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Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows
Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows

September 12, 2016
It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction...

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works
Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works

August 19, 2016
Company execs say Initial assembly of fleet-test units will be later this year with full production a few months later.

Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot
Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot

August 8, 2016
A motorist doing some high-speed tailgating on an Interstate highway in Arizona loses control, bumps a semi and crashes big time.

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer
NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

July 29, 2016
If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

Force Field Could Form 'Electric Boat Tail' to Cut Turbulence
Force Field Could Form 'Electric Boat Tail' to Cut Turbulence

July 22, 2016
Plasma, the stuff of lightning and the Northern Lights, can be harnessed to alter the flow of air over trucks.

Keeping Ice Cream Cold’s Especially Important This Month
Keeping Ice Cream Cold’s Especially Important This Month

July 17, 2016
Barry, a Ralphs driver, rejected a load because it was too warm. He was especially conscientious, but his action exemplifies care shown by workers all along...

Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low
Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low

June 29, 2016
In many states, rigs carrying oversize loads are escorted by pilot cars, some of them equipped with poles to gauge overhead obstructions. There are better ways.

Inventor of Flip-Type Placards Retires at Age 95
Inventor of Flip-Type Placards Retires at Age 95

June 21, 2016
It was a challenge when a carrier transported a mixed load of various dangerous goods that needed to be identified. Today there are nine categories of...

Lift Gate Trailers Can Load Normally with New 'Lok' Device
Lift Gate Trailers Can Load Normally with New 'Lok' Device

June 13, 2016
Lift gates cannot mate to dock restraints because they lack attachment points for the hooks, so shippers won't load the trailers, until now. Tom Berg has...