It happened this month
- Kidron begins operations in Montgomery PA. // Trailer / Body Builders;May2004, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p4
Reports on the opening of the truck trailer manufacturing facility of Kidron in Montgomery, Pennsylvania in May 2004. Features of the facility; Statement from John May, president of Kidron, about the facility; Other products that will be manufactured at the facility.
- SmithCo opens production site. // Waste News;05/08/2000, Vol. 5 Issue 51, p30
Reports on SmithCo Manufacturing Inc.'s opening of its trailer production facility in LeMars, Iowa, as of May 8, 2000.
- Utility marks production of its 50,000th dry van trailer at Glade Spring VA plant. // Trailer/Body Builders Exclusive Insight;6/1/2013, p44
The article reports that Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has produced its 50,000th dry van trailer at its Glade Spring, Virginia manufacturing plant.
- We need high trailer flexibility. // Commercial Motor;11/25/2010, Vol. 213 Issue 5409, p14
In this article the author opines that the proposal by the European Commission (EC) to introduce a new height limit for trailers is one of the most bizarre ideas since the formation of the Common Market. He alleges that they haven't done any homework because every major retailer and parcel...
- reader rigs. // Overdrive;Apr2004, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p92
Presents several trucks and trailers owned by owners-operators of the trucking industry in the U.S. Description of The Intimidator, a 1999 extended-hood Peterbilt 379 with a 500-hp Detroit Diesel owned by Jay and Nancy Frost; Feature of The Jolly Green Giant, a DM 688 owned by Jeff and Matt...
- "Our National Transportation System" Greene, Norvin R. // National Review Bulletin;10/1/1960, Vol. 9 Issue 13, p8
The article discusses the National Transportation System of the U.S., referring to the railroads in the late 1800s and early 1900s because the proportion of freight moved by railroads was very large which made the railroad industry the transportation monopoly. The loss of an increasing share of...
- From the Sharp End. Garlick, Nick // Truck & Driver;Dec2010, p16
The article presents author's view that the hauliers need not invest in new trailers to increase efficiency and suggest techniques to reduce costs and improve drivers' lives. He suggests having a lifting roof in trailers for carrying bulk goods than with a huge frontal area, which can in turn...
- Productivity versus fuel economy. // Motor Transport;11/27/2008, p19
The article focuses on investing in productivity-boosting accessories, such as load-handling equipment and moving floors, than on the extra 250 kilograms payload. Moving floors, for example, are big productivity boosters for bulk and waste cargo discharge and one-drop palletised loads where...
- Tandem saves rubber--but at a cost. // Motor Transport;1/8/2004, p9
Reports on the launch of Lawrence David tri-axle pillarless curtainsiders with steering rear axles by Tandem Transport. Advantage of using rear-steer trailers; Price premium for the trailers; Function of the AutoLube system; Standard measurement of the trailer; Plan for the trailers.