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European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse
European Cargo Securement Devices are Diverse

November 30, 2016
Like here, tying down the goods is a concern in Europe, because a dominant German trailer builder recently displayed a van with numerous securement options...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Fruehauf Trailer Reunion Set for Next Month in Detroit
Fruehauf Trailer Reunion Set for Next Month in Detroit

May 5, 2016
Ruth Fruehauf continues her "Singing Wheels" efforts to preserve the trailer builder's history. Enthusiasts are invited to the event, honoring the...

'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...

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...

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...