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Solar Panels on Trailers Could be a Good Idea

They don't save much fuel, but extend battery life for tractors and keep trailer lift gates ready to use.

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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.

Xtra Lease Installs SAF-Holland Air Disc Brakes on Dry Vans and Reefers

Xtra Lease is installing SAF-Holland P89 air disc brakes on over 6,000 dry van and refrigerated trailers that it has purchased this year, the equipment rental and leasing provider announced.

5 Trends Affecting Reefers

Like the rest of the industry, refrigerated transporters are struggling to find and keep drivers. Meanwhile, outside factors range from regulations to the growing popularity of fresh convenience foods and e-commerce.

ENow Unveils All-Electric, Solar-Powered Refrigerated Trailer

ENow says its new, solar-powered refrigerated trailer system functions as well as a diesel reefer unit and will reduce operating costs by up to 90% thanks to lower fuel and maintenance costs.

HDT's Top 20 Products of 2018

The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.

Engineless Refrigeration Unit Designed for Smaller Trucks, Vans

Carrier Transicold’s model 35X direct-drive unit provides refrigeration for perishable and frozen cargo in small- to medium-sized box trucks and large delivery vans.

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.