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Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works
Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works

August 19, 2016
Company execs say Initial assembly of fleet-test units will be later this year with full production a few months later.

Count the Wheels Under This Heavy-Haul Trailer!
Count the Wheels Under This Heavy-Haul Trailer!

October 6, 2013
Sometimes really interesting things happen right near home. A few weeks ago I was on a Sunday jaunt with my wife and a granddaughter, driving through...

A Flatbed Ford Is on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona
A Flatbed Ford Is on the Corner in Winslow, Arizona

March 28, 2016
It wouldn't be complete without the F-500 stakeside, of course, and that's the first thing I went to.

Sometimes people keep lightweight equipment from paying off
Sometimes people keep lightweight equipment from paying off

May 1, 2011
Many truckers seek lightweight equipment so they can carry more payload, and manufacturers strive to cut poundage from their vehicles. But in the real...

'Monocoque' lightweight flatbed will carry more, maybe more safely
'Monocoque' lightweight flatbed will carry more, maybe more safely

October 30, 2011
"Monocoque" is a French word that usually describes the construction of an airliner's fuselage (also a French word), whose outer skin adds strength to the...

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

Oh-Oh! Over She Goes!

August 5, 2010
A short video now making the rounds of truck folks' e-mail boxes shows a huge and heavy steel I-beam girder, and the trailer dollies it's on, falling over...

Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low
Electronic Measuring Devices Warn If Obstacles Are Too Low

June 29, 2016
In many states, rigs carrying oversize loads are escorted by pilot cars, some of them equipped with poles to gauge overhead obstructions. There are better ways.

How to Move 1.98 Million Pounds

October 27, 2010
Reader John M. King Jr. sent us this description and photos of the hauling of a massive load in the Carolinas. The contractor employed a pair of...

Cold in Roanoke, a Shiny Overnite Rig, and a Volunteer Named Wizzy. How About That?
Cold in Roanoke, a Shiny Overnite Rig, and a Volunteer Named Wizzy. How About That?

January 24, 2014
Piggyback and container trains were running on an O-gauge model railroad, and little big rigs were backed into loading docks, just like in the real world.