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New Technology to Tap Into Your Trailer's Wasted Energy

Most companies are focused on energy efficiency through reducing the energy a vehicle consumes: creating fuel-efficient engines, adding external panels that cut down on wind resistance, and making tires that don't impact your ...

Innovative Specialty Trailers from Transcraft

Transcraft has been an industry innovator in flatbed trailer design and fabrication for more than a half-century. The company manufactures steel, combo and aluminum flatbeds, and it also offers a unique line of specialty ...

The Trucking Industry Forecast

Many factors impact how the freight and trucking industry performs. From consumer demand to gas prices, trucking companies must consider multiple aspects when they manage their inventory or decide to hire more drivers. Luckily, ...

IIHS Toughguard Award

It is always nice to see when semi-trailer manufacturers get honored for their quality production.  Recently, five semi-trailer manufacturers received such honors.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognizes ...

Senate Minority Leader Calls for More Underride Guard Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been researching the effectiveness of side underride guards in saving lives during side collisions between semi-trailers and passenger vehicles. And on July 21, Senate ...

Aluminum Reitnouer Trailers For Fuel Economy And Low Maintenance

In 1982, a 25-year-old Bud Reitnouer became convinced that he could come up with an improved flatbed trailer design, and he was right. Today, Reitnouer Trailer, based in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, is one of the leading ...

Semi-Trucks Restricted

A lot of cities have restricted easy semi-truck travel within their bounds, whether through prohibiting trucks from certain roads or by blocking rest stop franchises from setting up shop. Travel through Odessa, Texas, will be ...

May Trailer Orders Up 26 Percent Over One Year Ago

FTR estimates net trailer orders for May at 16,600 units, up a solid 26 percent year-over-year. For the 12-month period from June  2016 through May 2017, total trailer orders total 253,000 units. Increased Production, ...

Side Underride Guards Save Lives

Driving safety is one of the most important concerns for everyone on the road, whether you're an owner-operator or you work for a larger carrier; safe, defensive driving is always something semi-truck drivers have in mind due ...

Steel and Aluminum Drop Decks Serve Different Needs

Although regular semi trailers and flatbeds handle most of the nation’s freight, drop deck trailers are an indispensable part of the trucking industry. Typical drop decks offer approximately 20-in more vertical space which ...
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