“Without a trailer, a tractor is meaningless. A trailer, the argument could be made, is the piece of equipment that actually brings revenue in for a fleet. While it’s easy to dismiss a dry van as simply a ‘box on wheels,’ the reality of trailer design is a never-ending series of compromises between cargo space and unit weight.”
That’s how Jack Roberts, executive editor at Commercial Carrier Journal, a sister publication to Truckers News, begins an examination of the changing face of trailers titled, Reshaping the dry van: New laws, new tech and pressure from fleets guiding trailer’ future.
“Today, as savvy fleet managers understand that any money saved in fuel costs adds to their bottom line, new aerodynamic aspects are being added to the trailer design mix. Also, new technologies – such as telematics, GPS tracking and real-time logistics information – are pushing trailer OEMs to reevaluate longstanding designs and look at how trailers will be used in the future in a new light.”
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