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Curved Upper Edge on Trailers Avoids Tree-Branch Damage
Curved Upper Edge on Trailers Avoids Tree-Branch Damage

July 8, 2014
Tree branches batter top nose rails and corner caps of trailers because they snag on the sharp channels. Tom Berg talks to one fleet manager who found...

Ontario revises conditions for 60-foot trailer test

December 27, 2012
Walmart Canada's long tractor-trailer combination should soon begin in-service testing following the issuing of revised permit conditions by the Ontario...

Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues
Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues

November 11, 2012
What's this? A modern reiteration of a 1930s truck-and-trailer combination? Sort of. It's a high-capacity tractor-trailer combination recently assembled in...

Semi splashes syrup onto Buttermilk Pike -- really

June 11, 2012
Cleanup crews needed more than knives and forks to clear a mess made by a semi that sideswiped a barrier on Interstate 71 and 75 in Fort Mitchell, Ky., just...

14,000-pound trailer's an easy toss for a twister with 100-plus-mph winds
14,000-pound trailer's an easy toss for a twister with 100-plus-mph winds

April 5, 2012
How much power does it take to pick up a semitrailer and throw it hundreds of feet through the air? That question must've been on the minds of everyone who...

Strong, versatile van provides two-way haul for truckload fleet
Strong, versatile van provides two-way haul for truckload fleet

November 21, 2011
Operations people at Nussbaum Transport had a couple of one-way hauls involving the same customer, and wanted to turn them into a more efficient and...

Ryder orders 1,044 Utility vans - the largest order the builder has ever gotten -- for use by CEVA Logistics
Ryder orders 1,044 Utility vans - the largest order the builder has ever gotten -- for use by CEVA Logistics

June 30, 2011
Ryder System says it's expanding its full-service lease contract with a major logistics firm by ordering 1,044 van trailers from Utility Trailer...

Trailers from Con-way, Prime become storage sheds in Joplin disaster area
Trailers from Con-way, Prime become storage sheds in Joplin disaster area

May 31, 2011
Storage is an effective second use for van trailers, which act as long sheds on wheels that can be taken wherever they're needed. One place is Joplin, where...

Ancra Load Decking System Adds Payload, Cuts Freight Damage, User Says
Ancra Load Decking System Adds Payload, Cuts Freight Damage, User Says

February 8, 2011
A second generation load decking system from Ancra International is adding 10 to 30 percent to payloads while reducing damage claims by as much as 50...

Rising Demand for Trailers Should Go into 2013, Forecaster Says, But Beware of New Regs
Rising Demand for Trailers Should Go into 2013, Forecaster Says, But Beware of New Regs

October 18, 2010
Trailer merchants listened to good news about their immediate business prospects from forecaster Eric Starks, who predicted steady sales increases into 2011...