Business, Technology, Equipment

Trailers of the Future Will Be Smarter, Lighter, More Aerodynamic

Wabash National trailer Manufacturers say the trailers of the future will be lighter, more streamlined and more connected through telematics. (Wabash National Corp.)

Dry van and refrigerated trailers will evolve over the next 10 years to become more connected, lighter, more durable and more aerodynamic than today’s equipment, executives at major trailer manufacturers said.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
April 8, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

CARB Certification Required for Trailer Makers to Sell in California

Utility trailer on exhibit Utility trailer on exhibit at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

To be able to sell trailers in California beginning Jan. 1, trailer makers must certify the equipment meets the state’s greenhouse gas emission standard and be approved by the state’s Air Resources Board.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Thousands More Trailer Orders in February Amid Jammed Backlog

Trailers Finished trailers at one of Stoughton Trailers' production facilities. (Stoughton Trailers)

U.S. trailer orders keep on coming and hit the mid-20,000s in February, contending for positions in an already lengthy backlog, analysts reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2019
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Rental Group Expands

American Trailer Rental Group, signaling its aggressive growth strategy, has acquired Fleet Trailer Leasing in Kansas City, Kan.

March 5, 2019

Kentucky Trailer Acquires Majority Stake in CEI

Custom trailer and truck body manufacturer Kentucky Trailer announced it has acquired a majority stake in CEI Equipment Co., a provider of aluminum feed transportation equipment.

January 8, 2019
Business, Equipment

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Adds Branch in San Antonio

Mckinney truck and trailer McKinney Trailer Rentals

Mckinney Trailer Rentals has opened a branch location in San Antonio.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Exceptional Demand Builds for Used Trailers

Used trailer market is heating up TT File Photo

The used trailer market is surging. Values are high and inventory is sometimes scarce as buyers look for alternatives to higher-priced new equipment, largely available only after long lead times, industry experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2018
Business, Equipment

Utility Trailer Dealer Opens Iowa Facility

A trailer moves in production at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. A trailer moves through the production process at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced that Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales has opened a new facility in Sioux City, Iowa, 8 miles south of its existing location.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology

Carriers, Suppliers Work to Boost Utilization of Cargo Sensors

Xtra Lease trailer with cargo sensor Xtra Lease started adding cargo sensors to all new trailers in its fleet to help its customers improve utilization. (Xtra Lease)

The use of cargo sensors with trailer tracking is on the rise, suppliers said, while motor carriers work to improve utilization and boost driver satisfaction with the technology.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 2, 2018
Business, Equipment

Brent Yeagy Named CEO of Trailer Maker Wabash National Corp.

Wabash National Corp. refrigerated trailer (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. named Brent Yeagy its president and CEO, succeeding Richard Giromini.

Libby Seline | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2018