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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...

Don't Forget to Factor DEF into Fuel Costs
Don't Forget to Factor DEF into Fuel Costs

August 25, 2011
2010-model diesels are running well and turning in better fuel economy than their EPA-'07-spec predecessors, according to reports we've heard at industry...

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...

'High-Water Vehicles' Take Many Forms in Harvey Rescue Work
'High-Water Vehicles' Take Many Forms in Harvey Rescue Work

August 31, 2017
Trucks perform vital work, but explosions at a chemical plant near Houston involved refrigerated trailers that stored temperature-sensitive compounds. Tom...

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know
Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

February 21, 2017
Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver...

Keeping Ice Cream Cold’s Especially Important This Month
Keeping Ice Cream Cold’s Especially Important This Month

July 17, 2016
Barry, a Ralphs driver, rejected a load because it was too warm. He was especially conscientious, but his action exemplifies care shown by workers all along...

Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter
Airplane Hits Trailer in 'Amazing' Encounter

May 11, 2017
The plane came in too low and its landing gear clipped the top of the South Shore van, tearing off and embedding itself in the roof and side panels. The...

Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?
Why Are So Many Trailers Just Sitting There?

January 10, 2017
Managers strive for “productivity” and “equipment utilization,” but how many trailers are moving freight even half the time in their lives? Tom Berg's...

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...

Be a Virtual American Trucker with New Game from Germany
Be a Virtual American Trucker with New Game from Germany

July 7, 2017
TransRoad: USA, Trucks and Trailers, puts players in the executive seat of a virtual trucking company, starting by choosing virtually appropriate equipment...