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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...

Rise of the 6x2
Rise of the 6x2

May 13, 2013
It's still an oddball spec in road tractors, but some believe the 6x2 — a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions — will...

VorBlades Twist Air into Fuel-saving Vortices, Their Maker Claims
VorBlades Twist Air into Fuel-saving Vortices, Their Maker Claims

April 10, 2013
Here’s a new twist on aerodynamics: curved blades inside a rectangular structure that smooth air flow as it leaves a trailer’s surfaces. Called the VorBlade...

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car
Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

April 26, 2017
Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has...

Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery
Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery

February 9, 2010
Is ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel causing rust in steel fuel tanks? A shop foreman in Georgia believes that the relatively new fuel, or perhaps biodiesel...

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 2 - New Engines, More Options
Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 2 - New Engines, More Options

September 10, 2012
Interest in natural gas as a fuel for commercial trucks has been rising, thanks to the low cost of the fuel, and the desire of fleets to be "green" and...

Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain
Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain

June 17, 2015
California trash fleet hopes ‘out of the box’ heavy-duty series hybrid will save big money in fuel.

Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot
Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot

August 8, 2016
A motorist doing some high-speed tailgating on an Interstate highway in Arizona loses control, bumps a semi and crashes big time.

Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning
Passing Thru Zanesville: Forlorn Trailers, the ‘Y-Bridge’ and a ‘Telltale’ Warning

February 10, 2014
Tom Berg see items of trucker interest in old Zanesville, Ohio, along the historic National Road.

England's Containers Travel Far Even Before They Begin Working
England's Containers Travel Far Even Before They Begin Working

December 13, 2010
The domestic refrigerated containers used by C.R. England in its award-winning TempStack intermodal operation enter service only after a long journey from...