Heavy Duty Trucking

JUL 2014

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66 HDT • JULY 2014 www.truckinginfo.com neck design. The company combined its new flatbed with Sliding Systems' aluminum Curtainside unit, resulting in one of the lightest weight trailers in the industry, East said. The van configuration of the flatbed has a 106-inch clear height and a 101-inch inside load width. It also accommodates up to 50,000 pounds concentrated load in 4 feet on a 48-foot-long spread-axle trailer. The trailer features high-tensile aluminum, and main T-beams and structural cross members use 6061-T6 aluminum. Curtains are con- structed with a 26.5-inch PVC-coated polyester fabric that is horizontally and vertically reinforced with webbing for added strength. Fontaine Trailer F ontaine announced an all-aluminum flatbed trailer with independently sliding front and rear axles. The Revolution SuperiorSide can be configured as a closed tandem set at the rear, a closed tandem set at the front, a full 10-foot spread axle, and any combination in between. The company says its dealers were the inspiration for the product, as they heard from fleets that some states were enforcing kingpin-to-axle regulations and drivers needed a way to stay in compli- ance. They can with the sliding axles. The trailer features a unitized floor design that the company says eliminates racking and twisting, so tire scrub typically seen in spread-axle applications is reduced. The trailer is said to deliver bigger payloads with lower tire and fuel costs. Fontaine also launched two dropdeck trailers that comply with regulations in all 50 states and Canada. The Revolution Rear Slide Dropdeck features all-aluminum construction, while the Infinity version features steel main beams, steel crossmembers, and aluminum flooring. Both trailers include the company's Routed Aluminum Side Rail. The 53-foot total length for both trailers is made up of an 11-foot upper deck and 43-foot lower deck. This geometry combined with a rear slide-axle gives versatility to stay legal as the vehicle travels from state to state and throughout Canada. Circle 356 on Reader Action Card Or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Great Dane G reat Dane says its Freedom LT flatbed trailers can be protected from rust and corrosion resulting from stone impingement and road debris by spec'ing them with CorroGuard, a spray-in-place ther- moplastic coating that boasts long-term protection and improved appearance. CorroGuard is an alternative to galvanizing and claims the highest physical properties of undercoating materials, including tensile, tear, and elongation strength. The company also says the textured surface and color of CorroGuard are long-lasting and attractive, and enhance a fleet's image. The company also offers Ther- moGuard lining, a metal barrier layer that helps seal a refriger- ated trailer's foam insulation. The barrier is said to reduce thermal degradation and weight gain over time from moisture intrusion through the lining. This results in reduced reefer run time and maintenance, and lower fuel costs. The company says the lining is strong, durable, and puncture-resistant. It protects the trailer's sidewalls, ceilings, and floors to boost thermal efficiency and impact resistance. The lining is said to extend the useful life of the trailer and improves resale value. Circle 357 on Reader Action Card Or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Heil Trailer H eil Trailer International entered the stainless steel segment with a line of general chemical tank trailers that are built with a focus on quality and performance. Custom-developed, ultra- high-definition laser cutting achieves tight barrel fit-up, while size-optimized, laser-welded barrel joints require little to no grinding or post-processing. Clean interiors and high durability are the results. Heil will later offer up to 3-A sanitary compliance in stainless steel food grade trailers. The company also introduced larger capacities to its dry bulk trailers, allowing customers more options to handle commodities they transport. An ultra-cleanable 1611 trailer will be introduced for the food-grade industry. Circle 358 on Reader Action Card Or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Trailer Update Kentucky Trailer A TDynamics and Kentucky Trailer say they've formed a partnership to offer a DropFrame version of the TrailerTail as a standard order option on new trailer orders. DropFrame uses the basic TrailerTail with taller side panels to accommodate the additional height of the low-frame trailers that Kentucky specializes in. Circle 355 on Reader Action Card Or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com

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