Business, Equipment

US Tarp Partners With New Life Transport Parts Center

Driver checking tarp on truck A truck driver checks the tarp on the back of her vehicle. (Smederevac/Getty Images)

US Tarp announced a partnership agreement with New Life Transport Parts Center to continue to distribute its tarps and replacement parts through the centers.

January 11, 2021
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Rental Group Acquires Arizona Storage Rental

American Trailer Rental Group announced it completed the acquisition of Phoenix-based Arizona Storage Rental Inc.

January 5, 2021
Business, Equipment

November Trailer Orders Remain Strong

Stoughton Stoughton Trailers

U.S. trailer orders in November climbed to 39,500, ACT Research reported, as demand for dry vans powered ahead, along with refrigerated trailers and strengthening flatbed activity.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 17, 2020
Equipment, Fuel

The Top 3 Factors that Affect Fuel Efficiency in Trucking

Michelin Whitepaper

A new, free study by Michelin reveals the top three factors that affect a truck and trailer’s fuel efficiency—and how fleets can overcome them to reduce their fuel costs.

November 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Rental Group Expands in Columbus, Ohio

FITS trailer First in Trailer Service is part of the American Trailer Rental Group. (American Trailer Rental Group)

American Trailer Rental Group announced it opened a First in Trailer Service location in Columbus, Ohio, citing economic expansion as well as the rich manufacturing and distribution history of the greater Columbus area.

September 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Demand for Rental, Lease Trailers at Historic Highs

Trailer A driver secures a trailer door. (Allison)

The utilization rate of rental and lease trailers continues at historic highs amid industry consolidation and a shift to more rentals and away from long-term leases, according to an industry survey released in August.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trailer-Tracking Unit Furthers VHub Telematics Integration

Francis Roy Francis Roy by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Digital asset-sharing platform vHub announced that its integration of telematics offerings now includes the TrackLight taillamp GPS trailer-tracking solution from Anytrek and the 4W Telematics trailer tracking system.

July 27, 2020
Technology, Equipment

Trailer Technology Moves Forward

Change is the fuel that spurs innovation, whether social or industrial. Technology for trailer management is no different.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
July 17, 2020

Solving a $1B Problem with Cargo Image Capture

Spireon Webinar Art

A picture is worth 1,000 words; in our industry, it’s worth countless dollars. How many times have you wished for eyes inside your trailer when you’re managing detention? How many times have you sent for a trailer, to find it’s still loaded? New cargo imaging technology tackles a $1B problem.

June 11, 2020
Business, Equipment

Whiting Door Manufacturing Co-Founder Lauren Whiting Dies at 95

Whiting Door Manufacturing co-founder Lauren Whiting died Jan. 25 at the age of 95, according to the company.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2020