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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
Equipment

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 W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Business

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 W. 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 W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Equipment

Trailer Designs for Final-Mile Deliveries May Evolve With E-Commerce Expansion

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Ideas for how trailer designs could evolve to address growth in final-mile deliveries compelled by e-commerce were a topic of discussion at Strick Group’s 2017 Trailer Symposium and Open House here.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Business

Northeast Great Dane Promotes John Gendelman to President

Trailer dealership Northeast Great Dane announced that longtime partner John Gendelman has been promoted to president of the company. Tom Leuner, its former president, will become CEO.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2017
Business, Logistics

US Trailer Orders Fall by 65% in September as Market Returns to More ‘Typical’ Demand

Great Dane Trailers

Trailer orders in September fell below 13,000 as the market continues to adapt and reshape itself after a banner 2015, analysts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Business, Logistics

Trailer Shipments Set Record as 2015 Orders Stay Strong

Stoughton Trailers

New trailer orders in the United States reached 315,000, the second-highest annual total, while a growing backlog pushed total shipments to an annual record, ACT Research reported.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2016
Business, Logistics

Trailer Orders Gain 7.4% Year-Over-Year, ACT Reports

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

Trailer orders in July totaled 20,313 units, which continued to top the 2014 pace but trailed well behind a very strong June result, ACT Research reported.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2015

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