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Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here
Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here

March 2, 2016
Absorbing an extra 5 mph amounts to almost double the force that slams into a trailer's rear, but isn't that expensive to produce, explains Tom Berg in his...

Lighter Trailers Get Break From FAST Act
Lighter Trailers Get Break From FAST Act

February 26, 2016
Only eight states allowed a truck to tow two trailers, but lengths varied and none of the eight were contiguous. Then congress added a provision in the FAST...

Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal
Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal

February 18, 2016
EPA wants more fuel-saving devices on trailers under proposed greenhouse-gas-reductoin rules. But one trailer maker says they won't provide as much benefits...

O-O? Trailer Transit Might Need You
O-O? Trailer Transit Might Need You

February 11, 2016
Tom Berg has been intrigued for a while by Trailer Transit, which, as its name implies, is a transporter of trailers. The Indiana-based outfit's...

An Unusual Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pumper
An Unusual Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pumper

February 2, 2016
Most pumpers are mounted on straight trucks, some with multiple axles, but this large, heavy one is better carried on a long 10-axle rig.

Twin 33s Issue Revived in Constitution-Related Bill
Twin 33s Issue Revived in Constitution-Related Bill

January 29, 2016
Double 33-foot trailers were pulled from last December's spending bill by senators who objected on safety grounds, but as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer...

Model Train Show Includes Trucks that Deliver Memories
Model Train Show Includes Trucks that Deliver Memories

January 20, 2016
The Greenberg Great Train & Toy Show is an annual event at the fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. On the show's layouts as in real life, trucks and trailers...

Roll-Off Truck’s Raised Rails Batter a Bridge
Roll-Off Truck’s Raised Rails Batter a Bridge

January 12, 2016
Roll-off truck drivers: Did you turn off the PTO? Trucks and trailers are sometimes incompatible with overpasses. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

No Fast-Forwarding Past This Commercial
No Fast-Forwarding Past This Commercial

December 23, 2015
This TV spot packs a lot of action into 10 seconds, and never mind that its details vary quite a bit.

LTL Carriers Group Unhappy Over Rejection of Twin 33s
LTL Carriers Group Unhappy Over Rejection of Twin 33s

December 16, 2015
Longer doubles would've boosted efficiency, but Congress killed the idea on safety grounds. The Coalition for Efficient and Responsible Trucking, made up of...