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Wabco TailGuard monitors trailer rear, applies brakes
October 2, 2019
As drivers keep their eyes on the road, Wabco TailGuard can now keep an eye on the space behind the...
Meritor trailer suspension in a lightweight package
October 1, 2019
Meritor’s MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension delivers a 23,000-lb. capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications – and in a lightweight...
Carrier Transicold’s thinner intermodal reefer
September 26, 2019
The new Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 domestic intermodal refrigeration system is a third thinner than a traditional transportation refrigeration unit...
Phillips EZTrac makes it easy to track
September 10, 2019
Phillips Connect Technologies' new EZTrac and EZTrac Plus are being unveiled with the promise of "no-hassle asset tracking solutions" with...
Bridgestone rolls out FT492 trailer tire
September 5, 2019
Bridgestone Americas’ new Firestone FT492 trailer tire comes with a SmartWay stamp for fuel-efficiency, thanks in part to a low...
Transflo tracking trailers with new TT600
August 26, 2019
The new Transflo Trailer Tracking device will integrate into the Transflo Mobile+ platform, tracking trailers, containers and other assets by...
Stoughton chooses Wabco automatic slack adjusters
May 21, 2019
Wabco EasyFit automatic slack adjusters are now the standard brake offering on Stoughton trailers.
Non-permanent decking for leased trailers
April 23, 2019
Ancra has unveiled a “non-permanent” decking system that can be used in leased equipment or containers without voiding the warranty....
Phillips Connect Technologies expands smart trailer tech
March 26, 2019
Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has expanded its smart trailer capabilities, launching TrailerNet Gateway, ChassisNet Gateway, and ContainerNet Gateway. It has...
Ancra automates deck heights
March 25, 2019
Ancra Cargo has automated its integrated decking system, allowing operators to adjust trailer deck height at the touch of a...
Rocketail Wing trailer fairing is always deployed
January 31, 2019
The Rocketail Wing system is a SmartWay-certified rear trailer fairing that its makers say will save 8.42 liters of fuel...
Top 10 Products of 2018: Istobal Hw’intrawash
December 17, 2018
Trailer interiors can get pretty grimy depending on the freight being hauled, and not everyone is anxious to head inside...
Top 10 Products of 2018: Michelin Energy Guard
December 17, 2018
Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts. In this spirit, Michelin unveiled a fuel economy...
Utility Trailer adds aerodynamic tail
December 13, 2018
Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs...
Utility makes 20K floor system standard in 3000R
December 4, 2018
Utility Trailer Manufacturing has made its 20K Duct Floor System standard for the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The floor...
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