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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...

Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal
Harvey Was One Thing, But Irma's Getting Personal

September 7, 2017
This monster has a female name but is no lady, what with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of more than 200. I've got relatives and friends in her path,...

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.

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...

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.

Drop Deck Decisions
Drop Deck Decisions

May 25, 2017
Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

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.

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...

Quick Feet Help in Parking Trailers with this Machine
Quick Feet Help in Parking Trailers with this Machine

August 3, 2017
V-Move Electrotrekker is a walk-behind (and -ahead) device from Verhagen Leiden, an outfit in Holland. It's electric powered and runs on 36 volts.

Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story
Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies, Road Damaged, But a Fair News Story

January 31, 2017
We we might never know why the rig hit the guardrail, because as the story said, the truck and any evidence, electronic or otherwise, were destroyed in the...