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Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right
Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right

December 29, 2010
People who operate refrigerated trailers know a lot about their businesses, but even the most experienced would tell you that they don't know it all.

Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer
Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

February 19, 2014
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and...

Maintaining and Servicing Diesel Particulate Filters

August 15, 2011
Diesel particulate filters trap soot from the exhaust and ash from motor oil. Most soot is burned off in the course of a truck's operations, but ash stays...

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says
Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

May 1, 2013
Revised hours-of-service rules being contested by trucking and outside parties will probably be adopted as presented by federal authorities, the National...

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks
Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

November 8, 2015
Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident
10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident

July 26, 2017
It might have been 130 degrees or more inside that trailer. How long can anyone stand that? It’s amazing anyone survived.

Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like
Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like

March 31, 2014
Congress is supposedly inclined to approve a proposal to allow twin 33-foot doubles. If so, trailers like this would probably become common. Tom Berg has...

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

November 1, 2015
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a...

Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues
Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues

November 11, 2012
What's this? A modern reiteration of a 1930s truck-and-trailer combination? Sort of. It's a high-capacity tractor-trailer combination recently assembled in...

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

May 23, 2016
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official...