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The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?
The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?

February 8, 2017
A pair of longer pups would haul more than two 28-footers, so LTL carriers and shippers are in favor. But truckload carriers still want no part of them.

Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story
Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story

January 31, 2017
We we might never know why the rig hit the guardrail, because as the story said, the truck and any evidence, electronic or otherwise, were destroyed in the...

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?
Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

January 26, 2017
Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

Trucks Block Possible Terrorism in D.C., New York City
Trucks Block Possible Terrorism in D.C., New York City

January 20, 2017
In Washington, military and civilian trucks helped closed a large swath of the city, ensuring the safety of the new president and crowds at the inauguration.

Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?
Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?

January 10, 2017
Managers strive for “productivity” and “equipment utilization,” but how many trailers are moving freight even half the time in their lives? Tom Berg's...

Truckers Among Volunteers for Wreaths Across America
Truckers Among Volunteers for Wreaths Across America

December 29, 2016
Dart Transit owner-operator Pat Wortham explains why he's involved in the yearly effort to honor deceased service members.

Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book
Fruehauf’s 'Engineering' Story Told in New Book

December 19, 2016
Vintage ads help Ruth Ann Fruehauf, granddaughter of the founder of Fruehauf Trailer Corp., tell how the company designed and built trailers for many uses.

Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?
Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

December 9, 2016
Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to...

European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse
European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

November 30, 2016
Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options...

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary
Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

November 14, 2016
There’s dropping trailers, as in hook-and-drop operations, and there’s dropping a trailer, as in whoops! In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg looks at two...