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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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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,

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...

Dart Goes Lightweight
Dart Goes Lightweight

February 17, 2010
Dart Transit, a pioneer in high-cube trailers for hauling low-density freight, is now seeking lower tare weight to serve customers who ship heavier cargoes

TMC Sessions: Designing and Installing Trailer Aero Devices
TMC Sessions: Designing and Installing Trailer Aero Devices

March 12, 2010
It would be a good idea if fleets and truckers had some way to judge how good trailer aerodynamic products are, and to properly install what's available

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