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June 24, 2015

Air-Defense System Filters Debris For Air Brakes

Phillips Industries has introduced the Air-Defense System trailer brake in-line filtration system designed to trap debris before entering air lines or brake components.

June 19, 2015

Doonan Announces Hire of Marketing and Sales Manager

Doonan Specialized Trailer announced that Michael Hinton has joined the company as the manager of marketing and inside sales.

June 18, 2015

May Trailer Orders Down 14 Percent

May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.

June 17, 2015

A Fruehauf Lowboy Carried Palomar Observatory's Mirror

What transpired was a meticulously planned two-day journey involving Belyea Truck Co. and Pacific Crane & Rigging, plus support vehicles, California Highway Patrol motorcycle escorts, and cars bearing press reporters and photographers.

June 3, 2015

SAF-Holland's ULX40 Trailer Suspension Uses Composite Springs

Citing a trend away from air-ride and toward mechanical trailer suspensions, SAF-Holland has introduced an integrated suspension-axle-brake product it says is the first of its kind.

June 1, 2015

Are Trailers More Aerodynamically Important than Tractors?

ATDynamics, now part of Stemco, says 75% of wind drag at highway speeds comes from the trailer.

May 29, 2015

Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?

Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.

May 27, 2015

April Trailer Orders Down Big From Year Ago Levels

Trailer orders saw a large decrease in April with just 17,700 units, dropping 19% compared to March and down 30% year-over-year, according to the latest numbers from FTR.

May 27, 2015

XL 80 Gooseneck Trailer Is Designed to Be Lightweight

XL Specialized Trailers is set to introduce the lightweight XL 80 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck trailer, designed for contractors that need to move lighter-duty equipment.

May 26, 2015

Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'

Dump trucks can do a lot of hauling and delivery work, but there’s a limit to how precisely certain loads can be placed. One alternative is the “slinger,” which adds a high-capacity conveyor-belt mechanism to a hopper body.

May 20, 2015

Trade Commission: Cheap Chinese Containers Aren't Hurting U.S. Makers

Unrealistically cheap domestic intermodal containers from China aren't damaging the U.S. industry enough to slap on tariffs, according to a trade commission ruling.

May 19, 2015

East Names New National Platform Sales Manager

East Manufacturing appointed Douglas Kenney as its National Platform Sales Manager, responsible for fleet sales in North America.

May 14, 2015

Commentary: Trucks vs. Trains Déjà Vu

Once again, we have the two sides fighting over which mode is safer and which mode is better for the environment. And not necessarily fighting fair.

May 14, 2015

Phillips Releases Compact Trailer Wiring Management System

Phillips Industries released a compact and durable Sta-Dry trailer wire management system called Volt-Box.

May 13, 2015

House Bill Allows Twin 33s Nationwide; Keeps Restart Suspension Active

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate and other highways— regardless of state laws.

May 7, 2015

Piggyback Equipment at Pennsylvania’s Toy Train Museum

There was a time when railroads were in the motor transport business, as their parent companies recognized that freight was being grabbed by fast, flexible long-haul trucks and they might as well grab some of the revenue.

May 1, 2015

Trail King Acquires Grain Trailer Manufacturer

Trail King Industries has acquired aluminum grain trailer maker Dakota Trailer Manufacturing expanding the company’s agricultural product line.

April 29, 2015

Wabash National Signs Aurora Parts to Exclusive Deal

Wabash National announced a five-year agreement with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of aftermarket parts the company's trailers and brands.

April 28, 2015

EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind

Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is set, said the system’s inventor.

April 24, 2015

Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe

Throwing a tarpaulin over a big load on a flatbed trailer, especially on a cold, snowy windy day might be the most difficult job in trucking but there are easier alternatives.


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