April 18, 2016 - Product News
Trailer leasing company Xtra Lease is offering the 2016 Size & Weight Guide, a reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations.
Tags: Regulations, Trailers, Xtra Lease, Size and Weight
April 13, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has opened a new, highly automated manufacturing facility at the company’s headquarters in Randolph, Ohio, that will accelerate trailer production.
Tags: Trailers, New Facility, East Manufacturing, Manufacturing
April 1, 2016 - Product News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Trail King's purchase of Dakota gained a line of grain trailers, while growth in the hauling of turbine blades demands longer equipment.
Tags: Trailers, Dakota, Trail King, Mergers & Acquisitions, Agricultural Fleets
March 30, 2016 - Product News
Hankook’s DH07 drive tire and TH22 low platform trailer tire have been made available to fleets and will be on display at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Trailers, Tires, Drive Tires
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has ordered 4,000 Wabash National DuraPlate dry van trailers that use a new rear impact guard designed for better protection against underride in collisions.
Tags: Trailers, Rear-End Collisions, Underride Guard, Wabash National, J.B. Hunt
March 24, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, EPA, Glider Kits, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
March 22, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer orders in the U.S. during the month of February rose 21% over the previous month, slightly exceeding expectations, says FTR.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Drive
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.
Tags: Trailers, Vehicle Registration, Reefers, IHS Automotive, Dry Van, Dump Bodies
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.
Tags: Trailers, TMC, Transport Refrigeration
March 1, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Trailers, TMC
February 28, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, TMC, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Trailer Aerodynamics
February 19, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, FTR, Trailer Orders, Flatbed Trailers, Dry Van
February 17, 2016 - Industry News
Stoughton Trailers has installed a new clean air system in plant to create a healthier and more productive work environment for its employees.
Tags: Employee Morale, Health, Manufacturing, Stoughton Trailers, Trailers
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
East Manufacturing has named Reno’s Trailer Sales in Belle Vernon, Penn., an authorized East Dealer.
Tags: Trailers, Dealers, East Manufacturing
January 22, 2016 - Industry News
Last year was the trailer industry’s best shipment year in history, edging out the previous record set in 1999.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
Trailer net orders in the U.S. for December were down 35%, returning to a more reasonable range after robust activity the month before.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, Trailer Orders, Dump Trailers
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
Dry vans led net order gains for the month and year, and the trailer industry is headed for "one of its best years in history," according to ACT Research.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Trailer Orders, Dry Van
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.
Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA
December 15, 2015 - Product News
Wabash National’s AeroFin XL Tail Device is an aerodynamic solution designed to improve trailer aerodynamics and overall fuel economy.
Tags: SmartWay, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Wabash National
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Amazon has purchased thousands of trailers to keep up with shipping demand. They'll be pulled by "third party" trucking companies.
Tags: Trailers, E-commerce, Amazon.com, Shipping Service
December 8, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, NHTSA, Underride Guard, Regulations
November 25, 2015 - Industry News
There were more than 33,000 net trailer orders in October, down 7% from the previous month and down 30% vs. the same month a year ago.
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
While trailer orders in October were down month over month and year over year, they still beat expectations thanks to "spectacular" refrigerated van orders, according to industry research and analysis firm FTR.
Tags: Trailers, FTR
October 28, 2015 - Industry News
Net trailer orders in September rose nearly 47% over the previous month, hitting almost 36,000 units, according to a report by ACT Research.
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