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Futuristic "road train" from MAN and Krone Trailer could save 25% in fuel
Futuristic

October 5, 2012
The huge IAA commercial truck show in Hanover, Germany, late last month included this eye magnet, the "aerodynamically optimized road train" from MAN and...

Follow-up: Preventing over-inflation due to heat
Follow-up: Preventing over-inflation due to heat

September 10, 2012
In July's "Trailer Trends" article, we mentioned Hendrickson's new TireMaax Pro automatic tire inflation system, but did not do a good job of explaining it.

Testimonials aren't new, but they're still convincing
Testimonials aren't new, but they're still convincing

July 3, 2012
ATDynamics in South San Francisco, Calif., is among the most active makers of trailer aerodynamic improvers, both in designing and selling its products and...

Trailer-mounted fueling station lets customers ease into LNG
Trailer-mounted fueling station lets customers ease into LNG

May 16, 2012
Let's say you and your boss want to go "green" by trying out some natural gas-fueled trucks or tractors that you're getting on loan or lease, but you want...

Hardwood forests are healthy and growing in Appalachia, trade group says
Hardwood forests are healthy and growing in Appalachia, trade group says

April 25, 2012
"Save a tree," environmentalists preach. That's not an option when you're building anything with wood, like a hardwood-composite floor for a van trailer.

Aging trailers, healthy freight business push fleets into buying new equipment

September 19, 2011
That commercial vehicles have been getting old has become an adage in the last few years, and here are more numbers to support it

Sometimes people keep lightweight equipment from paying off
Sometimes people keep lightweight equipment from paying off

May 1, 2011
Many truckers seek lightweight equipment so they can carry more payload, and manufacturers strive to cut poundage from their vehicles. But in the real...

'Hybrid' replacing 'composite' in the trailer and body business
'Hybrid' replacing 'composite' in the trailer and body business

April 11, 2011
Since the advent of fuel-saving hybrid-drive cars and trucks, the "h" word has taken on enough shine that it's now sometimes employed in place of older...

Tracking Trailer Trends
Tracking Trailer Trends

November 30, 2010
New commercial trailer registrations for the first nine months of the year were up 42 percent compared to the same period last year, according to Polk's...

Vanguard's Mudd Sees Extra Strong Trailer Sales

September 19, 2010
Vanguard Trailer's president, Charlie Mudd, agrees with industry economists in repeating sales forecasts of 90,000 dry vans for 2011 and 120,000 for 2012.

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