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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MAN TGX semitrailer tractors have been part of the Slovenian, Teharje-based haulage company since 2016.
In this article, 9 degree of freedom simulate model of combined braking system of tractor-semitrailer will be present, and phase-plane method will be proposed to analyze the braking stability of both tractor and semitrailer. The influence of each gear of retarder on the braking stability will be investigated.
Thus, 5DOF model involves steering system motion, tractor, and semitrailer's longitudinal and lateral motions, and yaw motions could be depicted in Figure 1.
"I always have two semitrailers in my fleet", said Reinhold Brehm, Transbeton MD, "because it increases our transportation capacity for large concrete plants.
Calculation results of nominal and actual parameters are compared, and with the help of logic elements corrective actions are defined in a form of [+ or -] d[[alpha].sub.3]-steering axis rotation angle of a semitrailer.
* An S.KO EXPRESS CEP semitrailer with the new folding wall technology and double deck system,
A land motor vehicle, "Trailer" includes semitrailer or semitrailer designed for travel on public roads (emphasis mine).
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.
In fact, "fishing" is hardly the accurate term to describe what some harvesters do; during mating season, they drive semitrailer trucks along the beach and heave the invertebrates in by the thousands.
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.