Ready for winter: Truck air line inspection/replacement tips
Air lines should be inspected for damage to avoid failure on the road.
Truck-Lite adds volumetric cargo system to Road Ready service
Truck-Lite Co. has added a volumetric cargo system to its Road Ready trailer telematics offerings.
Hendrickson launches Watchman trailer wheel-end sensing technology
Hendrickson has introduced Watchman advanced wheel-end sensor technology for trailers that operates on the vehicle area network developed by Sensata Technologies. The initial product offering will include trailer tire pressure monitoring, wheel-end temperature and wheel-end vibration data that will be communicated to the fleet through the tractor telematics system pulling the trailer.
Hendrickson introduces new tire pressure control system
Hendrickson has introduced Tiremaax Pro-LB, a next-generation update of the Tiremaax Pro trailer tire inflation system. Tiremaax Pro-LB adds the ability to adjust tire pressure based on load.
Thermo King unveils lighter transport refrigeration unit
Thermo King introduced the SLXi Local transport refrigeration unit (TRU) that is up to 200 lbs lighter than other TRUs to increase payload capacity. “The Thermo King SLXi Local is ideal for urban distribution. Distributors can’t fill their trailer to capacity due to weight restrictions when transporting heavy cargo products like milk and water,” said
Thermo King launches training program for food banks
To support the shift to more nutritionally-focused models, Thermo King has announced plans to provide pro bono training to food banks through it’s We Move Food program.
FTR reports a rebound in trailer orders in September
FTR reports preliminary trailer orders for September at 19,000 units, the highest since February.
Transportation Supply Depot named Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer award winner
Transportation Supply Depot (TSD) has been named the recipient of the Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer Award by Stoughton Trailers.
Great Dane, Coretex announce technology partnership
Great Dane, a manufacturer of commercial transportation equipment, and Coretex, a global provider of supply chain compliance and fleet management solutions, announced a technology partnership surrounding the FleetPulse smart trailer solution at The International Foodservice Distributors Associations’ (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference. The two companies, which jointly bring scale and complementary expertise, will offer customers a
Trailer orders up month-over-month but down year-over-year
New U.S. trailer orders of 21,600 were up 44% month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 18,600 hit their third sequential increase in ten months, rising 73% from August, but down 68% compared to September of 2018.
SkyBitz introduces volumetric sensor capabilities for remote cargo management
SkyBitz has launched a new volumetric sensor with high-resolution camera offering remote asset management customers a new option for monitoring trailer capacity within the SkyBitz SmartTrailer ecosystem.
Morgan releases new door/ramp for larger trucks
Morgan Truck Body, LLC has launched a larger version of its Proscape Van door/ramp.