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Why Can't Those 3 Upper ID Lights Be Mounted Low?
Why Can't Those 3 Upper ID Lights Be Mounted Low?

January 8, 2015
The three identification lights at the top-rear of the trailer, mounted around the center line of the vehicle, are to alert following drivers that the...

'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...

Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?
Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

December 9, 2016
Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to...

Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car
Truck Driver 'Didn't Know' He Was Dragging a Car

April 26, 2017
Checking the mirrors should be a normal part of driving, but maybe 'Mike' had other things to look at than the car caught up in his trailer. Tom Berg has...

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.

10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident
10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident

July 26, 2017
It might have been 130 degrees or more inside that trailer. How long can anyone stand that? It’s amazing anyone survived.

The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?
The Twin 33s Idea Returns. Will It Fly This Time?

February 8, 2017
A pair of longer pups would haul more than two 28-footers, so LTL carriers and shippers are in favor. But truckload carriers still want no part of them.

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...

Curtainside Trailers Made for Alley Deliveries
Curtainside Trailers Made for Alley Deliveries

November 25, 2015
The concept came from Europe, where not many factories have loading docks, but they do have alleyways for trucks to make pickups and deliveries.

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...