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5-year forecast: Trailer outlook hinges on 2020

  • From Robert Otto
  • 16. July 2018

The current five-year run of strong growth in the trailer market is “unprecedented,” says Don Ake, FTR vice president of commercial vehicles. And that makes him a little nervous, especially when Trailer/Body Builders asks him to look into his crystal ball and predict the next five years.

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TBB Time Travelers: June 1968

  • From Robert Otto
  • 04. July 2018

With commercial drivers now required to use Electronic Logging Devices, the ability to load and unload freight quickly is more important than ever – or is it?

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Taking charge

  • From Robert Otto
  • 02. July 2018

Dutch manufacturing specialist, VALX, is changing the way trailer builders think about axles, specifically how they can be designed to be multifunctional to electrically charge integrated components like refrigeration units.

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The oracle of Twickenham

  • From Robert Otto
  • 25. June 2018

Gary Beecroft is one of the few automotive analysts in the world specialising in the transport equipment market – giving his work an almost unimpeachable aura of authority in an otherwise highly volatile market.

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One journey ends, another begins

  • From Robert Otto
  • 18. June 2018

Shell concluded the Starship cross-country tour Tuesday, June 5, in Jacksonsville FL, then announced the results - and its plans to continue driving the fuel-efficiency conversation.

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