trailers

661,000 lbs.: Now that’s heavy haul!

These pictures tell the story of the equipment used to haul a massive steam turbine generator and other equipment from California to Agua Prieta in Mexico -- the move in process by Contractors Cargo.

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Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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Great Dane booth features mobile app, innovations

A new smartphone app and hands-on exhibits of Great Dane's most innovative technology and are among attractions at the company's booth. The app will enable users to easily locate the nearest company branch, dealer or authorized parts and service facility. It will also include the ability to access the company's AdvantEDGE fleet services network, which includes emergency road service. The app is available free for download for Apple and Android phones. The tech exhibits, tying in with the ...

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Hadley SmartValve simplifies electronic height control

A video from the Hadley company details its new SmartValve electronic height control system's potential to reduce the physical burden on drivers raising and lowering landing gear, among other benefits.

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Meritor produces 10-millionth trailer axle

At its manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Ky., company representatives and guests gathered to commemorate the milestone and celebrate the company's long history.

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Owner-operator Dan Braun bags 1st place in K.C. truck show

Video, pictures and more about Braun's plans to turn his trailer into a cancer survivors' memorial, as well as detail on runners-up in the first Pride in Your Ride truck show at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention.

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Amid big fleet investments, operators stare down high truck prices

Something is going right for the Jacobson Companies 3PL -- Mack Trucks announced yesterday that they took delivery of an order of 259 built-in-the-U.S. Mack Pinnacles, 139 daycabs and 120 sleeper trucks, and they're hiring dedicated company drivers for runs based out of their Des Moines, Iowa, headquarters. Any owner-operators out their run freight for them on occasion or regularly? The new tractors (some of which are pictured), Mack says, were delivered to Jacobson locations throughout ...

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Great Dane breaks ground on technology facility

Great Dane breaks ground on a research facility for the trailer maker's engineering and design initiatives.

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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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Anti-corrosive product on display

The Alternative to Galvanizing is now a standard, recently upgraded  feature on select truckers, trailers and components, Wilson Trailer announced. The company is displaying several flatbeds at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday through Saturday. The Alternative includes two anti-corrosive processes, both of which guard against chemicals such as magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride. PRP INDUSTRIES, www.prpindustries.com, (231)767-9799.

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