Curtain sider: The best of two worlds

In the cold light of the day, the curtain sided trailer is a close relative of the common van – except that the sides are movable curtains made of reinforced fabric coated with a waterproof layer. But at a second glance, it is a promising approach to tackling the growing freight task.
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The solar trailer

While solar power is now widely recognised as a viable energy source, mobile applications have long been considered ineffective – until Twan Heetkamp found a way to utilise current‑day technology to build the trailer of tomorrow.
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Aerodynamics research steps up

Even though suppliers in Europe and the US continue to see huge potential in the aerodynamic optimisation of semi-trailers, uptake in the industry is still patchy. Now science has committed to bringing more transparency to the market.
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High-tech trucking in the far north

A side-tipper combination has clocked up more than 170,000km shuttling between the EU’s only chromite mine in Finland and the port of Tornio - carrying 78 tonnes without a special permit.
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SAF-Holland raises the stakes

The transport equipment market is rapidly picking up pace as the OEM scene is discovering the aftermarket as a new revenue source. SAF-Holland’s response is a renewed focus on innovation.
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Crank it up

There is a silent revolution going on in the global landing leg market as savvy businessmen rediscover the segment’s inherent growth potential. Have we ignored the old buttress for too long?
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BPW’s results don’t lie

Just like IBM has gone from manufacturing adding machines to inventing the PC to earning the majority of its revenue from services, BPW’s new Global Head of Sales has set out to turn the German family business into a high-tech hub.
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