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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...

75-Ton 9-Axle Lowboy Hauls More, Saves Money for Equipment Dealer
75-Ton 9-Axle Lowboy Hauls More, Saves Money for Equipment Dealer

September 5, 2014
Bill Miller Equipment needed a trailer of higher capacity, with axle configurations and versatility to haul it through numerous states. Talbert built one....

‘Steer Cars’ and ‘Jeeps’ Bring Up the Rear of Long-Beam Hauls
‘Steer Cars’ and ‘Jeeps’ Bring Up the Rear of Long-Beam Hauls

August 19, 2013
Last week we ran a news story about the hauling of long, heavy concrete beams for reconstruction of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in...

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech
Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

September 23, 2016
Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the...

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability
KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

April 7, 2017
A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of...

Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like
Wabash Shows What a 33-Foot Pup Would Look Like

March 31, 2014
Congress is supposedly inclined to approve a proposal to allow twin 33-foot doubles. If so, trailers like this would probably become common. Tom Berg has...

Trailers the European Way
Trailers the European Way

December 22, 2016
European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses
How Fruehaufs and Whites Once Hauled Unique Steel Houses

May 7, 2017
Trailers were loaded with panels and hardware as they left the assembly line, then hauled to their destinations. At building sites, parts that were needed...

Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer
Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer

May 26, 2017
Docking was precise and gentle, but it took much more time than an operator would have patience for. However, as development continues, the system should...

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe
Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

September 18, 2016
The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from...