THE toughest part of selecting the right filler metal for any application is that, often, there is more than one right answer. In aluminum trailer and truck body manufacturing, the task is much simpler because the list of choices......More
FTR Associates senior consultant Larry Gross used a line from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to sum up the intermodal market in May’s State of Freight webinar, “Intermodal at a Critical Crossroads.”
Gross said that “the winter of despair” has given way to “the spring of hope.”
The week ending April 28 was just 0.2% below the all-time record for intermodal loadings, set last year during the week ending September 21....More
THE National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that side underride guards be required on trailers with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds.
In a letter to dated April 3, the National Transportation...More
IT’s too early to tell how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s rear-camera final rule will affect truck equipment distributors, but it’s likely to affect pickup trucks more than vans, according to...More
FOR three days, an array of truck manufacturers informed NTEA members about current and future trucks at the annual NTEA Truck Product Conference in Dearborn, Michigan. Here are the highlights from this year’s conference:
Trailer/Body Builders' Snow and Ice Control Guide is filled vital information about snowplows, spreaders, and scrapers. Each year, we contact manufacturers directly and compile data on truck compatibility—which vehicle models can be equipped with snowplows and which ones cannot.