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Trailer Report: Hauling Wind Turbines
Trailer Report: Hauling Wind Turbines

October 12, 2010
Wind is free, but harnessing it to perform work can be very expensive. That's the case with today's wind turbines that are built to generate electricity.

What's New in Used Trucks?
What's New in Used Trucks?

April 30, 2013
Every day, thousands of used trucks change hands. Last year, 190,000 were sold, and though this year's tally might be lower, it's still a healthy business...

Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks
Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks

May 2, 2012
Talk about transmissions in commercial trucks, and you'll talk a lot about Eaton. The Michigan-based manufacturer continues to dominate the business in...

Transmission Trends
Transmission Trends

April 18, 2014
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?
The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?

February 8, 2017
A pair of longer pups would haul more than two 28-footers, so LTL carriers and shippers are in favor. But truckload carriers still want no part of them.

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...

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer
NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

July 29, 2016
If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam
Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam

December 30, 2013
A frustrating part of being a bulk commodities driver is having a jam occur somewhere in the trailer during offloading, interrupting the material flow and...

Snow on the Roof? Knock It Off with Compressed Air, Driver Says
Snow on the Roof? Knock It Off with Compressed Air, Driver Says

November 26, 2013
Snow is spreading across much of the country, and maybe everyone’s biggest worry is just getting there. But if you’re motoring down the highway and a...

Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck
Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck

August 21, 2017
One news anchor thought it was a "tanker explosion." But the trailer was a lowboy, and the fire was fed only by the tractor's saddle tanks.