March 2, 2016
Absorbing an extra 5 mph amounts to almost double the force that slams into a trailer's rear, but isn't that expensive to produce, explains Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Underride Guard, Trailers, Vehicle Safety, Regulations
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:56 AM | » Comments(2)
July 22, 2015
While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.
Tags: Trailers, Size and Weight, Regulations, GHG
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:00 PM | » Comments(0)
January 8, 2015
The three identification lights at the top-rear of the trailer, mounted around the center line of the vehicle, are to alert following drivers that the vehicle equipped with these lights is wider than 80 inches.
Tags: Regulations, Trailers, Lighting
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 1:15 PM | » Comments(0)
June 16, 2014
The Transportation Safety Equipment Institute reports that its member companies are seeing an increase in requests to add innovative lighting devices, and questions arise about their legality. Senior Editor Tom Berg takes a closer look in his Trailer Talk blog.
Tags: Lighting, Auxiliary Lighting, Transportation Safety Equipment Institute, Truck-Lite, Peterson Manufacturing, Trailers, Regulations
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
June 30, 2011
In three weeks' time, new, shorter federal stopping distance limits go into effect for three-axle tractors, most of them over-the-road power units that pull semitrailers
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:18 PM | » Comments(0)
June 12, 2011
Many fleets operating in California have until July 1 to tell the state's Air Resources Board how they will equip their box-type trailers with fuel-saving devices
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Sunday, June 12, 2011 5:22 PM | » Comments(0)
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