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Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks
Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks

May 2, 2012
Talk about transmissions in commercial trucks, and you'll talk a lot about Eaton. The Michigan-based manufacturer continues to dominate the business in...

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...

'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston
'Bomb Carts' Haul Containers at Busy Port of Charleston

June 16, 2017
A Pro-Shuttle has a floor of stout steel beams with short, slanted sides that guide a container into place as the gantry crane lowers it. For the short...

Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary
Talbert Celebrates Removable Gooseneck’s 70th Anniversary

November 14, 2017
The mechanical gooseneck revolutionized equipment loading by eliminating the need to drive machinery up and over the trailer tires, says Talbert. Tom Berg...

Gearing Up For Fuel Economy

June 1, 2007
More care than ever is needed when pairing the ‘07 diesels with gear ratios to get the best balance between performance and fuel economy.

Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues
Super-cube rig for Walmart Canada might raise some issues

November 11, 2012
What's this? A modern reiteration of a 1930s truck-and-trailer combination? Sort of. It's a high-capacity tractor-trailer combination recently assembled in...

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...

Truck Washing's a Growing Business, Especially at This Company
Truck Washing's a Growing Business, Especially at This Company

July 20, 2017
Fleet Clean USA CEO Scott Marr, now 27, ran a part-time washing business and realized that he made more money washing trucks than working at a bank. Learn...

Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold
Truck and Trailer Side Guards Being Pushed and Sold

December 21, 2017
Side guards add weight and cost, and might never come into play in months and years of service. One could say the same about most safety equipment - but...