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Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge
Unlucky Tip Over on the Tappan Zee Bridge

May 18, 2016
Did you see that scrap-hauling rig tipping over on the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River last Friday? The rear axle broke loose and the trailer lost...

Lift Gate Trailers Can Load Normally with New 'Lok' Device
Lift Gate Trailers Can Load Normally with New 'Lok' Device

June 13, 2016
Lift gates cannot mate to dock restraints because they lack attachment points for the hooks, so shippers won't load the trailers, until now. Tom Berg has...

Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them
Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them

March 13, 2014
Lights on the rear of most vehicles have all red lights because that's all the regulation requires. Maybe that should change.

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows
Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows

September 12, 2016
It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction...

Test Drive: Fuso FG 4x4 Goes Almost Anywhere
Test Drive: Fuso FG 4x4 Goes Almost Anywhere

February 13, 2012
Unique to North America, this all-wheel-drive cabover is strong, maneuverable and fun to drive. Driving this Canter FG was like seeing an old friend who's...

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says
Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

May 24, 2016
“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson...

Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes
Old Dominion's Baseball Trailer Promotes Series Sweepstakes

July 11, 2017
A special Duraplate van has heavy plexiglass panels to reveal its sporty load. Guess the number of baseballs and win World Series tickets. Blog commentary...

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans
Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

December 30, 2016
A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of...

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.

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.