November 6, 2009
Falling from a tall trailer will almost certainly result in broken bones or worse for a driver or maintenance person, and will cost thousands of dollars in medical and worker's compensation claims
October 2, 2009
What makes a semitrailer easy to sell at a good price? Structural soundness, with emphasis on the floor and roof, and good appearance that comes from regular maintenanc
September 15, 2009
Not many owners of semitrailers have bought aerodynamic fairings and low-rolling-resistance tires to save fuel, but a lot of them will have to under new rules from California's Air Resources Board
August 26, 2009
The California Air Resources Board is following through on its promise to clamp down on emissions from reefer diesel
August 10, 2009
A bill to allow states to authorize heavier tractor-trailers has been introduced in Congress, and the idea might also be part of highway reauthorization legislation. But chances for passage are iffy, observers sa
June 10, 2009
Trailers these days get a little more respect than they used to. They're designed to last longer with less maintenance. Newer, more damaging de-icers have driven the development of new coatings and other solutions to corrosion problems
When drivers are tying down a flatbed load, they may be tempted to use equipment that's worn or torn or broken, so they can get going and earn some money
June 8, 2009
'Revolutionary" is an apt description for freight containers, those now ubiquitous steel boxes that carry the cargoes of commerce around the world
Diesel fuel is getting almost too dear in price to burn, so users are looking at ways to conserve it and to avoid consuming it altogether
Perhaps you've heard of "MS-13," labeled "the most dangerous gang in America" by Newsweek magazine and chronicled in recent months by newspapers and broadcast media
CARB is a four-letter word to most truckers, who cringe every time the people who run California's Air Resources Board dictate another set of rules
June 3, 2009
May 26, 2009
Rollovers are one of the most serious types of accidents, because drivers and other truck occupants are usually tossed around and badly injured or killed. In the process, tractors are badly damaged or totaled
Doubles and triples combinations are the primary over-the-road equipment for less-than-truckload fleets, truck-trailer rigs are common among specialty haulers in many western states
November 1, 2008
Attention to detail in spec'ing and maintaining trailers pays off in longer life and lower maintenance costs.
May 1, 2006
A number of factors are prompting fleet managers to take a closer look at trailer maintenance.
New developments make trailers longer lasting and more economical.
March 1, 2006
Streamlined power units are a given, and research on trailer aero improvers should make them common, too.
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