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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...

SuperDuty Pickups Ably Tow, and Back, Heavy Trailers
SuperDuty Pickups Ably Tow, and Back, Heavy Trailers

September 30, 2016
The heftiest trailer was a Gladiator Load Max gooseneck, loaded with concrete blocks and decorative limestone, and weighing almost 30,000 pounds.

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech
Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

September 23, 2016
Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the...

TMC Looks at Special Trailer Repair Issues
TMC Looks at Special Trailer Repair Issues

September 21, 2016
How do you repair a lowboy trailer whose deck structure has lost its arc? That might deserve some scrutiny, the organization figures.

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe
Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

September 18, 2016
The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from...

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.