Strick's new 'Nexgen 1.0' dry van trailer design reshapes the air flow coming off the roof and sidewalls to help reduce drag and boost fuel economy by an estimated 3% when travelling over 55 mph.
An aluminum roof, aluminum posts, lightweight doors and Havco composite flooring cut weight and further boost fuel savings and/or payload capacity for Strick's 'Nexgen 1.0' dry van model.
Stoughton's 2015 model 'Tough Plate' dry van model uses aluminum, composite flooring, and other design changes that can slim this trailer down by 12,650 lbs. based on a fleets spec'ing choices.
Aluminum roof bows can eliminate 95 lbs., different Havco composite floors can trim from 80 to 272 lbs., and lighter weight doors cut 70 lbs. out of Stoughton's 2015 'Tough Plate' design.
ATA's 'Share the Road' tractor-trailer, operated by its 'Road Team,' uses a 53-foot Great Dane dry van model. It's also equipped with SmartTruck's 'Undertray' system to reduce aerodynamic drag and boost fuel savings.
SmartTruck also brought a Hyundai Translead 53-foot dry van model to the 214 TMC show decked out with its complete Undertray aerodynamic package.
Ervin Equipment Inc., one of the U.S.'s largest trailer leasing firms, brought a trailer decked out in the company's new logo and paint scheme to he 2014 TMC show.
Back in October 2013, Ervin began offering dual-fuel natural gas/diesel powered glider kits. This is one of its Freightliner Columbia gliders powered by a 198 EPA Series 60 Detroit Diesel engine, equipped with a dal-fuel system provided by American Power Group. This view of the truck highlights the diesel fuel tank.
This side is where the LNG fuel tank resides on Ervin's dual-fuel glider package.
Utility Trailer Mfg. Co. brought one of its 3000R refrigerated trailer models to the 2014 TMC meeting.
This particular Utility 3000R model is cooled by a Carrier Vector 8500 reefer unit.
Great Dane showed off its 'pup' trailer line earmarked for LTL operations. This is a 48-ft. 'CCC' composite roll-up door dry van model.
This is a 'traditional' 28-ft. CSE Great Dane model pup earmarked for double-trailer operation, as its completely plywood lined. The side skirts on pup trailers help save some fuel but not as mush as the ones on 53-ft. TL dry vans.
Hyundai Translead's HT Duralite flatbed trailer.
Hyundai Translead is working with the California Trucking Assn. to help member fleets put 'No Zone' graphics on dry van trailers to help raise public awareness about safe operation around tractor-trailers. This HT Composite XT model is fresh from the factory and headed to KKW Transportation.
ATDynamics brought several iterations of its TrailerTail aerodynamic device to the 2014 TMC show. This is its full 'four sided' design with 4-ft. long side panels
The 'three sided' version of the TrailerTail costs 10% less than the four sided version and comes with 3-ft. long side panels. Yet the smaller less complete design also produces 10% less fuel savings than its four-sided brother.
Wabash National showed off one of its pup models rates for triple trailer LTL operations.
Wabash also displayed one of its lighter-weight converter dollies; a dolly equipped with aluminum wheels to shave off pounds.
Thermo King displayed one of its Precedent reefer unit models at the 2014 TMC show.
Mobil Delvac brought its 'performance trailer' to TMC this year, which is literally a mobile display for its lubricant product line.
Mobil Delvac's 'performance trailer' also contains a race car simulator which you can see in the background.
Ancra International brought a unique 'display trailer' to the 2014 TMC show to highlight its cargo restraint systems, including Retract-a-roll for trailer floors, Lift-a-deck, and bulkhead panel devices.
Fontaine showed off its fifth wheel product line; a tractor can't haul a trailer without one.
Havco showed off its new line of composite flooring at the 2014 TMC show; a fiberglass laminate that replaces a quarter inch or more of wood trailer flooring.
A new patented version of Havco's laminate provides a better floor 'seal' where the trailer floor boards meet.
Hendrickson showed off its Ultraa-K trailer suspension model.
Meritor displayed its RideSentry trailer suspension at the 2014 TMC show.
Jost brought a number of its fifth wheel models to the 2014 TMC exhibition; and gave away sets of work gloves to boot.
Trailers of various sizes and shapes, along with a bevy of related equipment such as converter dollies and even different types of flooring material, were on display at the 2014 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting in Nashville, TN.
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