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Galvanized Into Action: Galvanized metal re-emerges in war against trailer corrosion

September 13, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — We’re at war, it seems, with the chemical compounds used by highway crews to keep ice and snow off our roads. Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride both go down wet and then spray up into a trailer’s […]

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Testing our Metal: Tariffs hit Canada’s trailer makers, upfitters hard

August 17, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Falcon Equipment had eight to nine months of trailer orders on the books as a July 1 deadline for steel and aluminum tariffs approached. The B.C.-based manufacturer waited as long as it could. But eventually there was no choice.

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All-aluminum platform trailer

April 19, 2017 by John Smith

Dorsey Trailer’s Aluminum Giant all-aluminum platform trailer trailers can carry 80,000 pounds overall, and 52,000 pounds in four feet, but it is also saving weight. The new models have starting tare weights of less than 8,900 pounds.

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Want to save 2,500 lbs? Use ‘Miracle Metal’. Everywhere

March 30, 2015 by Peter Carter

LOUISVILLE, KY – The aluminum wheel company Alcoa Wheels told reporters at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) that if a trucker wanted, he could save 2,500 lbs on a single truck by switching to existing aluminum components.

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Want to save 2,500 lbs? Use ‘Miracle Metal’. Everywhere

March 30, 2015 by Peter Carter

LOUISVILLE, KY – The aluminum wheel company Alcoa Wheels told reporters at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) that if a trucker wanted, he could save 2,500 lbs on a single truck by switching to existing aluminum components.

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Wheel Showdown: Aluminum vs Steel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Most truckers don’t agonize over this decision, but if you’re pinching pennies…

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SHOWDOWN: ALUMINUM V. STEEL WHEELS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Polished aluminum wheels look great, but cost three times as much as steel wheels. On the flipside, they’ll save you weight and some say they ride better.

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DUMP TRUCK SPEC’ING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

From Kenworth, a few suggestions on choosing the components you need in a dump truck.