Today's Trucking

Smart trailers delivering loads of data with their freight

March 21, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – The same trailers that haul freight are increasingly expected to deliver data in the course of their journeys. But there are still technical challenges to overcome.


Utility Trailer adds aerodynamic tail

December 13, 2018 by John Smith

Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs a mere 25 lb. and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It’s made with […]


Talbert Trailer offers 6o-ton capacity

December 4, 2018 by John Smith

Talbert Manufacturing’s new 60CC/55SA-LD trailer that pairs with the optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension – offering a 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration, or a 55-ton hauling capacity in a spread-axle configuration. The design offers the flexibility to switch […]


Quantum CNG trailers cleared for Canada

September 21, 2018 by John Smith

Transport Canada has granted a Canadian Equivalency Certificate to Quantum Fuel Systems’ virtual pipeline trailers, allow them to be registered and used in Canada. The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders are approved in accordance with TC-SU-5931, which is based on ISO11119-3.2 and BS 3.3.9, TC-3FCM, CAN/CSA […]


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 […]


When it comes to trailers, short-term options may have long-term benefits

September 6, 2018 by elizabeth

As equipment orders continue to surge, pushing delivery dates well into the first quarter of next year, fleets looking to add to their assets might want to consider shorter-term options like leasing or renting for trailers.


XL unveils longer blade runner

May 16, 2018 by John Smith

XL Specialized Trailers’ new BladeMate Flip Extension adds 27 feet to the rear of trailers designed to haul wind turbine blades. When a trailer is empty, drivers can flip up the extension, retract the trailer, and be left with a […]


Intermodal volumes on the rise

April 12, 2018 by John Smith

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Intermodal volumes and related rates are on the rise this year, buoyed by a strong U.S. economy, but a shortage of rail capacity is also pushing more of the freight onto trucks, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports.

“We’re still expecting healthy growth in rates, even in the back half of the year,” said senior transportation analyst Todd Tanausky, during a webinar on the topic.


PetersonPulse making trailers smarter

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

Peterson is tapping into trailer data with the new PetersonPulse intelligent trailer system, combining CAN-Bus technology and telematics capabilities. In addition to tracking the real-time status of things like lights, ABS brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems, and cargo temperature, the […]


FlowBelow aerodynamics for Strick, International

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Quick-Release Wheel Covers and Trailer AeroSlider system will now be offered as factory-installed options on Strick Trailers. The overall system combines wheel covers, a fairing between the trailer wheels, and aerodynamic mud flaps. And the AeroSlider is mounted […]


Top 10 of 17 — Thermo King power management tools

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Battery life can be a challenge in trailers that use the power for far more than lights alone. Ask anyone who runs liftgates if you need proof.


Wabash Canada maintenance branded GoRight

November 8, 2017 by John Smith

KITCHENER, ON – Wabash Canada, the Eastern Canada dealership for Wabash National semi-trailers, is branding its growing fleet maintenance business as GoRight.


IN PRINT — Financial Planning: Structure a lease that’s right for you

October 4, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — What is it that you do best: fix trucks, manage toll payments and fuel taxes, change tires, sell used trucks, or move freight? If you’re even a modestly successful fleet in today’s market, you’re probably pretty good at most of the above, but you probably wish you could devote more time and resources to your core competency – moving freight. About 10 years ago, André Boisvert, vice president and co-owner of Lachine, Quebec-based Trans-West Group, concluded that he was better at transportation and logistics than he was at maintenance and fleet management.


Breadner to distribute new Stoughton reefers

July 31, 2017 by John Smith

BRESLAU, ON – Breadner Trailer Sales has been named the exclusive dealer of Stoughton refrigerated trailers in Ontario and Quebec.


Paid Transcourt Tank Leasing

April 5, 2017 by Martin Smith

Since 1997, our expertise and experience is the reason why clients turn to Transcourt. Our unique and flexible approach to leasing allows us to support you in meeting your specific business requirements in North America.