For heavy-duty truck fleet managers aiming to maximize safety, productivity, and profitability while minimizing downtime and the cost of doing business, having an integrated strategy for tractor-trailer lighting is key.
The Flowers Family Foundation presented its sixth annual Wisconsin Business Achievement Award to Stoughton Trailers, LLC. The award recognizes the Stoughton, Wis. manufacturer of over-the-road semitrailers for its positive influence on the state economy.
Software companies that create the trailer tracking systems fleet managers are familiar with know that having the ability to see the real-time location and status of your trailers can have a direct impact on your business’s productivity. So, we caught up with some of these companies to ask: What trailer tracking solutions are coming in the near future?
Air lines should be inspected for damage to avoid failure on the road.
Truck-Lite Co. has added a volumetric cargo system to its Road Ready trailer telematics offerings.
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 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 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
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 preliminary trailer orders for September at 19,000 units, the highest since February.
Transportation Supply Depot (TSD) has been named the recipient of the Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer Award by Stoughton Trailers.
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