semitrailer


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semitrailer

a type of trailer or articulated lorry that has wheels only at the rear, the front end being supported by the towing vehicle

Semitrailer

 

a non-self-propelled transport vehicle with closed body or with a platform with hinged sideboards. The framework of a semitrailer is supported in front by the hitch bar of a truck tractor and in the rear by one or two axles with wheels. The hitch bar permits a swinging motion of the semitrailer both on the longitudinal and transverse axes.

semitrailer

[¦sem·i′trāl·ər]
(engineering)
A cargo-carrying piece of equipment that has one or two axles at the rear; the load is carried on these axles and on the fifth wheel of the tractor that supplies motive power to the semitrailer.
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That truck's front end hit a Peterbilt semitrailer, and its back end veered left into other lanes of traffic and struck the Subaru SUV.
Four motion states are considered in this model : tractor lateral velocity, tractor yaw rate, articulation angle between the tractor and semitrailer and articulation rate.
Liebherr semitrailers are built to be durable and reliable, equipped with torsion-resistant frames, ABS and pneumatic shock absorption as standard to ensure they are safe to drive and a long service life.
Whereby, rotation direction of steering axes of the semitrailer and a truck can be one-way, which enables plane-parallel motion of the train sideward.
During April 13-21, environmental sampling was conducted 1) at the semi-enclosed dockside buildings where imported produce is fumigated at PLB, 2) inside loaded semitrailers ready for departure from PLB, 3) inside the semitrailers on arrival at cold-storage facilities A and B, 4) at the loading docks at facilities A and B, and 5) inside the refrigerated area at facility A.
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Those comments stemmed from a Safety Board investigation into a crash between a Greyhound bus and truck semitrailer operated by DelCar Trucking that killed three people.
The CargoMaster can transform a semitrailer from a freight container to a mobile material handling system.
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The master plan also recommended expanding the paper's current site by 78,000 square feet to accommodate semitrailer trucks at the distribution docks, packaging-level insert pallet storage system, an on-site distribution center and other improvements.
24) Drivers are prohibited from operating a semitrailer when they are tired or ill or are so impaired that they cannot operate one safely.