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March 16, 2018

Trailer Orders Fall but Remain Historically High

Trailer orders are expected to hit 32,000 units in February, a number that, if it holds true, would be a record for that month, according to preliminary reports from FTR.

March 12, 2018

WisDOT Ponders Using I-94 Shoulders for Autonomous Trucks

Should freeway shoulders be set aside to run autonomous trucks? Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation is considering doing exactly that along a portion of Interstate 94 to support the carrying of machinery to a new factory south of Milwaukee. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog. (Because autonomous trucks do pull trailers...)

March 4, 2018

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

March 4, 2018

Phillips Offers Update on Ultimate Connected Smart Trailer

Phillips Connect Technologies provided the update today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit.

February 28, 2018

Low Bridge Ahead! Some Drivers See It, Others Don't

A 12' 7" railroad bridge on the west side of Delaware, Ohio, has been hit by 13 trucks in the last two years. The city is readying a laser-activated solution.

February 28, 2018

Yokohama Launches Two Fuel-Efficient BluEarth Trailer Tires

Yokohama has launched the BluEarth 109L and BluEarth 109L ultra wide base – two trailer tires designed for fuel efficiency.

February 26, 2018

Are Your Trucks Ready for Last-Mile Logistics?

A liftgate is key for deliveries. Consider construction, power supply, and safety when readying a fleet for the last mile.

February 26, 2018

Freight Demand Drives Trailer Order Increase

The final numbers for January trailer orders have come in, showing a strong start to 2018 for the trailer industry as fleets try to meet increased freight demand, according to ACT Research.

February 23, 2018

Spireon FL FLex Can Track Trailers in Mixed Fleets

The Spireon FL Flex is a modular trailer tracking solution that enables a mixed fleet to deploy a single small footprint device across its full range of trailers and adjust the unit to meet the specific needs of each asset.

February 20, 2018

Optronics Launches Two 4-Inch Round LED Lamps

Optronics has launched two 4-inch round surface-mount LED lamps with reflective mounting flanges.

February 20, 2018

A Dangerous Close-up of a Piggyback Trailer

Train hopping is dangerous – always dangerous – veterans of the pastime say. In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg, from the safety of watching via YouTube, shares one train hopper's experience as he gets up close and personal to a piggyback trailer.

February 16, 2018

Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.

February 13, 2018

4 Keys to Spec'ing the Right Liftgate for your Truck or Trailer

While the right liftgate can reduce operator fatigue and injuries, shorten delivery times and improve productivity, the wrong liftgate can open the door to a host of new problems.

February 9, 2018

Dayton Parts Offers Trailer Accessories Product Line

Dayton Parts has announced a new line of trailer accessories to complement its current trailer component offering.

January 19, 2018

The Quest for Lighter Trailers

Semi truck trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

January 18, 2018

Growth in Piggyback Includes Short Trailers

Pups are less efficient than long trailers, but are when the 28-footers are loaded for certain destinations and their parcels avoid multiple handling en route. . .

January 16, 2018

Truck-Lite Wiring Harness Standard on East Flatbed Trailers

Trailer maker East Manufacturing announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers

January 12, 2018

ELD Mandate Pushes Fleets to Order Record Number of Trailers

Trailer orders in the U.S. are expected to hit an all-time high of 47,000 units for December 2017, pushed by tightening capacity that FTR attributes to the ELD mandate.

January 6, 2018

Roof Rake-Like Snow Scraper Solves a Dangerous Problem

Several northern states have laws requiring snow and ice to be removed from trucks and cars. But decreeing it is easier than doing it; automated devices aren't always where a snow-covered semi is. Tom Berg highlights one handheld alternative in his Trailer Talk blog.

January 3, 2018

5700 Alpha Mutt Trailer Tester System

Removing the burden of paperwork and data entry, the Alpha Mutt advanced trailer tester system provides automatic and guided inspections with detailed reports.


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