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    Rocketail Wing trailer fairing enhances airflow

    January 31, 2019 7:03PM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Rocketail Wing system is a SmartWay-certified rear trailer fairing that its makers say will save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km. The airfoil design is said to redirect rearward airflow behind the trailer while also producing lift –

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    Landing gear get added protection

    January 31, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAF-Holland has unveiled a new layer of protection for landing gear in the form of the purpose-made True Lube grease. Operating temperatures range from -40 to 65 Celsius to help ensure smooth cranking. Compared to previous greases, this formula better

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    Pintle hook design delivers the strength

    January 31, 2019 2:07PM by johng@newcom.ca

    When it comes to a pintle hook, much of the strength comes through the choice of materials. SAF-Holland’s new PH-405 pintle hook features an austenitic manganese steel body that supports wear resistance. It “work hardens” at the contact surfaces with

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    Utility unveils aerodynamic trailer tail

    December 13, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs a mere 25 lb. and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It’s made with

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    Utility 3000R gets new standard floor

    December 4, 2018 1:30PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing has made its 20K Duct Floor System standard for the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The floor helps to control weight because it doesn’t require other structural enhancement, the company notes. It features a 20,000-lb. capacity for

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    Talbert trailer for heavy hauls

    December 4, 2018 1:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Talbert Manufacturing’s new 60CC/55SA-LD trailer that pairs with the optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension – offering a 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration, or a 55-ton hauling capacity in a spread-axle configuration. The design offers the flexibility to switch

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    Kalyn Siebert delivers flexibility

    October 9, 2018 10:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kalyn Siebert’s VersaMaxx-EXT 50T HRG trailer can extend from 48 to 53 feet, with a design that can be maneuvered in confined spaces for low-profile, large transport and vehicle recovery in urban areas areas. Features include a 100,000-lb capacity, an

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    Quantums cleared for Canada

    September 21, 2018 1:31PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Transport Canada has granted a Canadian Equivalency Certificate to Quantum Fuel Systems’ virtual pipeline trailers, allow them to be registered and used in Canada. The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders are approved in accordance with TC-SU-5931, which is based on ISO11119-3.2 and BS 3.3.9, TC-3FCM, CAN/CSA

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    XL extension for turbine blades

    May 16, 2018 3:19PM by Truck News

    XL Specialized Trailers’ new BladeMate Flip Extension adds 27 feet to the rear of trailers designed to haul wind turbine blades. When a trailer is empty, drivers can flip up the extension, retract the trailer, and be left with a

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    Inflation system made standard

    May 15, 2018 11:27AM by Truck News

    The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermAlert has been made a standard option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC reefer trailers. Almost one in three trailers now comes with the tire inflation system, Meritor says, noting that they monitor

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    New controller for Solara

    May 2, 2018 8:59AM by Truck News

    Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features an APX controller with a dashboard-style display. The Solara uses a Z482 two-cylinder diesel engine to generate 50,000 BTU/hour at an ambient temperature of -18 Celsius, keeping sensitive commodities such as flowers and

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    Ancra tracks on a roll

    April 27, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    Ancra’s Retract-a-Roll 4 is a pneumatic roller track that brings aircraft technology into trailers. Using a truck’s existing air supply, the roller tracks are powered by pneumatics, and convert back to a smooth trailer floor for general freight, the company

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    XL unveils galvanized trailer

    April 10, 2018 1:12PM by Truck News

    XL Specialized Trailers has expanded its galvanized trailer series to include the Mechanical Full-width Gooseneck (MFG) model. The 80 MFG, like the other galvanized lowboys, is made with T-1 flange, and 80K web, with the hot-dip galvanizing process providing a

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    Detachable gooseneck trailer boasts 15-inch deck height

    April 3, 2018 4:11PM by Truck News

    XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 110  low-profile hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer has been unveiled with a 15-inch loaded deck height, which the company says is the lowest in the industry and can accommodate loads that would otherwise need a dropside trailer.

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    Power check for seven-pin connectors

    March 21, 2018 4:08PM by Truck News

    Phillips Industries’ new Qwik-Check offers, well, a quick way to check that power is running through the seven-way connector between a tractor and trailer. Integrated into a trailer’s nose box, the unit eliminates the need for a continuity tester. When