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You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day
You Don't See a Sperry Truck Every Day

October 24, 2017
Sperry's specially equipped vehicles scoot along railroad tracks testing for imperfections that could cause derailments. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior...

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...

Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal
Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal

February 18, 2016
EPA wants more fuel-saving devices on trailers under proposed greenhouse-gas-reductoin rules. But one trailer maker says they won't provide as much benefits...

Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?
Where Did the North Koreans Get Those Missile-Toting Trucks?

April 18, 2017
Where did North Korea get its trucks and trailers to haul weapons? On the internet there are reports that the trucks and tractor-trailers were made in...

Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes
Tanker Fleet Manager Praises Air Disc Brakes

June 10, 2016
Jim Fox, a manager at aviation-fuel-hauler Pinnacle Express, is a strong believer in disc brakes. This mechanic and million-mile former driver declares that...

Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck
Thin-Walled Fuel Tanks Feed Another Fiery Truck Wreck

August 21, 2017
One news anchor thought it was a "tanker explosion." But the trailer was a lowboy, and the fire was fed only by the tractor's saddle tanks.

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...

‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do
‘Oh, Shift!’ What Slamming On The Brakes Will Do

August 10, 2017
What do you do when the load on the trailer shifts, ramming your sleeper just behind you? Thank the Lord that the stack of steel didn’t stab you in the...

Roll-Off Truck’s Raised Rails Batter a Bridge
Roll-Off Truck’s Raised Rails Batter a Bridge

January 12, 2016
Roll-off truck drivers: Did you turn off the PTO? Trucks and trailers are sometimes incompatible with overpasses. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds
Special Vans Haul Horses from the Fairgrounds

November 28, 2017
For horse trailers, corrosion resistance is important because of urine. Strength is, too, so trailer structures don’t twist on rough ground and its doors...