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Hello, Dolly! New TMC Recommendations on Dolly Details
Hello, Dolly! New TMC Recommendations on  Dolly Details

September 28, 2010
Converter dollies have been around so long that you'd think every one on the road is built about as correctly as can be. But some lack handles that drivers...

Vanguard's Mudd Sees Extra Strong Trailer Sales

September 19, 2010
Vanguard Trailer's president, Charlie Mudd, agrees with industry economists in repeating sales forecasts of 90,000 dry vans for 2011 and 120,000 for 2012.

Innovative Fleet Installing 3,500 Sets of Trailer Aero Improvers
Innovative Fleet Installing 3,500 Sets of Trailer Aero Improvers

September 15, 2010
Mesilla Valley Transportation, known for its efforts at saving fuel, is equipping its entire fleet of 3,500 long-haul trailers with side skirts and a...

Dealers Offer Maintenance Tips for Neglected Trailer Brakes
Dealers Offer Maintenance Tips for Neglected Trailer Brakes

September 9, 2010
With more freight moving as the economy revives, fleets are pulling dormant trailers away from fences and putting them into service. But those trailers...

Trailer Side Skirts Save This Trucker 8.94% in Fuel
Trailer Side Skirts Save This Trucker 8.94% in Fuel

August 31, 2010
Some truck owners have begun buying trailer side skirts because they need them to legally run in California

Federal Program Helps Interstate Install Aerodynamic Skirts on 2,058 Trailers
Federal Program Helps Interstate Install Aerodynamic Skirts on 2,058 Trailers

August 20, 2010
After several years of testing showed trailer side skirts save considerable fuel and therefore cut exhaust emissions from tractors that pull them,...

Champion Drivers, Equipment Don't Always Match

August 10, 2010
It takes people and equipment to put together ATA's National Truck Driving Championships each year, and on both sides there are some unusual linkups. Some...

Oh-Oh! Over She Goes!

August 5, 2010
A short video now making the rounds of truck folks' e-mail boxes shows a huge and heavy steel I-beam girder, and the trailer dollies it's on, falling over...

53-Footers Usually Too Long, But Customers Demand 'Em
53-Footers Usually Too Long, But Customers Demand 'Em

July 27, 2010
Fifty-three feet became the predominant length for vans and temperature-controlled trailers by the end of the 1990s, when they replaced 48-footers in most...

Tanker Trucks and Trailers Helping in Oil Cleanup in Gulf
Tanker Trucks and Trailers Helping in Oil Cleanup in Gulf

July 21, 2010
Vacuum tankers are playing a big part in the cleanup of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, as shown in TV news footage and a BP commercial now seen on the airwaves