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Hyundai Translead launches new refrigerated trailer

Hyundai Translead has launched a new, enhanced line of ThermoTech refrigerated trailers. According to the company, improvements include: Improved thermal efficiency: Hyundai Translead says it has taken steps to address longevity by redesigning the components most susceptible to damage. The deck now uses taller, stiffer structures to support the floor surface. Heavy-duty aluminum floor extrusions

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Great Dane adds three new flatbed distribution centers

Great Dane announced the establishment of three new flatbed trailer distribution centers located across the United States. The new locations include Trudell Trailers in Milwaukee, Minnesota; Northeast Great Dane in Florida, New York; and Crossroads Trailer in Denver, Colorado. “We are excited to welcome these three new locations to our roster of distribution centers, so

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Haldex air disc brakes now standard on Wabash trailers

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. announced thagt Haldex Air Disc Brakes will now be standard on all Wabash National van trailer configurations where air disc brakes are specified. Wabash will install the Haldex Air Disc Brake on trailers specified to include the disc brake feature. Haldex will continue to supply its Automatic Brake Adjusters and

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Continental’s ContiPressureCheck TPMS integrates with Truck-Lite Co.’s Road Ready trailer telematics

Continental has integrated the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with the Road Ready trailer telematics system from Truck-Lite Co., the companies announced. Road Ready’s SmartBridge Integrator now broadcasts data from Continental’s ContiPressureCheck TPMS to the cloud, where it can be seen on the Road Ready user interface. This allows integration of tire pressure and temperature

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East Manufacturing makes aluminum air tanks standard

East Manufacturing has made its aluminum air tank as standard on all trailer types and models. According to the company, this was done in an effort to reduce the weight of its trailers. Made with less corrosive and lighter material than the steel air tank, the aluminum air tank weighs 13.8 lbs., 10.7 lbs. less

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All the small things: Using technology to get a leg up on the competition

Fleet management is all about the small things. The trucking industry is a fiercely competitive one. With so many fleets out there, all providing similar services with similar equipment, finding any advantage, however small, can translate to a major leg up on your competition. This is the goal for you, the fleet manager, when using

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Trailer orders fall in January; backlogs projected to continue through November

U.S. trailer orders fell slightly in January, but still posted 26,000 net orders in the month, according to the latest data from ACT Research Co. According to ACT, the long-running order stream that started in the fall of 2017 is finally running out of steam, but not from lack of demand. ACT also noted that with

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How trailer manufacturers are combating corrosion

Among trailer manufacturers, there is an ongoing effort to address costly corrosion and moisture intrusion. At Great Dane, approaches to combat corrosion include replacing corrosive metal with non-corrosive composite materials and applying coating systems on the metal components, according to Chris Lee, vice president of engineering. “Great Dane’s EnduroGuard rear frame uses stainless and galvaneal

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Watch: How new underride guards make trailers safer

Being part of the transportation industry means putting safety above all else. It is the equipment manufacturer’s job when designing trucks and trailers to minimize the potential for serious consequences to both the truck and the other vehicles on the road in the event of a crash. With that in mind, many trailer manufacturers have

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Rocketail introduces Rocketail Wing rear drag reduction technology

Rocketail LLC announced the launch of its Rocketail Wing rear drag reduction technology for trailers. The Rocketail system is a verified EPA SmartWay trailer rear fairing technology for heavy-duty truck trailers that has exhibited a certified fuel efficiency improvement of over 3.58 U.S. gallons per 1,000 miles, the company shared. The one-piece airfoil was certified

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Optimizing trailer utilization: Using telematics to operate assets more efficiently

Motor carriers are facing industry-altering challenges such as driver shortages, which directly reduce available capacity and thereby the ability to meet the demands of fleet customers.

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Trailer orders: 2018 closes as best-ever year for sales; orders dip in December

According to preliminary numbers from both FTR and ACT Research, 2018 became the all-time best-selling year for trailer orders. Orders did dip in December after several successful months, both companies found. FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for December at 28,000 units, a 38% drop from November and 39% below a year ago. Trailer order activity

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