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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.

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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.

Device Performs Diagnostic Check on Trailers

The Lite-Check Verifier 1010 is a trailer diagnostic and inspection device that analyzes data from all systems on a trailer.

Great Dane Partners with Decisiv for Service Management Platform

Great Dane announced a strategic partnership with Decisiv, a provider of a service relationship management platform that drives asset performance and utilization for the commercial vehicle, heavy equipment, and industrial markets.

Carrier Transicold Enhances Solara Trailer Heating Unit

Carrier Transicold has upgraded the control system for its Solara trailer heating unit, which the company says is capable of generating 50,000 BTUs per hour of heating at 0 degrees ambient temperatures to protect freeze-sensitive cargo.