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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...

Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost
Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost

November 4, 2016
“SAF Trak” axle is powered from the tractor’s hydraulic wet kit. On the trailer, two hydraulic motors, one at each axle end, turn the wheels to help get the...

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?
Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

October 26, 2016
Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom...

For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways
For Tankers, 'Vapor Recovery' Works Two Ways

October 14, 2016
He stood at an open pipe at the tanker and held his hand in front of it, checking air as it flowed inside. During product loading, vapor-laden air is drawn...