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The T-Pod

Automation is the future of the trucking industry and many companies are racing to put their model on the market first.  The goal is to develop a model that has Level 5 autonomy.  A vehicle has achieved Level 5 autonomy when ...

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 ...

The Benefits of Leasing a Trailer at the Beginning of Your Business

The transportation and logistics industry has an uncertain future. Driverless vehicles are becoming more of a reality, and even the technology behind driven semi-trucks and traditional trailers is changing every year. If you're ...

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 ...

Inspect Your Trailer as Part of Preventative Maintenance

Certain elements of preventative trailer maintenance, especially visual inspections, should be part of your regular routine: checking your tires, inspecting your brakes and suspension, and staying attuned to how your truck ...
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