The European market for trailers and semi-trailers has experienced a significant recovery in 2021.
Opportunities for advancement
In 1938 the founders of Thermo King developed the first successful mechanical transport refrigeration unit thus creating a completely new industry and a whole new standard of living. Fresh food, available any season, has greatly improved the quality of life, and enormously improved people’s health.
On the right track
From May 2021, JOST World – the manufacturer and supplier of safety-relevant systems for the commercial vehicle industry – will publish a new clip on the JOST World social media channels on YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook every 14 days on Wednesdays.
At the heart of technological innovation
In 1947, three technicians specialising in mechanical engineering began the production of axles for industrial vehicles with the support of Thomé Industries.
Running the gauntlet
Engineers at BPW Bergische Achsen KG announced an industry breakthrough in April this year. They achieved weight savings of up to 60kg thanks to their new generation Airlight II running gear kit which now covers an even wider range of applications both on- and off-highway with one single axle beam type. It’s the axle and suspension specialist’s digital DNA, laser technology and intelligent modules that has led to this development.
Automatic for the people
For 20 years, Paul van der Does has been a member of the Cargo Floor team. In his current role as Senior Sales Manager he is responsible for the sales of the CargoMatic system, a mobile floor system for trucks and trailers. It appears to be very efficient for dock-to-trailer work with fully automatic loading and unloading in about 90 seconds. The manufacturer claims a standard trailer transporting 33 pallets can be unloaded in under three minutes.
Turning the wheels on trailer safety and cost efficiency
To bring optimal brake force to the road, an effective wheel-end solution with quality braking and brake actuator technology is of critical importance according to ZF, global expert for commercial vehicle control systems.
Life in the fast lane
In the months leading up to Tokyo 2020 mainstream media speculated on whether the already postponed international multi-sport event – which was shifted to 23 July to 8 August 2021 – would ultimately be cancelled due to an ongoing health crisis throughout Japan.
Production of the EcoGeneration trailers from Schmitz Cargobull are in full swing. There are three product variants that enable the road transport operators to improve their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and environmental footprint.
The weight of success
SAF-Holland develops new products and upgrades to existing ranges not behind closed doors, but with a close eye on the requirements of the market. Read more