailers: Save Pounds By Looking Down

As fleets everywhere work on cutting fuel expenses, one strategy is shedding pounds anywhere they can stand to lose them. “Most fleets that are fuel conscientious are weight conscientious. The heavier the unit weighs, the higher cost per mile to operate it."

February 4, 2014

New Rail Service to Challenge Truck Reefer Services

One logistics provider, with the help of a railroad, is gearing up to take what may arguably their best shot at trucking’s dominance when it comes to hauling refrigerated freight.

February 4, 2014

East Announces Jost Alumilight Landing Gear as Standard on all Platform Trailers

East Manufacturing announced that Jost International’s AX150 Alumilight Series of Landing Gear will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers and all BST, BST II and XLD drop deck trailers.

January 31, 2014

Nothing Blocks a Highway Like a Semi Whose Skidding Wheels Led It Astray

Recent news photos remind senior editor Tom Berg of some anti-jackknifing training he had a while ago.

January 24, 2014

Cold in Roanoke, a Shiny Overnite Rig, and a Volunteer Named Wizzy. How About That?

Piggyback and container trains were running on an O-gauge model railroad, and little big rigs were backed into loading docks, just like in the real world.

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