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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

How (Not) to Load a Car Onto a Truck
How (Not) to Load a Car Onto a Truck

December 9, 2015
Shipping a car? You might not want to use this European outfit who used an unconventional method to lift a Volvo station wagon onto their truck.

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.

Special Trailer Helps Promote the Trades to Young People
Special Trailer Helps Promote the Trades to Young People

March 10, 2016
Among the many job openings a new program in Arkansas seeks to fill are truck driving and truck technicians. Tom Berg has the details from TMC in his...

Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

May 29, 2013
Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day...