Truck News


  • Product Equipment

    MAC introduces new trailers

    June 8, 2017 10:14AM by Truck News

    ALLIANCE, Ohio – MAC Trailer has announced the launch of its new Lite Moving Floor and Lite Tipper trailers. The company says the new lines use lighterweight materials. “The fully riveted design is laser cut and laser drilled to handle

  • News Equipment

    Stoughton updates dry van, adds reefer

    March 1, 2017 1:49PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stoughton Trailers has introduced design improvements to its dry van and will soon launch a refrigerated trailer. The updates were announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The company’s Z-Plate and aluminum sheet

  • Stoughton improves rear impact guard

    March 1, 2017 1:27PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Moved by the story and lobbying efforts of Marianne Karth, who lost two daughters in a crash with a tractor-trailer, Stoughton has redesigned its rear impact guard. Karth visited the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meeting to

  • Truck-Lite offering trailer telematics

    February 27, 2017 10:29AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Truck-Lite is entering the trailer telematics market with the launch of its new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system. The new offering was announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Truck-Lite says

  • News Equipment

    SAF-Holland unveils lighter-weight CBX40 trailer suspension

    October 27, 2016 3:19PM by James Menzies

    Company also builds in extra toughness, extends warranty

  • Product Equipment

    Utility introduces lighter-weight flatbed

    September 27, 2016 12:45PM by Truck News

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer has announced the introduction of a lighter-weight 4000AE flatbed trailer. “Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility

  • News Equipment

    Wabash shows off composite reefer prototype

    March 30, 2016 1:52PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wabash National showcased for the first time a prototype composite refrigerated trailer that it says will be as light as a dry van. And that’s counting the refrigeration unit. Shown for the first time at this year’s

  • NACFE report supports adoption of trailer aerodynamics

    February 29, 2016 6:47PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A recent Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) concluded that trailer aerodynamic devices do work, providing fuel savings ranging from 1-10%. The study looked at three areas of the trailer that

  • News Equipment

    FTR says despite drop, October was ‘outstanding month for trailer orders’

    November 19, 2015 5:30PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR, a transportation intelligence organization, has reported that trailer orders for this past October were down 30% from a year ago and 7% from the previous month, but notwithstanding the decline, exceeded expectations. A total of 32,200

  • Feature Equipment


    June 19, 2015 10:38AM by James Menzies

    Air ride trailer suspensions are often ordered as a complete system, with one supplier providing the axle, suspension and brakes. But for whatever reason, this hasn’t been commonplace on mechanical suspensions, with fleets still having to piece together systems on

  • SAF-Holland introduces fully integrated mechanical trailer suspension

    June 4, 2015 8:14AM by James Menzies

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — With more fleets spec’ing mechanical trailer suspensions, SAF-Holland has come out with a new system it says will reduce weight and maintenance costs and simplify OEM installation. The ULX40 UltraLite is offered as a complete system, something

  • News Equipment

    Tremcar expanding plant, eyeing bigger slice of US market

    May 12, 2015 8:39AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Trailer manufacturer Tremcar has announced its expansion and intent to become a larger player in the US market. The company made the announcement last month in front of about 50 employees, indicating the current low value of

  • Thinking outside the box

    March 23, 2015 9:14AM by Carroll McCormick

    Bolt-on devices have improved trailer aerodynamics. But is it time for some more radical thinking, including the reshaping of the box itself?

  • News

    2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention

    January 15, 2015 8:27AM by NATDA

    The 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be held in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center on September 10-12, 2015.  This will be the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) 8th annual trade show and our team is

  • Canadian dealer imports hydraulic, Italian livestock trailers

    December 18, 2014 2:23PM by Carolyn Gruske

    SEBRINGVILLE, Ont. – Doug Luckhart has a plan to mix North American requirements with European technology in order to provide cattle and hogs a more comfortable means of transportation. Luckhart is president of trailer sales group HarBra Holdings Limited and