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Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary

News and blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

Present-day gooseneck low-bed trailer is one of many heavy-haul products made by today’s Talbert Manufacturing, now in Rensselaer, Indiana.

November 14, 2017

The mechanical gooseneck revolutionized equipment loading by eliminating the need to drive machinery up and over the trailer tires, says Talbert. Tom Berg has more in the Trailer Talk blog.

Tags: Gooseneck, Heavy-haul trailers, Lowboy Trailers, Talbert Manufacturing, Trailers, History, Trucking History

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:37 AM | » Comments(0)

Interesting Equipment at the New Atlanta Show

Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

Floor, front wall and hoist well of the Godwin dump are formed of abrasion-resistant Hardox 450 steel. Sidewalls and most structural members are of aluminum.

October 6, 2017

Whether or not North America needed another truck show, based on attendance and quality of exhibitors, the new NACV is likely to have a real future.

Tags: Trailers, Flatbed Trailers, Lowboy Trailers, Truck Shows, NACV Show

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, October 6, 2017 3:30 PM | » Comments(0)

TMC Looks at Special Trailer Repair Issues

A new or existing task force might bring in trailer-builder and repair-shop representatives to speak to it.

This lowboy's deck remains unbowed, but overloading has been known to bend the structure. How do owners repair such damage? Photo: Rogers Brothers Co.

September 21, 2016

How do you repair a lowboy trailer whose deck structure has lost its arc? That might deserve some scrutiny, the organization figures.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, TMC SuperTech, Lowboy Trailers, Trailer Repairs

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:32 AM | » Comments(1)

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