Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterson Launches Intelligent Trailer System

Peterson System Pulse System by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Peterson Manufacturing Co. introduced an intelligent trailer system that the company said brings expanded connectivity and telematics capability to trailers.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Wabash National CEO Dick Giromini to Step Down June 1

Wabash National CEO Dick Giromini John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Wabash National Corp. CEO Dick Giromini will step down June 1 and be succeeded by President and Chief Operating Officer Brent Yeagy, one of several announcements made by the Lafayette, Ind., trailer manufacturer Dec. 15.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2017

Suppliers See Intelligent Trailers Gaining Prominence

Bendix's Berend Bracht Bracht by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Trailers are on the verge of delivering more than just freight. A bevy of additional sensors linked to various components are coming to trailers to relay increasing amounts of data, suppliers said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

Kansas Trucking Company Expands to Trailer Repair

Hutchinson Kansas’s Sun Valley Trucking has so many Wilson trailers in its fleet that the national semi-trailer manufacturer recently asked the growing company to become an authorized repair center for its equipment.

John Green | The Hutchinson (Kansas) News
September 11, 2017
Business, Equipment

Wabash Launches Private Offering to Fund Pending Supreme Acquisition

Wabash factory worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. launched a private offering of $325 million in senior unsecured notes as part of the purchase for the previously announced pending acquisition of truck body builder Supreme Industries Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Special Care Taken to Haul Out-of-This-World Cargo Along East Coast

Shomotion truck with Mars rover replica trailer Olivia George/Special to Transport Topics

Motorists on Interstate 95 might be doing a double-take this summer as they share the road with a tractor-trailer hauling a highly unusual piece of cargo — a 5,500-pound Mars rover replica.

Olivia George | Special to Transport Topics
July 19, 2017

Trailer Orders Jump 51% in June

Great Dane Trailers

Trailer orders in June notched the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year gains, as they topped 20,000, ACT Research Co. said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017

TransChicago Truck Group Adds Open-Deck Trailers

Flatbed trailer John Sterling Ruth/Wabash

Truck dealership TransChicago Truck Group announced its Gary, Ind., location now is a dealership for Transcraft and Benson open-deck trailers.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Electric Class 8s to Affect Trailer Design, Components

autonomous trailers Courtesy of Nick Pugh/20th Century Fox

The mounting focus on the electrification of Class 8 vehicles will prompt changes in trailer design and key components as collaboration among manufacturers of trucking’s central pieces of equipment increases, some experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick to Add Its Own Features to Trailers to Comply With Phase 2 GHG Mandates

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Strick Trailers will begin offering trailers that it has loaded with features that comply with Phase 2 greenhouse gas mandates intended to make trailers more fuel-efficient.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017