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XL unveils longer blade runner
May 16, 2018
XL Specialized Trailers’ new BladeMate Flip Extension adds 27 feet to the rear of trailers designed to haul wind turbine...
Vanguard, CIMC make Meritor system standard
May 15, 2018
The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermAlert has been made a standard option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC...
Carrier upgrades Solara controller
May 2, 2018
Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features an APX controller with a dashboard-style display. The Solara uses a Z482 two-cylinder...
Ancra system rolls forward
April 27, 2018
Ancra’s Retract-a-Roll 4 is a pneumatic roller track that brings aircraft technology into trailers. Using a truck’s existing air supply,...
XL adds galvanized trailer to line-up
April 10, 2018
XL Specialized Trailers has expanded its galvanized trailer series to include the Mechanical Full-width Gooseneck (MFG) model. The 80 MFG,...
XL 110 features 15-inch loaded deck height
April 3, 2018
XL Specialized Trailers’ XL 110 low-profile hydraulic detachable gooseneck trailer has been unveiled with a 15-inch loaded deck height, which...
Qwik-Check offers quick power check
March 21, 2018
Phillips Industries’ new Qwik-Check offers, well, a quick way to check that power is running through the seven-way connector between...
Utility drop deck sheds weight
March 20, 2018
Utility’s new lightweight 4000AE Drop Deck flatbed trailer offers many of the features found in the company’s 4000 AE combo...
55-ton Aspen lowboy
March 20, 2018
Aspen Custom Trailers has introduced the M5500-8 commercial trailer – a 55-ton hydraulic removable gooseneck lowboy.
Truck-Lite’s Road Ready gets SmartBridge
March 8, 2018
Truck-Lite has added a new SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) to its Road Ready trailer telematics system, integrating with existing trailer devices....
PetersonPulse making trailers smarter
March 5, 2018
Peterson is tapping into trailer data with the new PetersonPulse intelligent trailer system, combining CAN-Bus technology and telematics capabilities. In...
FlowBelow aerodynamics for Strick, International
March 5, 2018
FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Quick-Release Wheel Covers and Trailer AeroSlider system will now be offered as factory-installed options on Strick Trailers. The...
SAF-Holland unveils Tire Pilot Plus
March 4, 2018
ATLANTA, Ga. – SAF-Holland has unveiled the Tire Pilot Plus tire pressure management system for its CBX and ULX suspension...
Power to the job site
January 30, 2018
Larson Electronics’ trailer-mounted work station brings plenty of portable functionality to a job site. The WAT-18×6-TNDM-LT.WLD.DG.AC-MOD1 comes with a 30-foot...
Reefer liners fight mold and mildew
January 12, 2018
Liners in 2019 Great Dane Everest Reefer trailers are now treated with an antimicrobial product known as Microban, supporting requirements...
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