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Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips
Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

September 13, 2017
If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable....

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech
Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

September 23, 2016
Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the...

North Dakota’s Cold and Hot, Thanks to Weather and the Bakken Boom

January 7, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at a photo of a frigid scene in North Dakota and spots a lone semitrailer, parked perhaps with a load of processed feed,...

Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say
Quality Parts Should Go Into Trailer Electrical Systems, Updated TMC Recommendations Say

September 24, 2013
Updated recommendations from TMC for trailer electrical systems say sealed wiring, water- and corrosion-resistant connectors and low-amperage lamp designs...

Phillips offers some tips on dealing with wiring

January 17, 2013
Phillips Industries, maker of wiring harnesses, control boxes and other electrical apparatus for trailers, posts a monthly Quik Tech Tips featur

Automated trailer inspection idea advances
Automated trailer inspection idea advances

October 22, 2012
There's much work ahead if the idea of automating pre-trip inspections of trailers is to become reality. That was the feeling during a session on the...

Plug in pallet jack's batteries right in the trailer with TAPS
Plug in pallet jack's batteries right in the trailer with TAPS

August 1, 2012
Plugging motorized pallet jacks into warehouse power supplies is so old. There's a new solution to the battery charging chore. Leave it in the trailer and...

Werner outfitting entire trailer fleet with tire inflation systems
Werner outfitting entire trailer fleet with tire inflation systems

October 19, 2011
Tires are expensive and prices keep rising, so they're worth protecting by keeping them properly inflated. That's not easy with a large fleet's trailers,...

'Roadability' defects found in 17% of intermodal chassis inspected

September 26, 2011
Federal and state inspectors are not finding a lot of "roadability" problems with container chassis, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Pre-trip preparations can maximize reefer uptime in hot summer temperatures
Pre-trip preparations can maximize reefer uptime in hot summer temperatures

August 8, 2011
If something on a reefer unit is going to fail, it's likely to happen when components are working hard to overcome summer heat

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