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Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal
Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal

September 7, 2017
This monster has a female name but is no lady, what with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of more than 200. I've got relatives and friends in her path,...

The Army Uses Serious Rigs to Haul Armored Vehicles
The Army Uses Serious Rigs to Haul Armored Vehicles

July 9, 2015
The U.S. Army operates some of the more serious tractor-trailer combinations in the world, as Tom Berg explores in his Trailer Talk blog. The M1000...

Back a Double-Trailer Rig? There’s an App for That
Back a Double-Trailer Rig? There’s an App for That

July 22, 2014
The point is productivity: A vehicle longer and more complex than the single semis normally used in most of Europe could be employed to haul more cargo in...

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?
Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

January 26, 2017
Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

Why Black's Popular for Heavy-Haul Trailers
Why Black's Popular for Heavy-Haul Trailers

April 20, 2016
"You spray one coat of paint over a checkerboard test panel and if you see the checkerboard underneath, you need to spray another coat. With black, it’ll...

AeroKits for Tractors Now Offered for Flatbed, Tanker Trailers
AeroKits for Tractors Now Offered for Flatbed, Tanker Trailers

October 17, 2015
FlowBelow Aero Inc., the manufacturer of fairings and wheel covers that control air movement around a road tractor’s drive wheels, is now selling a version...

Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame
Semitrailer Inventor August Fruehauf to Enter Automotive Hall of Fame

March 29, 2017
Fruehauf, as a blacksmith, noted that horses that pulled rather than carried loads were in better shape. He reasoned that trucks would likewise last longer...

Old Sayings Apply While Driving Through Bad Weather
Old Sayings Apply While Driving Through Bad Weather

February 16, 2017
Fog and whiteouts caused by blowing snow can often be anticipated by considering the time of the year and what regularly happens along certain stretches of...

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits
Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

August 30, 2016
Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming...

An Unusual Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pumper
An Unusual Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pumper

February 2, 2016
Most pumpers are mounted on straight trucks, some with multiple axles, but this large, heavy one is better carried on a long 10-axle rig.