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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...

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.

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.

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2
Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

October 27, 2017
Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose,...

Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running
Smithco's Side-Dumper Is Strictly for Off-Road Running

June 9, 2017
While pulling the Smithco tipper, a Western Star 6900XD acted as a tractor, but it’s really a straight truck fitted with a fifth-wheel kit. This is part of...

Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not
Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not

July 9, 2013
It takes a tractor to move a trailer, which is why we’re looking at this new product from a small company: Tractor AeroKit from Flow Below Aero Inc., 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...

Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam
Portable Vac-Mounted Vibrator Works Where Grain Loads Jam

December 30, 2013
A frustrating part of being a bulk commodities driver is having a jam occur somewhere in the trailer during offloading, interrupting the material flow and...

Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s
Film Promotes Pennsylvania RR's TrucTrain Service in the 1950s

June 23, 2017
Trucking is called "a great industry," and footage shows how many trailers were traveling by rail instead of on crowded highways. That's still a good idea.