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Maintenance, inspection tips for platform trailers
Good preventive maintenance practices will help keep any trailer, much less flatbed units, up and running for longer productive time periods, so East Manufacturing recently put together a list of general maintenance tips for flatbed and drop deck trailer owners.

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Volvo reveals new regional haul tractor
VNR combines aerodynamics, maneuverabilty, advanced safety and driver comfort
MONTREAL. Echoing aerodynamic styling cues from its long-haul VNL Series, Volvo has introduced a new regional tractor. The VNR Series features new interior and exterior designs intended to improve productivity, fuel efficiency, driver comfort and uptime, positioning it for an expected growth in regional hauling applications,

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Dash Cam of the Week: What a drag
Okay, professional truck drivers, here’s an honest question, or at least one being asked by the thousands of people who’ve seen this very viral video: Can you really not detect a car stuck in the side of your trailer as you’re pulling up a long grade?

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