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Senate Minority Leader Calls for More Underride Guard Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been researching the effectiveness of side underride guards in saving lives during side collisions between semi-trailers and passenger vehicles. And on July 21, Senate ...

Aluminum Reitnouer Trailers For Fuel Economy And Low Maintenance

In 1982, a 25-year-old Bud Reitnouer became convinced that he could come up with an improved flatbed trailer design, and he was right. Today, Reitnouer Trailer, based in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, is one of the leading ...

Semi-Trucks Restricted

A lot of cities have restricted easy semi-truck travel within their bounds, whether through prohibiting trucks from certain roads or by blocking rest stop franchises from setting up shop. Travel through Odessa, Texas, will be ...

Inspect Your Trailer as Part of Preventative Maintenance

Certain elements of preventative trailer maintenance, especially visual inspections, should be part of your regular routine: checking your tires, inspecting your brakes and suspension, and staying attuned to how your truck ...

Popular Illinois Truck Show July 28-30

The 10th Annual Top Gun Large Car Shootout comes to east-central Illinois during the weekend of July 28-30. The big event will be held at the Rantoul National Aviation Center, and admission is free. No pre-registration is ...

May Trailer Orders Up 26 Percent Over One Year Ago

FTR estimates net trailer orders for May at 16,600 units, up a solid 26 percent year-over-year. For the 12-month period from June  2016 through May 2017, total trailer orders total 253,000 units. Increased Production, ...

Side Underride Guards Save Lives

Driving safety is one of the most important concerns for everyone on the road, whether you're an owner-operator or you work for a larger carrier; safe, defensive driving is always something semi-truck drivers have in mind due ...

Steel and Aluminum Drop Decks Serve Different Needs

Although regular semi trailers and flatbeds handle most of the nation’s freight, drop deck trailers are an indispensable part of the trucking industry. Typical drop decks offer approximately 20-in more vertical space which ...

FMCSA Withdrew Proposed Safety Rating Changes

Vehicle and carrier regulations are always facing changes, and this is especially true in 2017 due to political changes that are impacting how business in all sectors are being measured. One of the biggest considerations for ...

Demand for Flatbed Transportation Surging

Those involved in flatbed transportation are witnessing surging demand, according to freight marketplace and information provider DAT. The company notes a steady rise in the demand for flatbed transportation since August of ...