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Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2
Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

October 27, 2017
Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose,...

What's New in Dump Trailers?
What's New in Dump Trailers?

October 2, 2017
Think you’re seeing a lot of aluminum end-dump trailers in recent years? You are. Aluminum’s in, but steel still has a place.

Drop Deck Decisions
Drop Deck Decisions

May 25, 2017
Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

Trailers are Smarter Than Ever
Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

January 23, 2017
Reefer temperature sensing, remote tracking, and tire pressure management are now in use. Coming soon: monitoring more mechanical conditions.

Trailers the European Way
Trailers the European Way

December 22, 2016
European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers
The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

November 21, 2016
What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient...

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit
Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

October 10, 2016
Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it...

The 2016 Trailers Update
The 2016 Trailers Update

July 28, 2016
New features displayed at truck shows and announced separately cut weight, add ruggedness and utility.

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter
Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

May 24, 2016
You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as...

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

May 23, 2016
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official...

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