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April Trailer Sales Beat Industry Estimates

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

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Spireon Hits 200K Trailer Milestone

Spireon hit a major milestone this year by surpassing 200,000 active trailer telematics subscribers for its FleetLocate asset and trailer intelligence solution.

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.

Snow Will Again Blow Off Trailer Roofs, But Henry Thissen’s Ready

A retired driver believes rain-water runoff laws could require snow-removal machines. Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg revisits a safety problem that will return come winter.

XL Specialized Announces New Blade Hauling Trailer Solution

XL Specialized Trailers has designed a solution for hauling longer wind turbine blades with its new BladeMate Flip Extension.

National Private Truck Council Meeting in Photos

The National Private Truck Council again rolled into Cincinnati for its annual meeting, this year from April 29 through May 1. Here's a look at some of the standout technologies on the show floor.

Convoy Launches Universal Trailer Pool for Small Carriers

Convoy has announced a new Power-only and Universal Trailer Pool that would allow small carriers to haul pre-loaded trailers potentially increasing access to more loads that would otherwise require a fleet with a large number of trailers.

Spec’ing a Low-Maintenance Trailer

Knowing when and where to save money when spec'ing a trailer can prevent headaches in the long run.

Trailer Orders Decline as Expected but Remain Solid

April trailer orders are projected to decline as much as 20% compared to the previous month, following seasonal ordering patterns, according to a preliminary report from FTR Intelligence.

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.