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Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes
Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes

June 10, 2016
Jim Fox, a manager at aviation-fuel-hauler Pinnacle Express, is a strong believer in disc brakes. This mechanic and million-mile former driver declares that...

Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?
Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?

June 1, 2016
There are no federal government or SAE strength requirements, so standards were set by the marketplace, and now by European rules.

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says
Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

May 24, 2016
“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson...

Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge
Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

May 18, 2016
Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost...

Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?
Driverless Tesla vs. Parked Trailer: Owner's Fault?

May 12, 2016
Rear-underride collisions upset safety advocates because they badly hurt auto drivers and passengers. What about a front-underride incident with no driver...

Fruehauf Trailer Reunion Set for Next Month in Detroit
Fruehauf Trailer Reunion Set for Next Month in Detroit

May 5, 2016
Ruth Fruehauf continues her "Singing Wheels" efforts to preserve the trailer builder's history. Enthusiasts are invited to the event, honoring the...

Snow Doesn’t Stop Poland Spring's ‘Safety Blitz’
Snow Doesn’t Stop Poland Spring's ‘Safety Blitz’

April 26, 2016
Senior Editor Tom Berg braves the cold and freezing moisture to watch inspectors check equipment important to this transportation segment.

Why Black's Popular for Heavy-Haul Trailers
Why Black's Popular for Heavy-Haul Trailers

April 20, 2016
"You spray one coat of paint over a checkerboard test panel and if you see the checkerboard underneath, you need to spray another coat. With black, it’ll...

A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker
A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

April 7, 2016
On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver...

Thermo King Solar Panels Keep Batteries Charged
Thermo King Solar Panels Keep Batteries Charged

April 1, 2016
Devices are aimed at reefer use, but there's almost no limit on how they can be employed, the company says.