Trailers

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November 22, 2013

October Trailer Orders Robust, Up 43% M/M

The fall order season for trailers kicked off with an impressive 43% month-over-month net order gain. Total net orders were 24,900 units. The year-over-year comparison was less robust, but still a solid 6% increase. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co.

November 19, 2013

TransiTank Turns Vans into Tankers, 2 Firms Say

Van trailers can become tankers with a new bulk liquid transport system announced by two Texas companies who say that it will increase trucking and intermodal backhauls and lower shipping costs.

November 13, 2013

Kalyn Siebert Offers Corrosion Protection with PRP Industries’ Corsol MP System

PRP Industries announces that trailer manufacturer Kalyn Siebert now offers the corrosion protection system, Corsol MP, as an option available for the company’s entire product line. PRP Industries’ systems protect against corrosion, undercutting and blistering, and offer an alternative to hot-dip galvanizing.

November 12, 2013

Tech Tip: Landing Gear Lubrication Procedures

Periodically adding grease to your landing gear should be part of your preventive maintenance program and should be done every six months or more often, if required.

November 4, 2013

WD-40 Among Tools Used by Edwards Crew to Move Massive Transformer

Since its initial haul of a transformer to a new electrical substation in Ohio (“Count the Wheels Under This Heavy-Haul Trailer,”), Edwards Moving & Rigging has delivered three more of the huge and heavy pieces of equipment. There’s one more to go.

October 30, 2013

Fleet Study Shows Some Positive Signs for 2014

As fleets continue to adapt to recent changes in hours of service regulations and face increasing challenges in finding drivers and technicians, nevertheless a new survey indicates they will be buying more trucks in 2014.

October 28, 2013

September Trailer Orders Above 240k Rate Seasonally Adjusted

September was the second straight month where trailer industry net orders were above the 240k rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. Despite that strength, industry backlogs continue to be thin.

October 24, 2013

YouTube Video Shows Why That Forklift Driver Can’t Destroy Your Trailer’s Liner (Maybe)

Tom Berg has rediscovered on YouTube some of the wonder of watching "Industry on Parade" as a kid, with a video about the technology behind one company's wall liners, which he shares in his latest Trailer Talk blog.

October 23, 2013

SmartTruck Refutes Recent Test Results

UPDATED -- Officials with SmartTruck fired back at testing results announced a month ago showing trailer undercarriage air deflectors result in fuel savings far less than some manufacturers are claiming, releasing its own third-party research at the American Trucking Associations' annual convention.

October 23, 2013

SkyBitz Debuts New Trend Reporting, Cellular-Network Trailer Tracking

ORLANDO -- SkyBitz announced a trailer-tracking analytics feature, SkyBitz InSight Trends, and new hardware, the Falcon GXT3000, during the American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

October 22, 2013

Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking

Orbcomm announced the commercial launch of its GT 1100 trailer tracking solution, a compact device that uses solar power to recharge the battery, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 16, 2013

Easy-Swap Obstacle Detection Sensor System for Tractor-Trailers Now Available

Mobile Awareness, LLC, announced their enhanced version of SenseStat Wireless Obstacle Detection Sensor System. Mobile Awareness has made it easy for fleet managers to help eliminate vehicle backing accidents on trailers that are frequently pulled by different tractors.

October 14, 2013

Tips for Maintaining Trailer Floors

When it comes to maintaining your dry van hardwood or composite trailer floor, fleet maintenance managers should follow the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

October 8, 2013

A Tale of Two Fuel Tests

What conclusion is the reader supposed to come to when two sets of properly conducted and documented fuel economy tests yield significantly different results? It would be easy to dismiss one of the tests as inaccurate, but that would still not answer the question, which one is wrong? What if both of them are right? A recent news article published such test results and yielded a significant discrepancy. A week-long deep-dive into fuel economy testing and real-world fleet results reveals that we s

October 7, 2013

Life in the Refrigerated Business

From a very young age, Ralph Moyle was drawn to trucking. So when given the chance, he didn’t let the lack of a driver’s license – or the fact that he was only 14 years old – stand in his way.

October 6, 2013

Count the Wheels Under This Heavy-Haul Trailer!

Sometimes really interesting things happen right near home. A few weeks ago I was on a Sunday jaunt with my wife and a granddaughter, driving through Sunbury in central Ohio, about nine miles from where we live. We spotted something big and heavy being moved through the village on a trailer that seemed to have a hundred wheels.

September 27, 2013

Waltco Loses Engineering VP, Makes Sourcing Appointments

Liftgate maker Waltco announced the resignation of Bill Kreutinger, vice president of engineering, who has taken a position with another company in the industry.

September 27, 2013

Study: Fuel Consumption of New Trucks Can Be Reduced by More

Fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles could be reduced by more than a third by 2025, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, if the next phase of greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards pushes improvements in areas such as trailer aerodynamics and waste-heat energy recovery.

September 26, 2013

Thermo King Athenia HVAC Platform

The new Thermo King Athenia AM HVAC platform, the Athenia AMII Series, provides a 10% weight reduction and features a design that reduces installation time while enabling improvements in serviceability to reduce maintenance costs.

September 25, 2013

Commercial Vehicle Market Update: Fleets Still Cautious

INDIANAPOLIS -- As we continue to see mixed signals from the short-term economy, many are suffering from "stable environment anxiety," said Eric Starks, president of FTR Transportation Intelligence, in a commercial vehicle market update during FTR's Transportation Conference this week in Indianapolis.

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