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Order a Trailer Now and You Might Not Get it Before 2019

May was another solid month for trailer orders but with weaker than projected production and bottlenecks in the supply chain, it may be a while before fleets receive their equipment.

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Spot Truckload Rates Poised to Set Records in June

Spot truckload rates on the DAT Solutions network of load boards rose again for the week ending June 16 and are on track to achieve the highest ever monthly average for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight.

Spot Truckload Capacity Tightens at Start of June

Demand outpaced capacity during the week including Memorial Day as the number of truck posts on DAT Solutions network load boards dropped 18% while load posts fell just 9% over the past week, according to newly released figures.

April Trailer Sales Beat Industry Estimates

The trailer industry sold just shy of 24,000 units in April of this year.

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.

US Liner Designs Lightweight Scuff Liner

US Liner Company has introduced Bad Wolf Scuff, a product line designed in response to customer needs for a better recycled scuff liner material.

US Liner Offers Translucent Roof for Dry Vans

US Liner Company is offering BXR Translucent Roof panels, a new, composite panel that can be used to create a translucent roof option on dry van trailers.

Stoughton Trailers Premieres New Dry Van Design Features

Stoughton's dry van redesign will reduce fleets' maintenance burden and parts inventories by commonizing and standardizing many components so they can be easily interchanged between the Z-Plate and the aluminum Sheet & Post body styles.

Utility Offers Lighter, Stronger Dry Van Trailer

The 4000D-X Composite TBR model is engineered for heavy hauls that often incur a great deal of forklift abuse and lower wall rubbing, as well as with other features that help to deliver improved strength and long-term performance.

The 2016 Trailers Update

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