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Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right
Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right

December 29, 2010
People who operate refrigerated trailers know a lot about their businesses, but even the most experienced would tell you that they don't know it all.

Trailer Report: Hauling Wind Turbines
Trailer Report: Hauling Wind Turbines

October 12, 2010
Wind is free, but harnessing it to perform work can be very expensive. That's the case with today's wind turbines that are built to generate electricity.

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...

Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray
Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray

October 12, 2015
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.

Six Axles and 91,000 Pounds: Will It Fly?
Six Axles and 91,000 Pounds: Will It Fly?

October 29, 2015
The latest congressional proposal authorizing a 91,000-pound weight limit adds productivity, but doesn’t always make operational or economic sense.

Solving Liftgate Charging Problems
Solving Liftgate Charging Problems

June 22, 2010
Liftgates take goods from a trailer or truck body to the ground, where drivers can roll the cargo into customers' establishments

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There
Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

June 30, 2015
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers
Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

July 15, 2015
The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are...

Trailer Report: Preventing LED Theft
Trailer Report: Preventing LED Theft

December 19, 2011
They've pretty much taken over the vehicle lighting business, and they don't cost nearly as much as when they first appeared about 20 years ago. So LEDs -...

Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life
Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life

March 31, 2015
Thee Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has a recommended practice to help trailer buyers spec electrical systems.

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