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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.

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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.

10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident

It might have been 130 degrees or more inside that trailer. How long can anyone stand that? It’s amazing anyone survived.

HDT's 2017 Trailer Update

Our annual roundup of trailer trends and new trailer announcements, from the July issue of HDT.

On-Dash Mounting for Carrier Cab Command Controller

Redesigned controller sports an intuitive interface in a compact design that enables simple, clean installation on or within a truck cab’s dashboard.

New Refrigerants on the Way

Transport refrigeration units will soon be subject to tighter regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.

Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to build them here. Werner Enterprises, K&B Transportation, Combined Transport, and Leonard’s Express will acquire some MSC trailers for testing, and three dealers will help bring the trailers to market.