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No Longer Afterthoughts, Trailers Are Getting Smart
As the use of telematics, sensors and computerization in tractors has skyrocketed, comparable technologies in the trailers hooked behind them have not kept pace. That is changing. More telematics options for trailers and trailing equipment are ...

US DOT specify CDLs for trucks hauling trailers
The Preston Citizen
According to a recent US Department of Transportation (DOT) update, DOT is “cracking down” on people towing things behind their vehicles. This notification could lead motorists to believe it involves all vehicles that are towing trailers. But it does ...


February trailer orders add to the growing bullish pile of data
Trailer orders in February were just one more entry into a ledger that shows a strong economy and a strong trucking market. According to research and consulting company FTR, preliminary orders for trailers in February were 32,000 units. That's the ...

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FlowBelow Systems an Option for Strick Trailers, International Trucks
Transport Topics Online
“The Trailer AeroSlider provides a practical way to address the aerodynamics of the trailer tandem without sacrificing durability or accessibility. By offering this system to our customers we are able to provide new and innovative options that further ...

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Tractor-trailers, box trucks now banned from NYS Thruway, other highways during storm
Tractor-trailers and other large vehicles are now prohibited from traveling on the New York Thruway between Syracuse and New York City during a winter storm. The ban for high-profile vehicles -- like tractor-trailers, buses and box trucks -- started at ...

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Heavy Duty Trucking

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers
Heavy Duty Trucking
Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow has entered into agreements with a major truck OEM and trailer OE to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec, the company announced during the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual ...
FlowBelow tractor, trailer aerodynamic solutions now available at International, Strick TrailersFleet Equipment Magazine

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Knight-Swift to add 400 trucks, drivers with Abilene tuck-in acquisition
Logistics Management
The biggest truckload carrier in the United States is growing by 400 trucks with a tuck-in acquisition that it says will immediately add $100 million in revenue and, just as importantly, 400 drivers to its fleet operations. Phoenix-based Knight-Swift ...

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Pickup Trucks 101: How Much Can My Truck Tow?
And that can be as little as 10 percent of the total trailer weight. That means that any weight moved from the tow vehicle to the trailer can reduce the weight on the tow vehicle by as much as 90 percent of the weight moved. This may be enough to keep ...

Heavy Duty Trucking

February trailer orders “red hot”: FTR
Truck News
But it marked the fifth consecutive month of orders exceeding 30,000 units, and if the numbers hold, would be the best February on record. Trailer orders remain historically high, with a backlog of 170,000 units for the first time since early 2016, FTR ...
Trailer Orders Fall but Remain Historically HighHeavy Duty Trucking

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Commercial Carrier Journal

FTR boosts truck, trailer demand outlook
Truck News
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR is significantly increasing its outlook for Class 8 and commercial trailer shipments. It is now pegging North American Class 8 factory shipments for 2018 at 330,000 units, and commercial trailers at 334,400 ...
Indicators: Truck and trailer orders orders expected to surge in 2018, trucking employment jumpsCommercial Carrier Journal
FTR: 'Capacity Crisis' Boosting Truck and Trailer Order ForecastsHeavy Duty Trucking
FTR increases Class 8 truck and trailer forecasts as orders pour inThe Trucker

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