Evolving Trailer Technology

Inside Tracks

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December
21,
2017
Flatbed trailer applications demand versatility. One day might call for hauling a distributed load, such as pallets of construction materials, while the next day's order is a concentrated load, like a steel coil in the middle of the trailer.
November
28,
2017
When you brand a trailer, "Champion," it means that it never gets a day off. It never stops improving because it never stops competing. And today's freight challenges weigh-in as the heaviest the industry has ever experienced. The
October
02,
2017
When it comes to hauling refrigerated cargo, ensuring the integrity of the product is paramount, especially now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on the Sanitary

Case Studies

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January
02,
2018
Keeping a fleet that serves up a healthy helping of capacity services - from truckload freight and dedicated transportation to freight brokerage and intermodal freight - takes more than fielding the right equipment. It also involves keeping that
December
11,
2017
Three years ago, the SuperTruck program hit the streets with the goal of increasing freight efficiency and aiming for a futuristic 10 MPG or more. Today, Mesilla Valley Transportation is hot on the heels of achieving that goal with its standard
October
16,
2017
The open road is full of uncertainties. When you field more than 50,000 trailers, like Bowman Trailer Leasing commands, the consequences of that reality increase exponentially.  Headquartered in Williamsport, Maryland, Bowman Trailer Leasing

Vendor View

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October
09,
2017
During deliveries of temperature sensitive loads, carriers must be cognizant of the amount of time reefer doors are left open. Manual trailer doors often remain open during deliveries, which significantly affects the temperature and humidity level
September
19,
2017
Many areas have experienced severe flood conditions recently due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As a result of these conditions, trailer and truck body components may have been submerged in contaminated flood waters, causing the potential for damage
December
23,
2016
Imagine navigating a truck-trailer down the highway at 70 mph when you need to change lanes. Following safety protocols,  you check your mirrors, activate your turn signals and begin to maneuver into the next lane. Suddenly, a car appears in