dry vans

Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

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Operators pitch in to foil suicide attempt, take two

It was truckers to the rescue again Monday in Minneapolis as a suicidal man stood poised to jump, hanging onto nothing more than the outside of a chain-link fence at the edge of a 25-foot-high bridge over I-94. A trooper on the scene, Carl Hoffman, took a page from the Tuscaloosa, Ala., police's handbook and asked the operators of several tractor-dry van rigs that had been stuck in the traffic that backed up around the ...

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Cubby Buddy toolbox maker’s new storage system for load bars

Hensley Inc.-leased owner-operator Jeff Zehrer (pictured), with a Great Dane dry van and Freightliner tractor and a unique line of tool-box systems for owner-operators you may well recall me writing about here back in January, has added yet another patent-pending storage system to the repertoire of his growing Cubby Buddy side business. The business and Zehrer were profiled this month in Truckers News, just in time for the release of the new "Raising the Bar" system for ...

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Utility double deck loading system

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced a new optional double deck loading system for its dry vans March 23 in Louisville, Ky. The new system is “…designed for maximizing trailer cube space and to increase overall freight capacity,” the company said. It can support up to 500 pounds per square foot with a 26,000-lb. total rating. It uses a system of tracks and beams to create a second deck to increase freight capacity without exceeding the allowable ...

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Great Dane targets corrosion

Dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals.

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Spot market rates up in September

Rates rose for both dry vans and refrigerated vans compared with August.

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker helps grant a wish, smoothing the pavement, how to cut tension, a truck gallery and more trucking industry news items are featured.

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Breaker-breaker: Thursday Channel 19 news round-up

Tonight on American Trucker on the Speed Channel: You The third episode of the second season of the American Trucker documentary show on the Speed Channel is called, simply, "Independent." It will explore, well, guess who? The episode runs at 10p.m. eastern time, with replays throughout the week. See the full schedule. Or if you've as yet missed it, click on the cover image here to read Truckers News editor Randy Grider's story about the ...

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ACT: Trailer orders dip in April

April net orders were 3 percent above the prior year level and year-to-date growth in net orders through April is 72 percent.

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Trailer orders surge in March

Commercial trailer net orders have posted year-over year growth for six consecutive months.

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