refrigerated trailers

Video, pics: Custom 1988 Freightliner

Davis custom-built the FLD after locating it in a salvage yard in 2000 -- today he hauls reefer freight with it primarily between Illinois, Texas, Florida and his home base in Michigan.

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Pay trends, part 2: Various segments rewarding performance

Carriers like Nussbaum Transportation (dry van), Melton Truck Lines (flatbed) and TWT Refrigerated are boosting pay in new ways to attract owner-operators and company drivers.

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Great Dane plant’s first trailer

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., refrigerated trailer plant sent its first customer trailer to Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla.

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Thermo King launches temperature-control system

The company’s new Precedent line of temperature-control trailer systems reduces fuel costs.

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ACT: Used Class 8 truck prices dip

Used truck prices fell 1 percent. Net orders for van trailers in February were down 32 percent from January.

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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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TransCore: Spot market freight falls in April

Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were hampered by extreme weather conditions during April.

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Trailer enhancements

Great Dane introduced major advances to its Classic Truckload refrigerated trailer and its Composite dry freight van.

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Spot market sets February record

TransCore's North American Freight Index showed the highest spot market truckload freight volume for February since 1986.

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In defense of food transport

Tip of the hat to Marathon Trucker Jeff Clark for this one (and, readers, if you'll be at the Great American Trucking Show, beginning this coming Thursday, join Clark and I and Jazzy Jordan, among so many others, at Truckers News' Fit for the Road program's Too Hot to Trot 5K Friday morning).... Self-described “liberal curmudgeon” and historian Stephen Budiansky, writing in the New York Times last Friday, took on stats commonly wielded by champions ...

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