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HDT's 2018 Trailer Update

There is no dearth of trailer makers in North America. Some trailer makers succeed with volume-driven pricing, others turn out specialized and customized models. Either way making trailers is about knowing what your customers want. Here is our annual update of product developments from major trailer makers.

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Yeagy Takes Over as Wabash National CEO

Brent Yeagy has officially assumed the role of president and chief executive officer as part of a planned transition after Richard J. Giromini announced he was stepping down from the role late last year.

Making Tank Trailers Safer

Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.

Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes

A special Duraplate van has heavy plexiglass panels to reveal its sporty load. Guess the number of baseballs and win World Series tickets. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

Railcar Wins Swedish Steel Prize, But Wabash’s Entry Still Admirable

The Helix Dumper is a major advance and worthy of a prize. But I'd have voted for Wabash National's RIG-16 rear impact guard.

Rear Impact Guard Puts Wabash Up for Swedish Steel Prize

HDT's Tom Berg says his friend Mike, who died in a rear underride crash more than 44 years ago, would be happy about recent safety advancements. Read more in the Trailer Talk blog.

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.

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient aluminum sheet-and-post design, like now? Yes, for a number of years yet.

Rear Impact Guard Designed to Prevent Underride

Wabash National announced its Rig-16 rear impact guard design option for its 53-foot dry van trailers designed the prevent underride in multiple offset, or overlap, impact scenarios.

Tank Trailer Resists High Sulfuric Acid Concentrations

Wabash National Corporation’s Brenner brand fiberglass reinforced plastic tank trailer resists sulfuring acid in concentrations of up to 98%.