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The Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed company helped to develop an intermodal flatbed product to boost capacity by allowing industrial freight such as steel coils and other heavy materials to be transported by railroad.
A growing number of trucking companies facing greenhouse gas accountability, soaring diesel costs and a call to cut ties with foreign oil are exploring fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or “propane autogas”), electric power and hydraulic accumulators. But a fleet considering a switch to an alternative power supply needs to take a close look at its unique operating needs.
Despite today’s fuel compliance technology, it still is possible for less-than-honest drivers to siphon or sell fuel at truckstops without getting caught. While those losses are minimal compared to the gallons burned from idling, going out-of-route and deadheading, the risk cannot be ignored when prices are more than $4 per gallon. Several technologies make it possible to control fuel spend more tightly and eliminate the possibility of theft.
The second portion of CCJ’s annual three-part guide to trailer specifications takes a look at popular refrigerated trailers from leading suppliers.
John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?